This is one of many initiatives by the Department of Higher Education to improve access to quality education, skills and knowledge in remote and remote areas and especially for girls. The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak already runs an entrepreneurship internship program focused on female learners in Jammu and Kashmir.
The department also promotes large-scale skills development initiatives and has integrated skills teaching seamlessly into mainstream education. Complementary skills courses will now be offered as 30 credit integrated courses in the 12+18 format, in which 12 credits will either be integrated or as complementary components, while 18 credits will be offered as skills training by the respective sector skills councils as part of the certification. of the CNDS. Infrastructure in HEIs has been created in J&K Higher Education Skills Development Infrastructure has been created in a Hub and Spoke model and 15 Hub and 75 Spoke centers are already established with start-up capital of Rs. 10.00 crore. Fields offered include Electronics, Computers & Informatics, Horticulture, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Paramedic, Food Science Technology, Fashion Technology, Epiciculture, Sericulture, Veterinary Science, Financial Management, Engineering, etc.
The department also plans to create 15 Innovation and Incubation centers to encourage start-ups and encourage the incubation of promising ideas. It is also setting up research and innovation hubs in colleges and designating universities as mentor institutions to create a research and innovation ecosystem.