Sunstone becomes National Skill Development Corporation’s official skill partner for student upskilling

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Mumbai :  Sunstone, one of India’s leading higher education startups with a presence across 35+ cities in 50+ institutions, has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for a period of seven years to provide industry-recognized and desired skill training to students across its training hubs. The association is set to benefit over 25,000 students across India.

The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) was established with a vision to create a sustainable and enabling skill ecosystem and this body provides funding support to enterprises, companies and organizations to build capacity by extending resources, technical assistance, thought leadership and knowledge management.

Sunstone aims to leverage the partnership with NSDC to develop and deliver industry-oriented courses. As an NSDC Skill Partner, Sunstone will provide training to students for the required industry-oriented courses. Students will get the benefit of increased placement opportunities through industry-recognized certifications and immersive training for sector-specific job roles.

About this partnership, Mr Piyush Nangru, Co-Founder and COO, Sunstone said, “The partnership with NSDC is aligned with our vision of enabling students with requisite skilling opportunities. The industry-academia gap is prevalent in Indian education system and Sunstone aims to bridge this through our innovative solutions. We have successfully managed to reach into smaller cities and towns through our collaborations with educational institutions and we aim to continue this journey.  At Sunstone, we believe and strive for the possibility of providing an industry-oriented learning experience that makes students job – ready at the college level itself.  To achieve our goal, we have associated with NSDC with the objective to train ‘experienced freshers’ and develop industry-oriented curated courses focusing on 21st century skills.”

Speaking on the initiative, Ved Mani Tiwari, COO and Officiating CEO, NSDC, said, It is imperative to strengthen the bridge between academia and the industry. Therefore, our partnership with Sunstone is an integral step in providing access to students to formal education and to take up industry-relevant courses. Industry-oriented teaching and learning strategies will enable India‘s youth by building their competitiveness and making them future-ready. By combining NSDC’s experience and Sunstone’s expertise and expanded reach, the demand of the industry for skilled professionals will be efficiently fulfilled.”

The key USPs of the partnership are:

  •   AICTE & NSDC recognized certificates
  •   Recognition of certification by the Industry

On successful qualification, students will receive AICTE & NSDC recognized certificates with Sunstone as the Skill Partner. The training and certificate will make students stand out with skills that only an experienced professional can possess, making them “experienced freshers” as they graduate.

Sunstone has partnered with NSDC to provide Training for five industry-oriented courses:  Credit Processing Officer (BFSI), Transactional F&A (IT and ITes), Human Resource Mgmt. (Mgmt. & Entrepreneurship, and Professional), Digital Marketing Manager (Media & Entertainment) and Business/Multichannel Retailer (Retail).

The vision of Sunstone to foster an enabling ecosystem, finds a partner in the NSDC, as both organizations share a common goal of creating a sustainable skill setup. Advantages offered by Sunstone enables students to make the most of their 2-year college degree and industry-oriented curriculum by learning from 50+ masterclasses, and 20 industry-academia events per year, NSDC’s skill development initiatives ensure long-term stability and spurring growth.

For more information on Sunstone’s advantages for MBA, please check the website here.