National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) has partnered with WiselyWise, a leading global EdTech company from Singapore, to offer life-long learning courses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Indian youth.
As part of the collaboration, WiselyWise has integrated its WiseCentral AI Education platform with NSDC’s eLearning portal, eSkill India, to provide access to free AI courses and paid age-appropriate affordable courses in multiple regional languages including English, Hindi, Marathi, and other popular Indian languages, thus ensuring everyone can learn AI without barriers.
According to a press statement, learners will be able to customize their learning path depending on their interests and career prospects. These paths are custom developed for K-12 school students, college students, and adult learners, in close collaboration with global AI leaders, practitioners, and academic partners. This provides a great head-start to students across age groups to skill and upskill for the AI future, in choosing higher education options and getting ready for lucrative careers.
Speaking about the partnership, Chandra Kumar, Founder & CEO, WiselyWise Singapore, said,
"Working with leading corporations we realized the digital divide is a huge challenge to be overcome in the AI future. Closing the divide needs education intervention in the early years of a student and continuous investments in life-long learning of AI skills. We are heavily investing in creating age-appropriate courses in regional languages apart from English so that no one gets left behind. Our partnership with NSDC brings AI to the doorstep of all learners in an easy-to-use online learning platform."
WiselyWise is a global AI EdTech company with a vision to enable a better digital future for everyone. It is pioneering life-long Artificial Intelligence education with a view to solve the twin problems of employment and employability. The company has a strong presence in India through a network of reputed institutions and is well-positioned to digitally transform the careers of learners across India.
Ms. Vandana Bhatnagar, Chief Program Officer, National Skill Development Corporation, said,
"The Indian industry is undergoing a paradigm shift due to the rapid evolution of digital technology. This digital transformation is sector and function agnostic and is increasingly driven by the use of AI technologies. There is a critical need for digitally skilled professionals to keep pace with this transformation. We intend to promote inclusive digital learning that would increase access and immersive learning opportunities for all. NSDC’s partnership with WiselyWise will help address this critical skill gap, by making a rich offering of AI courses readily accessible to students and professionals."
National Skill Development Corporation, working under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, is a unique public-private partnership that aims to catalyze the creation of a quality vocational training ecosystem in India. Since its inception in 2010, NSDC has trained more than 2.5 crore people through its partnership with 600+ training partners, 11,000+ training centers spread over 600+ districts across the country. NSDC has established 37 sector skill councils and is implementing Government’s flagship skill development schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK), National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS), among others.