Vidya Prasarak Mandal (VPM), Thane established in 1935, a registered charitable educational Trust in the field of education caters to the need of nearly 17,000 students through variety of educational institutions. In the campus itself we have a Commerce and Arts college, Polytechnic, Law college, Management college, Science college and an Engineering college at Velneshwar, Ratnagiri.
We can very confidently and proudly say that all the above Institutions are doing extremely well because of the strong values and foundation provided by (VPM). These values have assured us strength to progress and withstand the uncertainties in the educational environment in our country.
However due to continuous change due to Globalization and Technology there is a demanding and rising expectation of all stakeholders and we at VPM are aware of it and putting in our efforts to adjust to the emerging scenario. Thus there is a need to launch new courses and initiate novel approaches to teaching – learning processes which can cater to the changing requirements of Industry. According to Dr Rajendra Kumar Pandey, President, NIIT University Neemrana, India has to achieve the target of skilling / upskilling 150 million people by 2022. The skill gap refers to redefining the relationship between education, industry and business.
Based on researches it is apparent that knowledge, skill, aptitude and behavioural components make the recipe of success in a job. As per the survey done by India Skills Report (Wheebox, 2015), About 3,00,000 students from across various states of India took a test to know their “Employability Status”. The states with maximum participation were: Tamil Nadu,Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, West Bengal, Haryana and Delhi.