About Center for Professional & Technical Training

Centre for Professional and Technical Training is an institution under Campus of Open Learning, University of Delhi; which is established with a view to introduce Job Oriented courses so as to provide employability to youth while pursuing studies for Undergraduate courses.

Concept of the Centre

The students of School of Open Learning (more than 200,000 in number) do not have any interaction with other students in a regular College except during the Personal Contact Programme (PCP) only for 20 days (that too not mandatory) in a year. The graduation degree does not empower them to get a job instantly. For the benefit of such students; Career Oriented Short Term Courses are started with a view to provide them an opportunity for face to face interaction with their teachers so as to build confidence, which is very necessary and an important attribute for the younger generation of our country, who must undertake newer challenges and carve the future. The objective is to introduce career-oriented, skill-enhancing add-on courses that will help the students in having more openings in jobs, industry and self-employment. The Short Term courses have been so designed with a focus on the market need for the personnel with requisite skills. The conduct of programmes is with the involvement of faculty from Corporates to bring in practical and ground level relevance. These professional courses are opted by the students as a parallel sub-discipline while pursuing their degree level education. At the end of the course, students are awarded with a Certificate, jointly by University of Delhi and the Industry Partner.