Second batch of 24 youths undergone to pursue diploma courses under Indian Embassy Scholarship
Under the Embassy of Indian scholarship , a second batch of 24 Bhutanese youths including both employed and unemployed Bhutanese has been sent to pursue for duration of 3-4 months diploma courses in the field of electrician and plumbing at Academy of Construction, Hyderabad, India.
The embassy will be bearing all expenditure including tuition fees, living expenses, monthly stipend of Nu.5000 each, hostel accommodation and travelling arrangement.
Out of that, ten youths will be undergone for diploma in plumbing and fourteen youths will be undergone for diploma in electrician.
During the press conference last Wednesday, Ambassador of India to Bhutan, His Excellency Shri Jaideep Sarker said that, all over the world at the global economy, the economy of each country changes, so to have skills is very important and it is very important for them to prepare themselves to get skills.
He added that it is very important to understand that what skills are needed. For example in India, there is booming of ICT, so lots of skills in the field of ICT are needed.
He further added that the embassy had chosen one of the key sectors of Bhutanese economy which is construction management where construction sector is growing rapidly in the country especially hydro power sectors and moreover, tourism sectors which provides wide range of services.
Vocational courses that you will undergo will give you very good foundation and help you to learn quicker and besides that travelling foreign countries will be always learning experiences, said the ambassador.
An official from Indian embassy said that this is just an experimental and the embassy will see how this course will succeed and what will be the impact. And if it succeeded then the embassy will introduce some more courses.
The motto of embassy was to take not only from Thimphu but to take from all the regions and they were selected based on the academic performances of Class ten and twelve.
Meanwhile, the trainees were left for India last Wednesday and the course will be beginning from tomorrow. For the first batch, the embassy had sent nine Bhutanese students to India for the duration of one year Diploma course is construction management.