"The university intends to integrate vocational and skill-based programmes as per the National Skill Qualification Framework and in line with the policies of Government of India with respect to Skill India Mission and Startup India programme," the Vice Chancellor of IGNOU said in a statement.
This collaboration would add value to the pass-out students of different agriculture programmes, he added.
Under the agreement, the university will use the "Qualification Packs (QPs) and National Occupational Standards (NOS)" developed by the ASCI to develop "skill development activities" and new training programmes in agriculture for the students.
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