Manipur University, 31/032022: A Skill Hub Initiative at Manipur University has been launched today 31st March 2022 in the Centre for Entrepreneurship & Skill Development, Manipur University. In fact, Manipur University has been approved as a training provider for the Skill Hub Initiative taken up by the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Skill Development as a part PMKVY 3.0 in collaboration with the UGC, New Delhi. For the first batch, Manipur University is providing short term training on "Basic of Food Processing" in the job role 'Processed Food Entrepreneur as per the NSQF framework. The launching function was graced by Prof. N. Lokendra Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Manipur University as the Chief Guest, Prof. W. Chandbabu Singh, Registrar, MU, as the Guest of Honour and Prof. Ch. lbohal Meitei, Director, CESD, MU as President. There are 29 participants registered for this course which will focus more on hands-on training. Prof. Lokendra expressed that the University shall also be having an Incubation centre for food processing with help of various agencies like NABARD and Directorate of Textiles, Commerce and Industries, Govt of Manipur to provide skill training and a conducive entrepreneurial ecosystem for the youths of Manipur. Another, course on foreign language on the Proficiency in the Japanese Language shall also be included under this Skill Hub initiative in the near future".