INDIA: 'Working class' university on the cards

There may soon be a university for artisans and craftsmen where they get formal degrees - from bachelors to doctorate - to show for their skills, reports The Times of India.

Speaker Meira Kumar has made a pitch for a university for the 'working class' to save traditional knowledge and skills, which are facing extinction. She has taken up with the United Progressive Alliance government the idea of a 'labour university' catering to the class which is "repository of high skills" but does not have regular university degrees.

"It will be a university for the working class and artisans," she said. Sources said a green signal to the proposal was likely.
Full report on The Times of India site