Mumbai: The Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University has decided to launch a one-year diploma course for domestic helps from July 15.
"The course will be launched on July 15 at YCMOU centres in Aurangabad, Nashik, Hingoli and Nagpur in first phase," said Shreenivas Belsaray, Head of the Corporate Communications of YCMOU.
The diploma of domestic work will train women in operating modern home equipment and gadgets, taking care of children, housekeeping, personality development, communication skills, basic math, general knowledge and current affairs.
According to Belsaray, some domestic workers` associations have also associated with the university for the course.
The course would empower underprivileged women, help them find better-paying jobs and encourage them to study further, he said.