Andhra Pradesh to set up 30 skill development colleges

By   |  Published: 1st Sep 2020  6:07 pm

Amaravati: As many as 30 skill development colleges, with at least one for each of the 25 Parliamentary constituencies, will come up in Andhra Pradesh.

Reviewing the progress of acquiring land for setting up the SDCs here on Tuesday, Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy directed the officials to ensure that the construction of the SDC buildings was of high quality and attractive as well. The SDCs would play a key role in providing quality human resources and industrial development in the state, he said, and enquired about the progress of preparing curriculum and syllabus for skill development courses.

The officials informed the Chief Minister that land was already identified in 20 constituencies and the process was going on at brisk pace in the rest of the areas. The syllabus was also ready and training would be provided at SDCs in two categories–finishing skill courses and alternative employment courses. There would be in all 162 courses –127 finishing skills and 35 alternative employment courses, they revealed.

The Chief Minister was also informed that the courses were finalised on basis of a survey on industrial needs and the curriculum prepared in association with four international institutions–Singapore Polytechnic, GIZ, van Hall Larensten (University of Applied Sciences), and Department for International Development.

Similarly, efforts were on to reach MoUs with 23 reputed institutions while talks were on with another 35 organisations whose services would be utilised in setting up laboratories and preparing the syllabus. Those who were ready for MoUs were Dell, HP, TCS, IBM, Biocon, Tata and others, the officials said.

Jaganmohan Reddy also wanted the officials to provide training in use of mechanical devices and their repairs and draw blueprint after discussing with officials of the Finance department to take up construction of the SDCs at the earliest.


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