Skill Development Centres News

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Skill Development CentresĀ offers Short Term Vocational CoursesĀ 

The Skill Development Centre functioning under the district panchayat has invited applications from students for its short – term vocational courses in computer hardware, DTP, and film editing.

Those who have cleared their class 10 examination can apply.

For further details contact,

Phone No : 0495 2370026.

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Skill Development Centres in Professional Colleges

After successful experiment with Jawahar Knowledge Centres in degree colleges, the Andhra Pradesh government is planning to start Skill Development Centres (SDC) in the professional colleges.

To begin with 25 such centres would be established this year to impart critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and life skill. Initially each district in the State will have one SDC.

All these SDCs would be equipped with latest desktop computing facility in each centre with 30 seating capacity and latest midrange software. This facility which is being created in the districts is novel and would cater to the needs of polytechnic and engineering students for their project work.

The SDC is designed on a self – sustaining basis and there will be tutorial facility to students after working hours on the JKC model.

At a review meeting with officials of the Department of Collegiate Education recently, the Chief Minister said : “Employability of the students passing out of the Engineering, MBA, MCA, Pharmacy and other Professional colleges should be our main focus hereafter.

It is not enough producing about 4 lakh engineering and other professionals every year without providing them quality education and employment opportunities.”

Officials informed the Chief Minister that “sandwich courses” were introduced in the professional colleges in the State and a six – month attachment with industry in the third year from the academic year 2010 – 11.

This would increase higher employability of the students and all courses are converted to sandwich courses.

Collaboration with Industries Department, A.P.S.R.T.C, A.P.TRANSCO, APGENCO, BSNL, BHEL, Vizag Steel Plant and various other industries are being tried out to make this scheme successful, officials informed him.

Commissioner of Technical Education also briefed the Chief Minister about the TEQIP. The TEQIP Phase – I is an Externally Aided Project (EAP) with World Bank assistance and implemented in selected Engineering colleges and Government Polytechnics.