Skill Development

Several steps have been taken to improve the employability of the graduates. Industry inputs are being taken in skill development programs. A research study by Harvard Business School and Stanford University has been commissioned to assess the impact of soft skills and social media training on employability4. Another project has been commissioned with British Council to improve English skills for employability.

Jawahar Knowledge Centres have launched a number of new training modules (such as financial literacy, digital literacy, communication skills, leadership etc) in addition to regular modules. A parallel degree program in employability skills has been launched in association with TISS wherein the three year course will include a certificate in soft skills and communications in addition to domain-specific courses4.

6 COE (Centers of Excellence) and 34 TSDIs (Technical Skill Development Institutes) are being established in collaboration with Siemens in engineering colleges and polytechnics4. MoUs have been signed with several other companies for employment focused training programs.

Organization of job fairs is being expanded from one per quarter per district to one per quarter per constituency to improve placement statistics .

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) launched6 to recognize, upgrade and utilize the existing skillsets of the workforce.

  1. Higher Education Department, Collectors’ Conference, Sep 28-29 2016, Vijayawada
  2. Higher Education Department, Collectors’ Conference, Dec 21-22, 2016, Vijayawada
  3. Skill Development, Collectors’ Conference, Sep 28-29 2016, Vijayawada