AP Moots Skill Development Varsity

Published: 18th November 2015 04:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2015 04:42 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: The Andhra Pradesh government proposes to establish a Skill Development University, according to a press release here on Monday. It said that the university would be set up by the AP State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) on a 500-acre site in the state.

The press release further said that the university would house centres of excellence, manufacturing as well as an R&D set-up along with entrepreneurship and incubation facilities, a driver-training institute, an integrated school and a consortium of industry bodies.

It said that the APSSDC, which proposed to train  15 lakh people in the next three years, including 2.38 lakh in the current financial year, had constituted a  a nine-member committee, headed by Energy Secretary Ajay Jain, to monitor the functioning of the skill development entrepreneurship and innovation projects in the state.

According to the press release, this task will  be achieved by setting up six clusters for skill development in Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Guntur, Nellore, Chittoor and Anantapur districts. Eventually, all the 13 districts in the State will have one cluster. Each cluster will have six colleges, where students will be trained in various skills based on their interest.

Meanwhile, the State Government has already launched 17 skill development centres in mobile application development for students.

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