VIJAYAWADA: The PB Siddhartha Academy of Arts and Science is offering a basic commerce course with a flavour of technology thus increasing job prospects in e-commerce and encouraging students with adequate knowledge in finance and computer applications.
So far, the autonomous college has offered regular B.Com courses such as B.Com (TPP), B.Com (Hons) and B.Com (general, computers), but to improve the employability of students, the management has introduced B.Com course with computer applications from this academic year.
Addressing mediapersons at PB Siddhartha Academy of Arts and Science here on Thursday, principal MVN Padma Rao said the students could start their career in computerised accounting. “In this course, the students will be trained in web-designing, HTML, Flash and other technologies,” he said.
Along with the three-year undergraduate course, B.Com Computer Applications, the academy is also offering B.Sc (Hons) computer science to meet the requirements of IT companies.
In addition to this, the women’s empowerment cell at the Academy is going to start a two-month summer training programme for unemployed youth and housewives in the city, to make them self-employed. As many as 11 courses which include beautician, embroidery, tailoring, computer basics like MS office, candle-making, fabric painting, web designing, car driving and others are being offered from April 6 to June 6. The fee has been fixed at `300.