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The Government of Andhra Pradesh Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) for implementation of Andhra Pradesh University Students Employability Skill Development Programme.
The MoU was signed in Visakhapatnam recently in presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and state HRD Minister G Srinivas Rao. The MoU envisages implementation of programme activities of ‘Andhra Pradesh University Students Employability Skill Development Programme,’ a flagship initiative of Government of Andhra Pradesh.
“We aim to transform Andhra Pradesh state into a Knowledge Hub by providing quality education and giving opportunities for students to develop employability skills among the Universities and Colleges in the state,” the Chief Minister said to the media.
The MoU involves strategic partnerships with civil society organisations, public sector bodies, private sector institutions and social entrepreneurship organisations, etc., to complement the efforts of the AP State Knowledge Mission, and accelerate its progress for achievement of the Mission objectives.
TISS has been designated for the implementation of National University Student Skill Development Programme (NUSSD), which aims to enhance employability skills of university students. Currently, it is being implemented across 11 universities in India. A comprehensive skill development model has been developed that will have elements of English communication and soft skill, digital/computer skills, analytical skills, financial literacy, legal literacy, entrepreneurship, leadership development and will also add on a specialisation in a specific domain to make the graduating youth employable.