The centres, being set up by the Skill Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh at various educational institutions, are aimed at imparting training and honing the skills of youth.

In a virtual interaction with students across the state, the Chief Minister also underlined the need for pursuing "student-driven courses instead of college-driven courses."
    
"Students should have a choice in selecting courses with various combinations, and educational institutions should not force students to pick courses being offered by them," he said, adding that students should get more practical knowledge than the classroom orientation.
    
Naidu said the purpose behind setting up the Skill Development Corporation (SDC) is to gather contents of various educational courses being offered all over the world and provide such information to students online.

"A committee of experts would be constituted to guide the students in selection of course at the time of entering college and also in providing the source of information for employment," Naidu said.

He said the proposed panel and the SDC would provide counselling to students on the selection of course and on combination of subjects from class XI.
    
"The future is only for knowledge and not for (mere) hard work. Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to turn the nation into 'Digital India' and AP is gearing up to catch his ideas to become the number one in knowledge," Naidu said, adding the country has huge concentration of human resources than any other nation and can lead the world in knowledge-based issues in future.
    
Naidu also appealed to students to develop mobile applications which can be utilised by government in achieving good governance.

 

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