The MoU was signed in Visakhapatnam on the occasion of Teacher's Day, in presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivas Rao, an official release said. "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," Naidu said.
    
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 Andhra Pradesh State Knowledge Mission, and accelerate its progress for achievement of the Mission objectives, it added.
    
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. The model will also add on a specialization in a specific domain to make the graduating youth employable, it said.
    
The programme will be carried out through Jawahar Knowledge Centres (JKC) across the state and will also include some of the best courses and practices from National University Students Skill Development Programme.

 

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