Higher Education Institutes will provide skill education to students from next academic year

Hyderabad: The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) and State Universities are working on launching skill development courses of the Sector Skill Councils, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, which will aid students in bagging paid internships during the coursework and guaranteed jobs after course completion.

Students wanting to pursue a degree can opt for skill development courses like BBA Retail Management or Logistics or BSc in Healthcare, B.Sc Apparel and Garment Making, BA Creative Writing or Entertainment in the first year itself, while second and third-year students will be offered these courses as electives.

While there are 160 credits in the degree course, second and third students can transfer the credits earned by completing Sector Skill Council courses to the regular degree and they will be allowed to drop other subjects in the regular course.  These courses will be offered as certificate and diploma programs as well.

Ten skill development courses out of 13 of the Sector Skill Councils have already been identified, which will be introduced in the next academic year.

The Vice Chancellors of conventional universities will meet on May 1 for a detailed discussion on introduction courses from the next academic year in select government and private degree colleges.

Education Department Secretary V. Karuna, TSCHE Chairman Prof R. Limbadri, Former Principal Economic Adviser, Government of India, Subba Rao, former Education Secretary, Government of India R. Subramanyam, Vice Chancellors – Prof D. Ravinder, Prof S. Mallesh, Prof Ch. Gopal Reddy and Prof M. Vijjulatha among others took part in the workshop.