The students of the college are beneficiaries of the ASAP (Additional Skill Acquisition Programme) of the Government of Kerala which has been developed to impart sector specific skills to create a labour market ready work force. Government of Kerala, under the stewardship of the Departments of Higher Education and General Education of the state has come up with, an innovative concept, ASAP. The programme aims at equipping selected students with skills in communication, IT and selected areas of industry and service sectors with the objective of building a pool of skilled personnel with adequate skills, in line with the requirements of the industry. At Level 1, ASAP imparts 300 hours of skill training to selected first year degree students (30 per batch, maximum 2 batches in an institution). Of this, 180 hours will be a foundation module comprising of Communication Skills and IT skills and the remaining 120 hours will be the module related to the skill sector chosen by the student. The Classes under ASAP will be engaged by Skill Development Executives identified by the Government/Industry, generally for one hour on working days, before/after the normal working hours of the Institution. Depending on the number of batches started, the institutions will have to make available class rooms with Computer and LCD facilities (Smart Class Rooms) for the conduct of the classes. At present 23 UG students of the college undergo the ASAP training. Three students of the college were selected for the CET (Communicative English Trainer) of ASAP from our college.
Dr. Meenu Jacob
Foundation Skills and Communication Skills.