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CM Revanth Reddy announces establishment of Skill University

K M Dayashankar

Plans are afoot to set up first Skill University at Engineering Staff College, Gachibowli

HYDERABAD, JULY 08, 2024: Chief Minister A Revanth Reddy ordered the officials to make arrangements on a war footing for the establishment of Skill University in the state. The Chief Minister asked the officials and industry bigwigs to come up with clear proposals for the establishment of the Skill University in one or two days before the start of the budget session of the state Assembly by this month end. The government will take an appropriate decision within 24 hours after examining the proposals received.

The CM held a meeting with the representatives of the various industrial units on skill development at the Engineering Staff College, Gachibowli on Monday.  Deputy CM Bhatti Vikramarka, IT and Industries Minister D Sridhar Babu and Advisor to the Chief Minister Vem Narender Reddy also participated in this meeting. The CM sought the views and opinions on the establishment of the skill university from the officials and celebrities in the meeting.

The Chief Minister proposed the establishment of Skill University within the premises of the Engineering Staff College. Since the college is located close to IT companies and other industries, the CM ordered the officials to examine the setting up of skill universities in the college premises.

The CM and the officials discussed the constitution of a Board for Skill University on the lines of ISB (International School of Business) and decided to float a board temporarily.   The Chief Minister suggested to the officials to come up with a blueprint in advance for the courses which are being offered in the university, course curriculum, industrial needs and employment opportunities to the youth.

IMPORTANT DECISIONS IN THE MEETING:  

Industry department in coordination with Education department to engage with Industry leaders and come with clear action plan for setting up Skill University

Report to be submitted before assembly budget session (before 23 July)

Skill University envisaged a PPP project in a hub and spoke model that is self-sustainable.

Hub to be located in Hyderabad with spokes in every erstwhile district headquarters… to cover all parliamentary constituencies eventually

Industry to play critical role in demand assessment, curriculum development, skill training as well as offering internships

Govt to facilitate by giving necessary regulatory approvals, providing land and buildings including existing facilities like ESCI and NAC

Corpus fund will be created with CSR donations from industry

The Chief Minister emphasized the government’s main objective to set up the skill university is to provide advanced knowledge and upgrade the skills to the youth. Deputy CM Vikramarka has been asked to look after the financial issues to set up the university and IT and Industry minister Sridhar Babu will oversee the preparation of  curriculum and courses. The two ministers have been asked to formulate  the proposals with a fixed deadline and meet every five days as  the assembly session will commence in  15 days.

The CM also ordered the officials to examine whether the skill  university should be established with private partnership between the government or will the government  alone take the responsibility.

The officials have been asked to hire a reputed  Consultancy to prepare all the necessary proposals and project reports for the establishment of the skill university. The chief minister also announced the department of Industries will be the nodal agency for the university.

Special Chief Secretary to IT and Industry Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary to Education B Venkatesham, CM Special Secretary Ajith Reddy, Vishnuvardhan Reddy, Dr. Reddy’s Lab Chairman Satish Reddy, Hari Prasad from Bharat Biotech, CREDAI President Shekhar Reddy and  Srini Raju ( I Labs) are also present.

Before the meeting, CM Revanth Reddy  inspected the convention center which is under construction at the Engineering Staff College for over 20 minutes and inquired with the officials about the facilities which are being provided  in the centre.

 

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