Skill development courses launched at St. Aloysius College

Students at the inauguration of a Deendayal Upadhyaya Koushal Kendra at St. Aloysius College in Mangaluru on Saturday. —Photo: by special arrangement  

St. Aloysius College on Saturday formally launched a certificate programme, and diploma, advanced diploma and Bachelor of Vocation courses in three disciplines.

This follows the college being selected as a Deendayal Upadhyaya Kaushal Kendra.

This autonomous college is one of two institutions in the State to be recognised as a Kaushal Kendra.

The courses

The courses are in retail management, food processing and engineering, and pharmaceutical chemistry.

Hands-on training will be provided for students in private firms that will make them capable for jobs as stores operations assistant, sales associate, food safety manager and medical sales representative.

A.M. Narahari, registrar of the college, said the courses had been designed to provide opportunity for multiple entry and exit options.

Mr. Narahari said a student who completes a six-month course would be awarded a certificate, while those competing two semesters would be awarded a diploma. Those completing three semesters would be given advanced diploma, while those completing two years would be awarded a Bachelor of Vocation degree by the Mangalore University.

The students would work in 14 firms in the city. The certificates, diploma and degrees would be awarded after a team of officials from the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana conduct a test on students to determine the skills they had acquired, he said.

Students enrolled

Mr. Narahari said 55 students had enrolled in the three courses that started in September. He said they were planning to open course in computer animation that was much in demand.

Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, and Minister for Environment and Forests B. Ramanath Rai formally inaugurated the centre. MLCs Ganesh Karnik and Ivan D’Souza, and Rector of St.Aloysius Institutions Denzil Lobo were present.

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