A major fillip to employability skills in Andhra Pradesh

By Team External Relations Oct 08, 2021

[Hyderabad, October 8, 2021]: The Indian School of Business is joining hands with two government bodies of Andhra Pradesh who are extensively working on Skill Development in the state. ISB signed an MoU with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) and Andhra Pradesh Information Technology Academy (APITA) to offer skilling programmes for citizens.

As part of this initiative, ISB is offering two joint certification courses in Business Literacy and Behavioural Skills through APSSDC and Digital Literacy and Entrepreneurial Literacy through APITA, through which students of Andhra Pradesh could become more employable and industry ready. ISB is offering these programmes as foundational elective courses in an asynchronous format, keeping in mind the changes coming up through the National Education Policy.  

The MoU for APSSDC-ISB was inked by Shri N Bangara Raju, MD, APSSDC and the APITA-ISB MoU was inked by Shri T Anil Kumar, CEO, APITA. Professor Deepa Mani, Deputy Dean – Executive Education and Digital Learning at ISB, signed on behalf of the ISB. The MoUs were exchanged in the presence of Shri K Ajay Reddy, Chairman, APSSDC and Professor Madan Pillutla, Dean of Indian School of Business.

Professor Madan Pillutla, Dean ISB - “To drive the expected pace of development in the state, its citizens need to be smarter communicators, effective workers, good negotiators, savvy decision-makers as well as be digitally empowered. We are pleased that the programmes designed and delivered by our world-class faculty will contribute towards this”.

Professor K. Hemachandra Reddy, Chairman, APSCHE spoke on the occasion and said that such courses will add to the confidence-building measure among students. He also mentioned that these courses of ISB would get the necessary credit equivalence8 thereby offering students a wider choice of courses.

Professor Deepa Mani- “ISB is honoured to join hands with the Government of Andhra Pradesh in its skill development initiatives and we are sure this partnership will equip students to gain much needed competitive advantage. All our courses are specially designed to cater to the fast-evolving global conditions and expectations. We will soon expand the portfolio to add many more courses.”

DNV Kumara Guru, Director External Relations and Head – Government Solutions, Centre for Executive Education, ISB was present on the occasion.