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The new course structures (Curriculum) should be devised in consultation with the Corporate

needs from time to time keeping in view of global standards (Washington accord).
Transparent Feedback should be reached to the higher authorities about the implementation of
programmes for plugging in the gaps for effectiveness.
Qualitative training must be provided to the resource persons


Quality training to the IT-Associates.
Assessment of IT-Associates should be done properly.












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dd jobs
63%
Software/ITES/
Manufacturing
27%
Study &
Employment
abroad
7%
Entrepreneursh
ip
3%

Jawahar Knowledge Center is an initiative by the
Government of Andhra Pradesh to train the students
pursuing various courses on employable skills to meet
the industry requirements and there by bridging the gap
between Industry and Academia in the direction of
producing Industry ready graduates. This was
launched December 2004 by the Honble Chief
Minister Late Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy. This
programme is being implemented by the A.P Society for
Knowledge Networks, Information Technology
& Communications Department, Governmnt of Andhra
PradeshJawahar Knowledge Centers (JKC) were
established in Engineering as well as Degree Colleges.

Need to strengthen JKCs in
Degree Colleges

National
Association of Software &
Services Companies
NASSCOM India has estimated
that there is huge demand
for jobs to an extent of 23
lakhs in coming few years in
IT and ITES sectors. It is also
projected that there will be a
shortage of man power to the
extent of 5.00 lakh and above
by the year 2010.Similar is
the case with Manufacturing,
Retail, Banking, Insurance
and other sectors. Only 25%
of Engineering and about 15%
of other degree holders
posses the skills need by the
industry for employment. A
large chunk of student
community lack skills in areas
like English &
Communication, Soft skills,
Problem Solving, Project
Management including
technical and domain
skills..The responsibility of
imparting training to the
students in these areas, with
out detrimental to their
regular studies is the main
objective of the JKCs. So far
over 100 JKCs in Engineering
Colleges and about 29 JKCs in
Government Degree Colleges
(under Commissioner of
Collegiate Education) have
been set up and are
functioning. But these
number are very less when

compared with the number of
colleges in the state. There
are about 224 Engineering
Colleges and 1700 Degree
colleges in the state, sending
out 50,000 engineering
graduates and 1,50,000
Graduates every year. Hence
instead of restricting JKCs to
a limited number of colleges,
it has been decided to scale
them up drastically, keeping
in view of the number of
students coming out from the
colleges and demand for huge
manpower.