To address the skill gap of Engineering students, ASAP launched Advanced Skill Development Centers in 19 Engineering colleges across the state. ASDC acquaints the students with futuristic courses like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Block Chain Technology, Data Analytics etc. MoA were signed between ASAP and 19 Engineering colleges to set up ASDCs and to deliver AI& ML course to the selected students in the initial phase.
The Honorable Minister for Higher Education , Shri. K.T. Jaleel formally inaugurated the event held at Mascot Hotel, Trivandrum and launched the program. He emphasized on the role of skills in the job market and how ASAP is playing a crucial role by providing futuristic skill courses to the students.The Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department, Dr. Usha Titus IAS presided over the function and she elucidated the efforts put forth by ASAP to bring the idea of futuristic skill courses to Engineering students, into fruition.
The CEO of ASAP, Smt. Reetha S Prabha delivered the welcome speech. Smt. Indira Devi, Director of Technical Education spoke on the relevance on maintaining the quality of classes and extended their wholehearted support in this venture of ASAP.
Shri. Saji Joseph, Head-ILP Corporate functions,TCS talked about how Artificial Intelligence is becoming common in our lives, and cited the example of TCS who employ AI for their HR applications, which is used by all employees. Dr. Benny Joseph and Dr. Jiji CV, Principals of engineering colleges detailed on how the engineering students or graduates would benefit from this course.
Shri. Arun P S, a student who joined this course thanked ASAP for making such courses affordable to all without compromising on the quality.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Shri. Vigil Kumar V V, Head-IT and ASDC, ASAP. Other Heads from ASAP and faculties of various Engineering colleges attended the event.