Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) is an ingenious undertaking by the Higher Education and General Education Departments of Kerala that focuses on delivering skill and value based education to Higher Secondary and Undergraduate students. ASAP aims on becoming an initiative that works with a passionate drive towards equipping the youth of Kerala for the highly demanding industrial roles of today and the future. This student-centered programme works with different industrial sectors to design and update curriculums that inculcate desirable skill sets and qualities to the students to develop a pool of industry ready candidates. ASAP modules that encompass training methods to impart and enhance communication and IT skills to students also bring into its ambit an array of industry skills to be trained in, thereby leveling the unaligned terrains of our educational system and other employment platforms. ASAP could rightly be phrased as a thoughtful antidote to the bout of increasing unemployment that currently alarms our state.


Since inception in 2012, ASAP has trained over One lakh students in various skill sectors. Intended for Higher Secondary and Arts & Science College students, ASAP could ensure its presence in 1052 institutions across Kerala. Communicative English and basics of IT, which are fused with skill curriculum in the ASAP course design make students more appropriate industry-ready personnel.