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New CII Prez called for workforce skilling

11 May, 2022

New Delhi: CII President T V Narendran on Wednesday exhorted the Indian businesses to focus on developing competitiveness through workforce skilling, innovation and sustainability.

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ASAP Kerala – Cochin Shipyard Limited ink MoU to develop Maritime courses

1 May, 2022

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was executed between Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Kerala and Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) to roll out a course in the maritime sector.


The pact was signed by Dr Usha Titus, Chairperson and Managing Director, ASAP Kerala, and Mr Bejoy Bhasker, Director (Technical), CSL, as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of CSL.

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Higher Education Minister launches Skill Loan

27 Apr, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram: Higher Education Minister R Bindu launched Canara Bank’s skill loan here on Wednesday. Canara Bank will provide skill loans to students interested in pursuing skill training programmes.


The loan ranging from Rs 5000 to Rs 1.5 lakh will be given to students pursuing skill training programmes from ASAP Kerala or any other central or state government recognised agencies conducting National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) or National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) courses.


This initiative is in association with Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Kerala, the government company under the Higher Education Department. 


The loan is provided without any collateral and has a repayment period of three to seven years. Students can also avail moratorium on repayment for the duration of the course and additional six months. Students enrolled in the skill courses can apply for the loan directly at the nearest Canara Bank or through the Vidyalakshmi portal and avail of the loan facility without any hindrance. 


The skill loan marked a milestone in imparting skill training in Kerala. The initiative would help poor students gain the necessary skills for the emerging job market. The current trends in the job market emphasize the need to give equal importance to skills training as academic training, therefore loans schemes for short-term skills training are as necessary as educational loans for professional academic courses.


S Premkumar, General Manager and Convener of the State Level Bankers' Committee; ASAP Kerala officials Vinod TV, Business Head; Commander Vinod Sankar (rtd) Administration Head; Anwar Hussain, Finance Head; Program Managers Rijil Alakkadan and Ruby Ismail were also present at the press conference held at the PRD Chamber, Thiruvananthapuram.

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Times of India

K-Skill campaign Launch

13 Mar, 2022

Higher Education Minister R Bindhu has inaugurated the K-Skill campaign ,a training programme organised by the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme.

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K-Skill Campaign Press release

11 Mar, 2022

K Skill campaign launch (a training programme organised by the Additional Skill Acquisition Programme )news article in Deshabhimani.

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The Hindu

LawSikho teams up with ASAP Kerala to offer students new-age skills

8 Feb, 2022

LawSikho, a Delhi-based legal ed-tech company, has partnered with ASAP Kerala, a Government of Kerala initiative, to roll out three legal courses for students in the State.

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The Times of India

ASAP to roll out 3 legal courses

8 Feb, 2022

The LawSikho has partnered with Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) Kerala, to roll out three legal courses for students in February.

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The Hindu

Kerala Higher Education Minister inaugurates ASAP cell

1 Dec, 2021

Minister R. Bindu emphasizes the need to enable youngsters to acquire expertise in innovative subjects such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

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The New Indian Express (Kozhikode Edition)

ASAP programme: 1st Batch of drone operators pass with flying colours

19 Oct, 2021

Shri. P A Mohammed Riyas, Minister for Public Works Department and Tourism handed over the DGCA approved drone pilot license for Micro category Multirotor Drone Pilot Training course to the students of the first batch of drone technology course.


ASAP Kerala in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Drones Kozhikode offers a 96-hour programme namely Executive Programme in Micro Category Drone Pilot Training. The programme is a package of 5 courses. Shri. P A Mohammed Riyas Minister for Public Works Department and Tourism handed over the DGCA approved drone pilot license for the Micro category Multirotor Drone Pilot Training course to ten students of the first batch. The Minister elaborated the possibilities of drone technology and Government initiatives of the same.

The programme includes 4 other courses namely 3D Mapping, UAV survey, UAV Assembly and programming and Aerial cinematography certified by Autonomous Industry Private Ltd.

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