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Andhra, Biocon join forces to establish skill colleges

<p id="content">Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC) and biotech major Biocon have joined forces to set up skill colleges.</p>
"We are extremely pleased to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the APSSDC as their knowledge partner to support them in this very important initiative which focuses on setting up skill colleges across AP," Biocon Academy Program Dean Bindu Ajit told IANS.

As the knowledge partner, the company and the skill development corporation will jointly work towards creating a strong skill ecosystem.

Biocon will also help APSSDC in designing the curriculum, training faculty, offering industrial training and visits, identifying the equipment required for laboratories and also extending guest lectures among others.

Ajit said the academy is also working towards bridging the gap between academia and industry with this kind of initiatives. "To address the talent deficit by developing industry-ready human capital in the life sciences domain, and enabling fresh talents and prepping them for global competitiveness," she said..