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Cochin University of Science and Technology gets UGC grant of Rs 4 crore for KAUSHAL centre

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 10, 2015, 10:15 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 2:32 pm IST
The university will receive a grant of Rs 4 crore during the course for two years
Cochin University of Science and Technology
 Cochin University of Science and Technology

Kochi: The University Grants Commission has sanctioned the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Centre for Knowledge Acquisition and Upgradation of Skilled Human Abilities and Livelihood (KAUSHAL) aimed at arming youth with entrepreneurial skills, to Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).

The university will receive a grant of Rs 4 crore during the course for two years.

 

Although 700 proposals were received from different parts of the country, only 48 were approved by the UGC.

The proposal was prepared and presented at the UGC by Dr. K. A. Zakkariya, Syndicate member and Associate Professor at School of Management Studies.

Cusat is the only University from the state of Kerala to be granted the KAUSHAL Centre.

Cusat Vice Chancellor Dr. J. Letha personally congratulated Dr. K. A. Zakkariya for the achievement.

A continuation to the community colleges and vocational degree courses introduced by the central goernment., the KAUSHAL Centre will empower students by imparting entrepreneurship skills as well as enhance their employability through personality development training.

 

It will have authority to conduct a whole spectrum of courses from job-oriented short-term certificate courses to full-time post-graduate ones, as well as research programmes.

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Location: Kerala




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