one of the leading universities in the country for graduation and higher education, has successfully hosted a 2-Day spectacle of the prestigious State Skill Competition 2021 in association with Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC). The state’s biggest skill competition harbored a massive registration of 22,500 students. 72 winners were selected from 31 technical trades and 12 winners from 6 Traditional Skills (demo skills). The skill competitions held in the KL Campus include core skills such as Robotics, Cyber Security, Electronics, etc. D Lokesh Chavan and B. Sai Manikanta, students of KL Deemed-to-be University, took home the winning title in the skill competition of Mobile Robotics. K. Vamsi, also a student of KL Deemed-to-be University, placed 1st in the Prototype Modeling skill competition.
The state level competition was a hunt for talent to represent Andhra Pradesh in the South Regional Competition to be held in Kerala from 20th to 25th September. The winners will attend the National Skill Competition at Bangalore in December 2021. The national champions will thereby represent India in the global World Skills Contest in Shanghai, China in September 2022. The winners and runners of this competition were presented with cash prizes of INR 30,000 and INR 15,000 respectively, along with mementos, as well as an esteemed certificate of participation from APSSDC.
“The national and global demand for skilled and qualified tech talent is fiercer than ever before. Recruiters pervasively value tech skills and core knowledge more than your usual theoretical knowledge. As educational institutions, we must de-emphasize the importance attached to strict adherence to subject curriculum. We must aim to nurture talent that can break the conservative cycle of experience being valued over skill. Vocational training and skills development should be the core of every University. Skill competitions such as this guide the budding talent in the most rewarding paths”, Er. Koneru Satyanarayana, Chairman & President, KL Deemed-to-be University said in a press release.
Mr. Konduru Ajay Reddy, Chairman, APSSDC and Mr. Challa Madhusudan Reddy, Advisor, Skill Development Training Department congratulated the winners and encouraged them to focus on winning medals and recognition at global levels. They appreciated KL Deemed-to-be University for stepping forward in supporting the Skill Development Corporation in organizing the event without a flaw. Mr. Shobins Kuriakose, Head, State and Citizen Engagement (South), NSDC advised the students to earn skills and right attitude to handle competitions.
In his speech, Dr. G. Parthasarathy Varma, Vice Chancellor, KL Deemed-to-be University said, “It was a pleasure for us at KL Deemed-to-be University to host an event of this magnitude. I thank the Government of Andhra Pradesh, NSDC (National Skill Development Corporation), APSSDC and APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education) for their support in providing a platform for the state’s young tech talent in propelling their career prospects via showcasing their skills in global markets. And coming to the students, if you nurture your skill, the industry will run after you. As the society changes day-to-day with blockchain technologies, nanotechnologies, IoT and AI, the focus on skilling through research has become imperative”.
Dr. A. Srinath, Dean Skill Development, KL Deemed-to-be University conveyed the vote of thanks to all those present. The eminent guests along with university officials graced the occasion and applauded the students for their participation.