The Alagappa Institute of Skill Development (AISD) is a pioneering initiative of the Government of Tamil Nadu and Alagappa University among the Universities and other Higher Educational Institutions of our Country to discharge its social responsibilities and Community developments. It was transmuted as a permanent Department in May, 2015 from the previously known, Skill Development Centre (SDC). This AISD is offering skill based vocational courses/programmes for youth to take to employment in industrial sectors and self-employment.
To adhere to the vision of our founder, the great philanthropist and educationist Padmabushan VallalDr.RM. Alagappa Chettiar, the University formed several Centres to uplift the social and knowledge wealth of the rural based younger generation. The Skill Development Centre is one among them. It was established in April, 2013 to implement the objectives of the following vision statements and policies,
Since the establishment of Alagappa University, it has been involving in carrying out the Skill Development activities. In 2006, the University started to offer several short-term and certificate training programmes through ‘Garment Training Unit’ with the financial support of NIFT-TEA. Since 2007, in association with IL&FS-CDI, New Delhi, the University has been offering one month placement linked Training programme/course in ‘Industrial Sewing Machine Operation’.
During 2009-2010, skill training was conducted to the Traditional Weavers with NABARD funding. With the financial assistance of the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Government of Tamil Nadu, the Centre has been conducting various ‘Entrepreneurship and Skill Training’ on Fashion Designing, Entrepreneurship Faculty Development programmes and Entrepreneurship Development for Entrepreneurs.
‘Entrepreneurship cum Skill Development Centre’ has been started in the University premises during 2011-2012.
Under the Skill Development Centre, Alagappa University-IL& FS Institute of Skills (AU-IIS), was established in October, 2013, as India’s first Skills Institute offering University recognized and NOS compliant placement linkedshort term High-end employable Technical training programmes and handhold support to start Income Generating Activities on various trades. The courses offered at AU-IIS are mapped to the NOS designed by the industry-led SSCs.
The UGC has sanctioned a grant of Rs. 1.85Cr to AIagappa Institute of Skill Development for starting the much demanded Vocational degree programme – Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) in a) Fashion Technology and b) Software Development. UGC has sanctioned the grant for a period of three years to start these Vocational B.Voc. Degree courses from the academic year 2014-2015.
The AISD recognized as Official Training Partner to NASSCOM for the courses in ‘Web Developer (NSQF Level-5)’ and ‘Software Developer (NSQF Level-7)’ from the academic year 2015-16.
The AISD has the following three units to impart Skill Education to the youth to make them Industry ready:
These units are situated in two separate buildings of Alagappa University with the spread of 18,500 sq ft with machineries worth of 2.25Cr.
Dr. B. Dharmalingam is serving as the Director of AISD from its inception with more than 25 years of rich experience in academic, research, training and extension activities in the areas of Sociology, Women’s Studies and Rural Development. There are two Assistant Professors, two Teaching Assistants and two Laboratory Assistants handling the Fashion Technology and Software Development courses along with three more Teaching Assistants for handling language and general papers.
The AISD, within a short period of its establishment has climbed to great statures through its commendable Skill Development programmes. This is accomplished with the team work of competent and committed teaching and administrative staff with the ample support of University administration.
Dr. B. Dharmalingam,
Professor & Director
Alagappa Institute of Skill Development,
Karaikudi – 630 003,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone No : 91-4565-223260
Mobile No : 91-944 3850902
The AISD conducting UGC recognized B.Voc. under-graduate Degree (3-Years) Programmes in
However, the Students can opt to leave:
Award levels and Credit Framework for B.Voc. Degree Programmes:
|Award||Duration||NSQF Level||Skill Component Credits||General Component Credits||Total Credits|
|Advanced Diploma||2 Year||6||72||48||120|
|B.Voc. Degree||3 Year||7||108||72||180|
In addition to the B.Voc. Courses, through AU-IIS, the AISD offers NOS compliant, employment linked
across several sectors as follows,
|S.No||B.Voc. Degree Programmes||I year Fee
|II year Fee
|III year Fee
|Sl.No.||Unit of AISD||Offering Programme||Fee Structure
(Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes)
|Patient Care Assistant||7,500/-|
|Solar P.V. Technician||7,500/-|
|Application Development in Android||12,000/-|
|Front-End Design and Development||12,000/-|
|4.||Garment Training Unit
|Sewing Machine Operator||2,100/-|
|Manufacturing of Paper Products / Sanitary Napkin||1,500/-|
|Manufacturing of Phenyl/ Disinfectants/ Agarbatti||1,000/-|
|Manufacturing of Bakery & Confectionary||2,000/-|
The Alagappa University has formed six class rooms, three faculty rooms and Computer laboratory with the financial assistance of UGC for B.Voc. Courses with the following equipments:
The Computer laboratory is also equipped with the following Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Software to give hands-on training to the B.Voc. Fashion Technology students:
The Garment Training Unit has equipped with the following apparatuses to give practical exposure to the B.Voc. Fashion Technology students and the students of Short-term courses on ‘Sewing Machine Operator’ and ‘Embroidery’:
AISD augmented with latest books and E-Learning materials related to Fashion Technology and Software Development disciplines for the worth of 1 lakh rupees with the UGC’s financial assistance to B.Voc. programmes.
The AU-IIS is augmented with the following latest machineries with the financial assistance from IL& FS Institute of Skills, New Delhi to impart Skill Education in various industry-specific short-term Skill training courses:
|Sl.No.||Name of the Candidate||Research Supervisor||Year of Award|
|Sl. No.||PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR||PROJECT TITLE||PROJECT PERIOD||FUNDING AGENCY||TOTAL GRANT
Rs. in Lakhs
|1||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Evaluation of the Project “National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme in Sivagangai District”||2006 -2007||Public Affair Centre, Bangalore||0.3|
|2||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Preparation of Sivaganga District Perspective Plan for NREGS||2006-2007||DRDA, Sivaganga||2.56|
|3||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Centre for Nehru Studies (under Epoch Making Social Thinkers of India)||2005-2007||UGC, New Delhi||4.5|
|4||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Skill Training on Readymade Garments||2007||Tamil Nadu Corporation for Women Development Limited, Sivaganga||3.0|
|5||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Garment Tailoring – Skill Training to the SHGs||2007-2008||TAHDCO
|6||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Skill Training on Readymade Garments||2006-2007||Tamil Nadu Corporation for Women Development||2.0|
|7||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Selection of Technical Assistants and Computer Assistants for NREGS||2006-2007||DRDA, Sivaganga||1.5|
|8||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Preparation of Sivaganga District Perspective Plan for NREGS||2006-2007||DRDA, Sivaganga||2.56|
|9||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Impact of Women Self-Help Groups in Rural Development||2011-2012||Alagappa University||0.6|
|10||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Women Exclusion and Empowerment in Local Self Government of Rural Tamil Nadu||2011-2013||UGC, New Delhi||5.2|
Details of on-going consultancy projects / schemes for Skill Training
|ON-GOING CONSULTANCY PROJECTS / SCHEMES FOR SKILL TRAINING|
|Sl. No.||NODAL OFFICER||PROJECT / SCHEME TITLE||PROJECT / SCHEME PERIOD||FUNDING AGENCY||TOTAL GRANT
Rs. in Lakhs
|1||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||B.Voc. programmes||2014-2017||UGC, New Delhi||185.0|
|2||Dr.B.Dharmalingam||Short-term Skill Training programmes through AU-IIS||2013 – till date||IL&FS Skills, New Delhi||75.0|
As, we started to offer UG - B.Voc. Programmes from the academic year 2014-15, the details of Alumni OF b.Voc. programmes will be updated from the academic year 2017-18 onwards.
|S.No||Trainee name||Employer Name||Designation|
|1||Benjamin Raja||Apex Automation, Covai||Shift Incharge|
|2||Adaikalam||Kun Aerospace Pvt Ltd||Setter|
|3||Ajithkumar||Kun Aerospace Pvt Ltd||Setter|
|4||Sivananthapandiyan||MN Industries, Chennai||Team Leader|
|5||Manikandan||Hundai, Chennai||CNC Operator|
|6||Saleem khan||Wheels India, Chennai||CNC Operator|
|7||Pitchamani||TVS Sundaram Cluton||CNC Operator|
|8||Pappaiyan||TVS Sundaram Cluton||CNC Operator|
|9||Kailasam||TVS Lucas, Chennai||CNC Operator|
|10||Gowtham||Com star Automative, Chennai||Quality Incharge|
|11||Muthukumar||Falcon Tooling, Covai||CNC Operator|
|12||Karuppiah||Cogitate Automation, Covai||Supervisor|
|13||Vickram||Mahendra Pump||CNC Operator|
|14||Asaraf||Mahendra Pump||CNC Operator|
In collaboration with the Department of International Business and Commerce, aTwo-Day UGC sponsored National seminar on ‘Indian Software Industry – Growth and Future’ was organized on 26th – 27th September, 2014.
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