ASAP, Additional Skill Acquisition Programme, a joint initiative of General Education Department and Higher Education Department, Govt. of Kerala, is a project aimed to equip young population with skills in cutting edge sectors in order to effectively alleviate the unemployment problem in the state. St.Aloysius College is one of the 10 colleges in the state to receive a Five Star rating for its excellence in training students. It is ranked Ist in the District and 3rd in the State. The college offers the ASAP level 1 programme, which is a combination of three courses, namely, Communication Skills in English, Basic IT and an Elective Domain Specific Skill Course. The Programmes are developed, delivered, assessed and certified with the active participation of the related industries to ensure labour market acceptance of the programmes. The college also acts as a centre for ASAP 21 days residential Training Partner Scheme Programme every year.
SCHOLAR SUPPORT PROGRAMME
The Scholar Support Programme is the new initiative from the Government of Kerala in which St.Aloysius actively engages in. It aims to impart personilized additional support to needy students through tutorials, additional lectures, question banks and interative sessions. It also forms quality circles in the college for the dissemination of information through personal and web based modes. The programmes are implemented for the first year students of the under graduate courses .
WALK WITH A SCHOLAR INITIATIVE
Walk with a Scholar Programme is an innovative programme designed by the Office of New Initiatives Department of Higher Education, Kerala. The faculty and students of St. Aloysius actively participate in it to develop themselves. The scheme introduces the idea of mentoring and builds on the concept of mentor as a ‘guide’ and ‘friend’.Thirty students from the aided stream are identified every academic year after a rigorous screening process for the programme. Each group consists of six mentees under a mentor. All mentors interact with mentees and focus on the dreams and interest of the mentees to help them set their goals for future.