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Budget to focus on services, infrastructure and quality of education

Central budget 2018-19 envisages 15 percent growth in services sector. 2017-18 economic review suggests that growth in services sector increased from 7.7 to 8.3 percent whereas growth in Agriculture and industrial sectors reduced from 4.9 to 2.1 and 5.6 to 4.4 percent respectively. Growth in production sector has also reduced from 7.9 to 4.6. Manufacturing sector has shown a marginal increase from 1.7 to 3.6 percent and substantial increase in export of around 12.1 percent were noticed during the year.

The focus area of education in the 2018-19 budget is oriented towards improving the quality of education, infrastructure development and learning outcome of students. It has been proposed to start centre of eminence in higher education and to establish higher education funding agency to promote higher education. Prime minister research fund announced in the budget will facilitate 1000 B.Tech graduates from NITs and IITs to get fellowships to acquire PhD and employment. 50 lakh youths will be given training by 2020 as part of skill development. In the budget speech finance minister suggested that the country is planning to spend Rs one trillion to revitalize the infrastructure of higher educational institutions and unveiled a new scheme called Revitalising Infrastructure and Systems in Education (RISE). The RISE scheme will be financed via a restructured higher education financing agency (HEFA) which envisages lending low-cost funds to government higher educational institutions.

Agriculture, food processing, social security, MSME, Entrepreneurship, start-ups, health services, medical education, digitalisation, advanced IT, Tourism, leather industry, apparel production, fintech and rural development are some of the sectors which received major allocation in the budget. This in turn will facilitate opportunities in the above sectors and will reflect in respective areas in education and career sector. This will pave way for growth in Tourism, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cyber security, block chain technology, e commerce, food processing, nutrition and dietetics, food processing, leather technology, robotics, footwear technology and agribusiness courses. Undergraduate courses related to the above sectors will create umpteen employment opportunities. Skill development programmes will try to reduce the skill gap between available and required skills.

It is a fact that government’s flagship programmes like Make in India, Skill India, Digital India, Start up India- Stand up India cannot provide envisaged employment opportunities. Reduction in growth in industrial sectors in turn affected the growth flow towards manufacturing sector which can generate 30 percent employment opportunities. It has been envisaged that during 2017-18 growth in manufacturing and infrastructure will be around 15 percent which can facilitate to provide more employment opportunities. Unfortunately the sector cannot provide substantial results. In China growth in this sector is more than 45 percent.


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2018 will exhibit spectacular opportunities in Skill development, innovation based technologies and Smart courses

Talent analytics will be the focus area

The year 2018 will be the year of skill development, innovation based technologies, Talent analytics, automation, advanced IT and smart courses. Services sector will create 70 percent employment opportunities in the country. New Year will exhibit spectacular growth employee recruitment and 10-15 percent increase in salary hike. Net employment outlook is two percentage points higher than the previous quarter. In 2018 employees will be rated based on talent analytics or people analytics with the use of big data. Artificial intelligence, Internet of things, analytics, social, mobile, cloud services, machine learning, E commerce, food processing, health services, ayurveda, yoga, accounting, Banking, Financial and insurance services will show robust growth in the country. GST and Demonetisation will create opportunities in accounting, logistics, supply chain management, retail management, e commerce, digital marketing, e banking and mobile banking in the Country.

Retail sector in Tier2 and 3 cities in India will witness higher investment than metro cities. Lack of space, increase in rentals and high land price affect retail sector in metro city malls. India will continue to emerge as the third largest start-up ecosystem in the World. There will be substantial growth in Entrepreneurship, start-ups and fin techs in the country. Students will try to become employers after establishing start-ups in ICT, agri allied, food processing, education and other services sectors. New start-ups will emerge in Agriculture, fin tech, logistics, supply chain management, analytics, allied agri sectors, e-health, e commerce and other services sectors in the country. At a time when prospects for ready to eat and ready to cook products are emerging across the world, food processing sector will exhibit annual growth rate of 25 percent in the country. Food outsourcing will improve and food market will emerge as 60 percent of retail market in the coming Year.


Lot of transformations are taking place in the career sector. Nature and future of works are changing. International labour organisation realised these facts and working for a sustainable strategies in this system. Talent and technology tuned jobs are emerging. Automation started replacing the traditional sectors.

Recent FICCI, NASSCOM and EY reports suggest that by 2022 job scenario will undergo total transformation. Due to globalisation, digitalisation, change in demographics and advancement of technologies, by 2022 nine percent work force would be in new jobs which do not exist today. 37 percent would be in jobs which will radically change the skill sets. 21 percent of workforce will face existential threat. 20-25 percent jobs will be in organised sector and the share of organised sector will reach 10 percent from the current 8 percent level. Thus organised workforce will be around 46-48 million by 2022.

Manufacturing, Construction and Skill development courses

During 2017 Make in India, Digital India and Skill India cannot create envisaged employment opportunities in Manufacturing, Information and Communication technology and skill development in the country. Realising the shortfall, Govt of India will facilitate to create more employment opportunities during 2018 as part of pre election home work. Skill development will be the area of focus during the coming year. There is a huge skill gap between available and required skills in the country. Manufacturing sector which is providing only 12 percent employment opportunities can create up to 20 percent employment opportunities in 2018. Construction and infrastructure sectors will create more employment opportunities which can facilitate Architecture, Civil, Mechanical, electrical and electronics, electronics and Communication, Computer, IT and Biomedical engineering in the coming years. Core engineering graduates will be benefited when compared to specialised cadres. Graduate programme will emerge as benchmark qualification and students require post graduation, post diploma or skill development programmes as value added courses to succeed in the career market. Globally skill development will emerge as the cardinal for recruitment. Moreover potential employers may give due weightage to soft skills of the prospective employees. Social, mobile analytics, cloud services, artificial intelligence, internet of things, machine learning, deep learning and automation will emerge as advanced IT services and create more employment opportunities. Future business is going to be social. Internet of things may acquire more security issues during 2018 and Cyber security and Ethical hacking courses will create more employment in the country. Internet of things will face cyber security issues in the coming year. Green technology will emerge as one of the potential sectors in India giving due initiatives to improve quality of air we breathe and clean, affordable and reliable sources of energy.

Hospitality, Art &Design

Hospitality, Tourism, Retail, Supply chain, logistics and agri business management sectors will exhibit increased growth rate. There will be more takers for Hospitality management, Hotel management, airline and airport management and transport management courses. Art and design will be the area which can create lot of employment opportunities globally. Number of students aspiring for foot wear design, Fashion technology, Apparel design, fashion design, furniture design, jewellery design and Bachelor of design programmes of Footwear Institute of India, National Institute of Design, National Institute of Fashion technology and Indian Institute of Technologies will increase during the year 2018.

Campus recruitment will increase over 40 percent during the year 2018. There will be emergence of smart cities which will create more employment opportunities for smart courses. Smart cities envisage for sustainable, high quality of life in terms of infrastructure, mobility, connectivity, technology, environment, availability of resources and overall living conditions and experience. It is an urban renewal and retrofitting programme to develop 100 smart cities in India which will focus on urban infrastructure, planning, transportation and shared services. Global move to reduce the use of fossil fuels like Petrol and Diesel will pave way for electric, solar or hybrid vehicles which in turn facilitate spectacular growth in Automobile design and engineering. Hybrid and Integrated courses like mechatronics, biomedical sciences, bio informatics, developmental sciences, climatology, humanities and social sciences, English etc will acquire more importance. There will be increase in numbers of students aspiring for integrated post graduate courses and inter disciplinary research in the country.

STEAM courses

There will be huge prospects for Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Mathematics, Management and health related courses. Demand for STEM students from India will increase in United States. Physical and Biological sciences will acquire momentum as a sequel to research opportunities existing in developed countries. Chartered Accountant, ICWAI, chartered institute of Management accountant programme, Chartered management accountant, CIMA global, Asset management, Risk assessment, financial analyst, actuarial science, project management and ACCA programme will attract more students. Combined accounting course with GST compliant courses will evolve which can create more employment opportunities. Prospects for commerce, Business studies and management programmes will increase. International business and trade related courses; intellectual property rights and patent law will attain more importance at post graduate and doctoral level studies. Journalism courses under new media and research will create more employment opportunities. Courses related to performing arts, dance, music, film production, visual media, visual communication, business economics, business communication, animation and mobile gaming will create more job opportunities. Genomics, Connectomics, embedded systems, drug resistance, Internet of things, etc will be the focus of research.

Rural internet users will increase by 22 percent per year whereas urban internet users by 7 percent per year reaching 263 million in the country. 1/3rd youth in the World are not online which will be around 346 million. Skills to meet corporate challenges will increase. Management education will become an added edge to every academic discipline. E commerce, Technology, healthcare management, retailing, corporate communication, digital management and business analytics will emerge as the potential sectors in the year to come. Right management programme with competent faculty will provide right education, industry academia interface, field work and better employment prospects.

Health and Interdisciplinary research

Inter disciplinary research will be more focussed on sustainable development, multi drug resistance, tuberculosis, public health, developmental studies, climatology, food safety etc. New regulations will create more opportunities for studies in food safety, food security, goods and services tax, value addition, etc in the country. As part of AYUSH, Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Sidha and Homeopathy courses will attract more number of students. Ayurveda will globally emerge as one of the most wanted courses in the years to come.

Agri & Allied courses

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ULCCS to collaborate with IITs

ULCCS delegation under the leadership of Chairman Sri.Rameshan paleri visited IIT, Chennai and IIT, Tirupati campuses from 19th to 20th January 2018. ULCCS team held discussions with Prof. Devdas Menon and Dr.Meher Prasad of Structural Engineering departments of IIT, Chennai. IIT Scientists along with Sri.Gopinath, GFRG consultant explained the relevance of GFRG construction in prefab construction works and visited some of the apartments constructed at IIT Chennai campus with the use of GFRG technology.

During the visit to IIT, TIrupati campus, ULCCS officials held discussions with Prof.K.N.Satyanarayana, Director of IIT, Tirupati. Professor Satyanarayana explained the importance of GFRG technology and suggested that new IIT, Tirupati campus will have more number of GFRG based pre fab constructions. ULCCS team visited the propsed new campus and GFRG construction activities in the campus. Sri. Rameshan Paleri, Chairman, ULCCS Ltd suggested that ULCCS is interested to pursue collaborations with IIT, Chennai and IIT, Tirupati in the areas of advanced courses in GFRG technology, skill development, Graduate ship programmes, MOOC programmes including technical collaboration for National Skill Park and Indian institute of Infrastructure and Construction. Chairman SHri. Rameshan paleri, Managing Director Sri.Shaju. S, Director, UL Education Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, CEO Project Smt.Neena. and senior officials of ULCCS along with Prof.Devdas menon and Professor Mehar Prasad of IIT, Chennai visited the campus.

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ULCCS to collaborate with L&T Construction Skill Training Institute in construction sector skills

ULCCS officials visited L&T’s Construction Skill training Institute at Kanjipuram and held discussions with Mr.Niranjan MIshra, Director of the Institute. L &T’s Construction, Skill training Institute is providing appropriate skill development programmes in construction skills along with placement in L&T companies. ULCCS had shown interest in pursuing collaborations with L&T’s Construction Skill and Training Institute in Construction sector skills, skill development, Campus placement and MOOC programmes including technical collaboration with ULCCS’s National Skill Park and Indian institute of Infrastructure and Construction. Moreover ULCCS is planning to collaborate with L &T in the areas of Graduate ship programme for engineering graduates. Chairman SHri. Rameshan paleri, Managing Director Sri.Shaju. S, Director, UL Education Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, CEO Project Smt.Neena. and senior officials of ULCCS along with Prof.Devdas menon and Professor Mehar Prasad of IIT, Chennai visited the campus.

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ULCCS the first Primary Cooperative Society to be Awarded ICA membership from India

Co-operatives, co-operators and Governments should work together for betterment of the society; Says International Co-operative Alliance(ICA) President Sri. Ariel Guarco. ICA President made this remark in a well-organized event of cooperatives organized by NCUI in Delhi on 18th February 2019. During this event ULCCS-Uralungal Labour Contract Co-operative Society based at Vadakara in Kerala-Chairman Remeshan Paleri received the membership from ICA President. ULCCS is the 13th permanent ICA member from India and the only primary Cooperative from India as its member. Usually ICA permanent membership will be awarded to National apex body of Co-operatives. ULCCS has been selected based on the performance of the society during the last 94 years. ULCCS was established initially to strengthen construction and infrastructure sectors during the pre-independence era. Over the year’s society has been emerged as the total solution provider for construction and infrastructure in the country. As part of transformation and technology ULCCS gradually diversified in to tourism, IT, ITeS, infrastructure, UL Cyberpark, education, skill development, UL foundation, agriculture and dairy business sectors. The growth and success saga of ULCCS has been identified by ICA as a role model for co-operatives so as to scale up across the globe.

ICA the International Co-operative Alliance head quartered at Brussels unites, represents and serves co-operatives worldwide. It is the apex body representing co-operatives which are estimated to be around 3 million worldwide. Of which more than 25 parent co-operatives were in India. Providing a global voice and forum for knowledge, expertise and coordinated action for and above co-operatives. The International Co-operative Alliance work with global and regional governments and organizations to create the legislative environment. ICA membership envisages ULCCS to partner with ICA in technology, skill development, education and capacity building across ICA member countries. As part of this membership, ULCCS will propose to establish international center for excellence in skill development, advanced technology and training in association with ICA in Delhi. ULCCS group CEO Raveendran Kasthuri, UL Education Director Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, ULCCS Project Co-ordinator Kishorkumar and OSD to Chairman M.T.Abhijith attended the programme. NCUI president Dr. Chandrapal Singh presided over the function, Regional Director ICA -AP Balu G Iyar – NCUI Chief Executive Dr. Sathyanarayana were present and an interaction with ICA member organizations were also held, in which representatives from national level cooperatives senior policy makers and from ministry of agriculture and family welfare also participated.

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MoU has been signed between BPCL and ULCCS Charitable and Welfare Foundation for Madappally Schools

Madappally schools will get advanced computer lab and better infrastructure facilites through BPCL (Bharath Petroleum Corporation Limited). As part of MAPLE project facilitated through ULCCS, an MoU has been signed between BPCL and ULCCS Charitable and Welfare Foundation on 22nd February 2019 at Govt. Vocational higher secondary school auditorium Madappally.

As part of the MoU the schools include Madappally Boys and Girls High School, Madappally Boys and Girls Higher Secondary School and Madappally Vocational Higher Secondary School which is coming under the MAPLE project will get computer lab and infrastructure facility including furniture worth amount 49.58 lakhs. As part of the first instalment BPCL had initiated actions to provide appropriate infrastructure facility as part of their CSR projects. An MoU has been signed between BPCL territory manager Mr. Deep Arora & ULCCS Chairman Shri. Remeshan Paleri during the occasion. While perceiving over the function ULCCS chairman Shri. Remeshan Paleri suggested that to taking account the changes. ULCCS is trying to facilitate customised projects for the students of Madappally schools. Mr. Deep Arora, Territory manager BPCL suggested that in the era of Information and Communication technology, it is the need of ours to equip excel in advanced areas of information and communication technology.

The BPCL sponsored computer labs will pave way to achieve the envisaged objectives. While delivering the keynote address Dr. TP Sethumadhavan, Director UL Education suggested that MAPLE project will address different areas which includes communication, soft skills, analytical skills, subject knowledge, biodiversity, athletics, sports, etc. The project will be inaugurated by Minister for Education Prof C Ravindranath on 2018 March 3rd at Madappally Government High School. The project aims to provide world-class facilities and training to the schools with the help of teachers, parents, natives and the alumni. MAPLE also aims at encouraging weaker students, in all backgrounds. Maths classes, English study camps, Science classes, Anti-drug addiction programmes, Music classes, Kalari training for girls are few of the programmes which have already begun. Various entrance coaching classes for +2 students, youth festival, sports trainings, etc. will start this vacation. At a time when services sector supercedes all other sectors, it is the need of the hour to equip students to achieve excellence in education and career to improve their employability.

Mr. Bhushan Akut, Area manager BPCL, Mr. Divakaran P P – President PTA, GVHSS, Pramod N T K– President PTA, GGHSS, Dinesh Karuvankandi - Principal, GVHSS, Nisha C.K - Principal, Principal, GGHSS, Faisal K.P – Principal , VHSE Section – GVHSS, Prabhakaran V.P. – HM, GVHSS and Dhanesh K.P - HM, GGHSS offered felicitations. Mr. Shaju S, MD ULCCS expressed vote of thanks.

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ULCCS to launch international Institute on co-operative governance

ULCCS , the 94 year old Co-operative will establish an international institute on Co-operative governance, structure and management.says Sri.Rameshan Paleri, Chairman of ULCCS. It will be launched in association with International cooperative alliance, University of Western Australia and Institute of Rural management, Anand. The institute envisages to provide capacity building and skill development for policy makers and managers of co-operatives in the advanced areas of cooperative management, governance and structure in tune with the future of work India has been blessed with 25 percent of co-operatives of the world. Across the world co-operatives provide employment to 10 percent of working force or employees.

ULCCS will launch massive dairy entrepreneurship programme to promote dairying as one of the lucrative ventures in the state. Society's integrated dairy cold chain project will process the milk and move for value addition. Producers will get additional incentives through value addition and export of dairy products. The dairy plant can handle up to 10000 litres of milk per hour. It will be implemented in five districts of Malabar region. ULCCS will launch massive extension programmes to improve production, productivity and maintain quality of products along with convergence with information and communication technology. Says Dr.T.P.Sethumadhavan, Director of UL Education. It will establish round the clock call centres and veterinary help lines. The proposed project will have convergence with integrated agriculture project of Nochad Grama panchayat on Kozhikkode. Society will organise cluster based dairy producer system and the dairy units will be in the model of startups. Minimum size of the unit will be five cows. ULCCS will pursue for meaningful collaboration s with pioneering dairy instituions within the country and abroad. Moreover it will implemented customised Skilling programmes required for dairy and agribusiness sector and will promote the concept of safe to eat across the state.Project will provide be infrastructure facilities for appropriate input supply through establishing Total milk ration plant, ration balancing, precision breeding and management practices.Block chain technology and internet of things will be used for residue monitoring and logistic management in nutrition, animal health, breeding, value addition and marketing