India is inching closer to be ‘Skill Capital of World’ says Mahendra Nath Pandey
Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey today said that India is inching closer to achieve the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making India the ‘Skill Capital of the World.’
The Minister was speaking at the inauguration of the first batch of Indian Institute of Skills in Mumbai through virtual medium. The Minister said that with an aim to provide high-quality technical and vocational learning across various sectors, the foundation for state-of-the-art infrastructure was laid last year and today its the launch of its first set of courses at IIS Mumbai.
He said that this institute will give a new impetus to the Skill India Mission by advancing India in the field of skill development and employment generation. He added that the entire set up of the institute will be developed keeping in mind that the present and the future lies in skill development.
The institute is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India and Tata Indian Institute of Skills.
The first batch at TATA-Indian Institute of Skills will commence training with two courses in Factory Automation, with duration ranging from 1 to 4 weeks, depending upon the prequalification profile of the trainee. The institute will also offer scholarships to the first 100 students along with attractive fee options during this initial launch phase. The IIS Mumbai with a World Class Training Environment is to come up on a 4.5 Acre Campus at Chembur, Mumbai