Under the joint initiative of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, and Tata Indian Institute of Skills, the first batch of training at the Tata-Indian Institute of Skills, Mumbai was launched on December 26, 2020. Government said that it aims to provide an impetus to the skill India program through the participation of private sector.
The courses at the institute will be of duration ranging from one to four weeks which also depends on the prior qualification profile of the trainee. Students/ trainees will be enrolled in these short term courses like factory automation and digital (smart) manufacturing.
These short term courses are offered at Tata-IIS interim campus at the National Skills Training Institute (NSTI), Chembur. The campus in under construction for the IIS and it will be subsequently set up at National Skill Trainers’ Institute (NSTI), Mumbai. Campus might get operational by 2022 as per expectations and it will also have a capacity of more than 5000 trainees per year. The Ministry shared all this information in the official release.
There is also a provision for scholarship in addition to the attractive fee options during the initial launch phase. First 100 students or the first 100 trainees will get an early bird scholarship scheme of 75 percent.
Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mahendra Nath Pandey, said that the foundation for state-of-the-art infrastructure was laid last year With an aim to provide high-quality technical and vocational learning across various sectors. And with the same aim this first set of courses has been launched at IIS Mumbai. IIS Mumbai will be instrumental in imparting world-class training, Following the footsteps of other prominent centers of education in the country, to help build a future-ready workforce.
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