Foundation Stone for Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) laid In Mumbai
Union Minister of state for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Mahendra Nath Pandey laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) at Mumbai, Maharashtra. The concept of IIS was envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he had visited Vocational Education and Training Centre in Singapore.
Union Cabinet had given its nod to set up Indian Institute of Skills (IISs) in 3 cities namely, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kanpur to give wings to the Skill India Mission. These institutes will be constructed and operated on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model and on a not-for-profit basis.
About Indian Institute of Skills (IIS)
IIS Objective: To provide skill training in highly-specialised areas to students who want to pursue technical education after completing Class X and XII and also to make them employable and industry ready for New India and global market.
IIS seeks to ensure that 5,000 trainees will be passing out every year with 70% placement opportunities.
As per MSDE, the IIS will be a tertiary care institute in skills ecosystem that will offer best of required courses in emerging and high demand areas such as deep technology, aerospace, among others. IIS will be on the lines of the IITs and IIMs.
The launch of IIS is a step towards making India the Skill Capital of the World.
Partner: Tata Education Development Trust (TEDT) was selected as the private partner for setting up IIS at NSTI campus in Mumbai. TEDT was selected through a competitive bidding process. Tata Group is investing nearly Rs.300 crore in 4.5-acre campus.
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