Maruti Suzuki To Set Up Japan-India Institute For Manufacturing In Haryana
Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Government of Haryana to set up Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), a model ITI, at Uncha Majra village in Gurugram district.
The MoA was signed by Mr Devender Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Skill Development & Industrial Training, Government of Haryana and Mr A K Tomer, Executive Director, Corporate Planning, Maruti Suzuki.
JIM Uncha Majra will be equipped with modern classrooms and the latest training tools and equipment, including mini vehicle assembly line. Industry experts will impart training in eight trades related to automobile manufacturing, maintenance and service. Besides the core curriculum prescribed by NCVT, JIM will groom students in values of safety, quality, discipline, punctuality, Kaizen and other Japanese shop floor practices.
Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) is born out of a collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing in India. It follows from a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed in 2016 between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan (METI) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (MSDE), for a “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme” to train 30,000 youths in India over 10 years.
Government of Haryana has provided land and building for the JIM at Uncha Majra. Maruti Suzuki will provide equipment, training modules and trained teachers, and will manage the institute.
The first JIM by Maruti Suzuki was setup at Mehsana, Gujarat in 2017. JIM Uchamajra expected to start its first session by August 2019, will be the first in Haryana. Nearly 500 youth will be trained at this state-of-the-art model ITI.
Committed to effectively contribute to Skill Development in India, Maruti Suzuki supports over 110 government ITIs across the country to impart industry relevant skills to youth and make them employable.
JIM Uncha Majra is spread over 5 acres and has 14 classrooms and 8 practical workshops. It will offer courses in eight NCVT trades including Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Mechanic Auto Body Painting, Mechanic Auto Body Repair, Welder, Fitter, Electrician, Mechanic Diesel Engine and Mechanic Mechatronics.
JIM Uncha Majra will be located near the automobile hub of Manesar, Gurugram, Faridabad and Bhiwadi and will provide the youth with the skills to benefit from this economic opportunity. Maruti Suzuki will initially invest over 7 crores to set up the JIM.