ITIs to become Centers of Excellence; TATA Technologies signs MoU with Bihar


As a commitment towards making the Skill India Mission a success, the MoU between TATA Technologies and Bihar Government will deliver 60 Centers of Excellence in the first phase. With modern industrial versions of technologies and equipment provided by the commune of global leaders, ITIs would offer the future-ready industrial talent to manufacturing.

Aiming to enrich the education with skill development initiatives, the Government of Bihar signed an MoU with Tata Technologies Ltd (TTL) to convert around 149 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the states into Centers of Excellence. The MoU was signed on January 31, 2022, in Patna, by a consortium led by TTL along with more than 20 Global Technology leaders like Mastercam.

Jibesh Kumar

The agreement has been signed in presence of Jibesh Kumar, Minister of Labour Resources, Bihar, under which, 149 state-owned it is will be upgraded to the latest infrastructure, equipment, and technical curriculum. The special dignitary in the event was Pawan Bhageria, Chairman, Tata Technology. The program was presided over by Mati Vandana Kini, Additional Chief Secretary along with representatives of 16 world-class industrial leaders.

Turning into excellence hubs will provide thousands of trained manpower in manufacturing and associated industries. Providing the youth with concurrent technology and knowledge, MoU foresees to contribute to India's ambition of becoming the global talent pool of industry-ready talent.

“Mastercam is a key contributor to the vision and initiatives led by TTL not only to help the students in ITI to tap better job opportunities but also helping the industries to get trained and work-ready manpower,” said Vineet Seth, Director of India, South Asia, and the Middle East of Mastercam on the pioneering initiative into foster skill development in India. He also added, “With such initiatives, India has taken a positive and decisive step forward in making the country a manufacturing powerhouse.

Vineet Seth

The agreement envisages the up-gradation project with an investment worth around 4600 crores. In the first phase of the project, 60 centres are forecast to become Centers of Excellence by September 2022, while the remaining 89 are expected to be completed by June 2023.

TTL along with the consortium of global manufacturing leaders will introduce the modern cutting-edge curriculum of CAD/CAM, CNC, Machining, 3D Printing, Robotics, IoT, and various other advanced technology trends in the ITIs. Under the initiative, around 298 training personnel along with the industrial partners will assist the deployment of advanced tools and equipment.

With the MoU initiative, Bihar became the second state after Karnataka, to imbibe the technical up-gradation of ITIs. TTL, as a notable contribution to the Skill Development initiatives to students for decades. And, with the consortium of Global leaders, TTL is further aiming to scale smart manufacturing with the leading edge vocational training.


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