Gandhinagar, Jan 15: Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of the Indian Institute of Skills, to be built at Nasmed village of Gandhinagar, during an event at Mahatma Mandir here on Wednesday.
Additional Chief Secretary of Labour and Employment department Vipul Mittra said that the Indian Institute of Skills was aimed at providing training and developing highly skilled technical manpower to meet the demands of highly specialised areas such as defence, aerospace, oil and gas, and deep technology.
''The Indian Institutes of Skills are expected to emerge as premier training institutions on the lines of Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), and make vocational training aspirational for the youth. They are a major step towards equipping youth with the right training and skills needed for emerging and high demand areas of the future," Mittra said.
The state government has allotted 20 acre land at Nasmed for the Institute from where 5,000 students would pass out every year from the Institute five years after commencement of its operations with a target to provide placement to 70 per cent of the pass-outs.
The Institute was being set up by Labour and Employment department along with Tata Group.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendranath Pandey, Union Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy R K Singh, Gujarat Labour and Employment minister Dilipkumar Thakor, Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata, senior bureaucrats, and industry representatives were present on the occasion.
The Indian Institute of Skills was being developed on a Not-for-profit Public Private Partnership mode by the Tata Group along with the state’s Labour and Employment department. While the state government has provided land for the Institute, Tata Education Development Trust is contributing the capital investment. (UNI)