Less than five months after Maruti Suzuki India inked an MoU with the government of Haryana to set up a Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), a model ITI, at Uncha Majra village in Gurugram district, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has issued a certificate of accreditation to the facility.
Akimasa Ishikawa, Vice Minister, METI; and Raj Kumar Srivastava, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo, handed over the certificate to Hisashi Takeuchi, Managing Officer, Global Automobile Marketing, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, at a ceremony held at METI office in Tokyo.
This second JIM by Maruti Suzuki will train over 500 youth annually and is expected to begin operations in second quarter of FY2019-20. Maruti Suzuki’s first JIM, also METI-accredited, is operational at Mehsana Gujarat, since 2017. The first batch from JIM Mehsana, received 100% placement last year.
Maruti Suzuki India is investing Rs 7 crore to set up the model ITI. While the state government of Haryana has provided land and building, Maruti Suzuki will provide equipment, training modules and trained teachers, and will manage the institute. The courses imparted will follow NCVT curriculum. Additionally Maruti Suzuki will train students in the areas of safety, quality, discipline, punctuality, Kaizen and other Japanese shopfloor practices. JIM, Uncha Majra is located near the automobile hub of Manesar, Gurugram, Faridabad and Bhiwadi in Haryana and will provide youth with the skills to benefit from this economic opportunity.
The JIM, Uncha Majra will be Haryana’s first-ever Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM). It is spread over five acres and will house 18 classrooms and 8 practical workshops. Students can enroll to anyone of the 8 courses offered by the institute.
The trades include:
- Mechanic Motor Vehicle
- Mechanic Auto Body Painting
- Mechanic Mechatronics
- Mechanic Diesel Engine
- Mechanic Auto Body Repair
Commenting on the METI accreditation, A K Tomer, executive advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility, Maruti Suzuki India, said, “Receiving accreditation from METI, for our second JIM, is a matter of great honour for us. We are thankful to both the Indian and Japanese governments for their trust and belief in us. We are fully committed to the government of India’s Skill Development initiative and continuously work towards enhancing the skill and knowledge of youth making them industry ready.”
Speaking about the readiness of JIM Uncha Majra, he said, “The work is on full swing and as per the timelines. We expect the institute to be operational in this academic year. We will start the admission process in the coming weeks.”
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