In line with the government’s vision of Skill India, Maruti Suzuki Training Academy has launched a new three-year course –a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Tool and Die Design at its 'Centre of Excellence' at Government Polytechnic, Manesar. The move is aimed at strengthening its commitment to make youth employable through skill development.
The course will be conducted in collaboration with Haryana State Board of Technical Education (HSBTE) and is approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Haryana state government.
Speaking about the new course, Kenichi Ayukawa, managing director and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India said, “Maruti Suzuki believes in preparing a talent pool for automobile manufacturing. The diploma course in Tool and Die Design is another such initiative. The course will enhance employability prospects of local youth. It will also help us create a talent pool for specific areas like Tool and Die shops so that such technical functions are performed smoothly.”
This specialised course is spread over three years comprising six semesters with total 26 subjects and minor and major projects imparted based on HSBTE guidelines. The fee for the course is Rs 4,500 for each student for a year (two semesters). Maruti Suzuki will make a one-time capital investment of Rs 80 lakh towards procurement, installation and commissioning of machinery required for the course.
After completion of this course, students will be equipped with specialised skills like die design, die fitting and maintenance related skills. Maruti Suzuki and its vendor partners are likely to benefit through it by getting skilled manpower for tool & die function.
Maruti Suzuki established and inaugurated ‘Centre of Excellence’ at Government Polytechnic Manesar on December 27, 2018. It is running the customised part-time Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with HSBTE for the company’s associates.