Chennai, Oct 11:
To skill students from engineering-intensive streams like automobile, production and manufacturing, Chief Minister Edapadi Palaniswami inaugurated a Centre of Excellence at Madras Institute of Technology (MIT), Anna University Chromepet under the Labour and Employment Department.Chief Minister also inaugurated Technical Skill Development Institutes (t-SDIs) under Public-Private Partnership at a cost of Rs. 546 crore in Kancheepuram, Villupuram Anna University Engineering College, Vellore Thanthai periyar Government College of Technology, Tharamani – Central Polytechnic college and Avadi Murugappa polytechnic college.
Former Cheif Minister Jayalalithaa had announced that under the private public partnership programme, jointly with Siemens & Disigntech the government has established centre of excellance, and 5 Technical Skill Development Institutes at a cost of Rs. 546 crore.
Chief Minister today inaugurated Centre of Excellence at MIT, Chromepet under the Labour and Employment Department.The MIT campus will act as the hub. The five centres are Central Technical Institute, Taramani; AU constituent colleges in Kancheepuram and Villupuram; Murugappa Polytechnic College, Avadi and Government Engineering College, Vellore. Siemens and Designtech will foot the operational cost for the first three years.
Students from engineering, polytechnic and ITI backgrounds can make use of the training courses which will be on offer. These courses will typically be certificate programmes and will help hone the skill sets of students to facilitate innovation and increase their employability chances.
Ministers K.P. Anbhazhagan, P. Benjamin, Nilofar Kapil, Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan, officials were present at the event.