Tata Technologies Ltd., a global engineering and product development digital services company, & the Government of Manipur have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for a period of 3 years to transform technical training and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in Manipur. The CIIIT will be a one-stop center providing Integrated technical training and skill development in collaboration with the Department of IT, Government of Manipur, to communities close to where they live in Manipur as part of the government’s strategy to better the lives of its people as well as empower youth to undertake entrepreneurship and become aatmanirbhar.
Manipur has always been at the forefront of sports & culture. The Government of Manipur is now committed to bringing it to the forefront of technology and provide its people a learning ecosystem that empowers youth to be job-ready and become entrepreneurs. The collaboration between the Government of Manipur and Tata Technologies is aimed at building a futuristic training ecosystem to implement the best-of-its-kind training infrastructure, curriculum and enable people of Manipur to be at the forefront of the technology revolution that’s happening in the new normal. The total investment under this project is pegged at approx. Rs. 200 crores and the center will be up and running by Q1 FY 23 with the capacity to train 1500 students every year. This new CIIIT is expected to bring qualitative improvements in the field of engineering education and will cater to industry requirements of making available job-ready engineers. Additionally, this project will improve the availability of advanced skills required across the manufacturing value chain in Manipur thereby incentivizing businesses to invest in Manipur and create jobs.
Tata Technologies will collaborate with 20+ global industry partners to implement this project by developing this state-of-the-art centre and industry-leading course curriculum leveraging its manufacturing domain knowledge. The company will deploy training personnel along with industry partners for 3 years and will facilitate the deployment of advanced tools and equipment as well as software support. The CIIIT will facilitate upskilling in areas related to Advanced Engineering Research & Development (ER&D), Digital Engineering, IoT, AI, ADAS, Telematics, Digital Thread, Customer Experience, and advanced technologies in the Automotive, Aerospace, IHM, and Industrial sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Honourable Chief Minister N Biren Singh said “Manipur is transforming, and we want Manipur to be at the forefront of the technology revolution that is taking place. Through our collaboration with Tata Technologies, we aim to create the best of its kind CIIIT that will empower the youth of Manipur and create better employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for them. This will also lead to the availability of job-ready engineers which in turn will transform the State of Manipur into a potential investment destination for those industry players who are keen on embracing Industry 4.0 and smart technologies for manufacturing.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Warren Harris, Managing Director and CEO of Tata Technologies, said, “Our vision of Engineering a better world embodies our commitment to skill-building and developing future-ready talent that would be required by the Industry to develop and manufacture innovative products and solutions. Through this collaboration with the Government of Manipur, we intend to leverage our product engineering expertise and manufacturing domain knowledge to train and skill future-ready engineers who are capable of innovating the product of the future and be part of the rapidly transforming ecosystem.”
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar said “CIIIT will be a one-stop centre to provide integrated technical training and skill development for the youth of Manipur. The upskilling program will focus on the manufacturing value chain, Digital Engineering, Electric Vehicle technologies, robotics, etc and the centre would be equipped with high-end machines, infrastructure, courseware, and skilled trainers. The students can expect multiple certifications from technology/OEM providers in addition to the certification provided by the institutes across all trades.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anand Bhade, President & Global Head – Technology Solutions, Tata Technologies, said, “India is leading the technology revolution that is driving the future of manufacturing and Industry 4.0. Our experience of working with global OEMs on new technologies & solutions, and our understanding of the manufacturing value chain allows us to develop an industry-relevant curriculum that will equip students with skills that are being sought by manufacturing companies. This collaboration with the Government of Manipur is a great opportunity for us to help train the youth on advanced manufacturing technologies and solutions which will not only provide them better employment opportunities but also address the industry challenges around availability of trained job ready resources.”