The Minister of Interior of the Union, Amit Shah, will lay stone for the Indian Institute of Skills

GANDHINAGAR: Minister of the Interior of the Union Amit Shah will place the first stone of the Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) on a 20-acre campus in Nasmed in Kalol Taluka in Gandhinagar district in a function to be held in Mahatma Mandir on January 15, 2020.

The institute is being established on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis by the National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship of the Union (MSDE) in collaboration with the Tata Education Development Trust ( TEDT) after a competitive offer.

It will provide skills to 5,000 students for various industries, adapting the best methodology practiced in world-famous institutes of this type, with the aim of providing placement to 70 percent of the passes. At the beginning, three of these IIS are being configured, another two in Mumbai and Kanpur. It is intended for post-SSC or post-HSC on a par with IIT or IIM. The idea had hit the prime minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the Institute of Technical Education in Singapore .

The foundation placement ceremony is expected to assist the Chief Minister, Deputy Prime Minister Nitinbhai Patel, Minister of the Union for MSDE Mahendranath Pandey, Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of Labor and Employment Diplikumar Thakor, President from NSDC AM Nail, the chief secretary of Gujarat, Anil Mukim, the president emeritus of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata, and the president, Natarajan Chandrasekaran.