The Japan-India Institute for
Manufacturing set up and managed by Maruti Suzuki at Ganpat University, Mehsana
in the state of Gujarat has been awarded with ISO 29990:2010 certification by
TUV-SUD. The Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) is an outcome of a
joint initiative between Government of India and Government of Japan to create
a pool of 30,000 skilled manpower for manufacturing industry in India.
The certification is awarded
to JIM for implementing a Quality Management System for learning services for
non-formal education and training in accordance with ISO 29990:2010 standards.
The assessment covers important elements like; training content development,
training methodology, impact assessment and evaluation, that ensure the
institute follows a standard / model for quality and professional mode of
A K Tomer, Executive Director,
Maruti Suzuki said, “Quality is integral to Maruti Suzuki’s culture. We
established Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing to provide quality training
to the youth with industry relevant skills and enhance their employability in
the growing automobile sector. The ISO certification is an important milestone
in the evolution of JIM. It is an effort to ensure we remain focused on
maintaining the highest level of standards in skill training and education.”
JIM is one of the model ITIs
by Maruti Suzuki with an aim to contribute to Government of India’s Skill India
initiative. Earlier this year JIM registered 100 per cent placement for its
first batch of students.
JIM offers courses in eight
trades related to automobile manufacturing, maintenance and services. The
courses include Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Mechanic Auto Body Painting, Mechanic
Auto Body Repair, Welder, Fitter, Electrician, Mechanic Diesel Engine &
Driver Cum Mechanic. JIM, Mehsana is equipped with modern classrooms, the
latest training tools and equipment. The practical training workshop has been
developed to mirror a real shop-floor assembly line, the only one of its kind
in the country. Some other features of the institute include safety lab,
virtual welding simulators and spot welding guns. This familiarises the
students with all the tools they need to work with when on an actual industry
In addition to 38 hours of
training meted out towards the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT)
certified curriculum, JIM dedicates 10 hours/week to train students in Japanese
shop floor practices, soft skills, interview skills, English language and
safety. Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable
Partnerships (AOTS), Japan, along with Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
(METI), Japan has developed the soft skills curriculum for JIM.
Source: Maruti Suzuki
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