IIS Kanpur partners with IIT Kanpur to build capacities and meet aspirations of India’s youth

  • Nov 09, 2023
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New Delhi, Nov 9:

 Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) Kanpur announced 3 key partnerships today with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Dassault Aircraft Services India (DASI), today, aligned with the objectives of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), which is to empower and prepare the local youth for the aerospace and defence sector particularly to support the Defence Industrial Corridor in Uttar Pradesh.

The MoUs were exchanged today in the esteemed presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India in New Delhi.

The partnerships focus on the holistic development of youth, especially those in Uttar Pradesh, giving them access to quality modules in new-age courses in Aviation and Defence sectors.

This is the first time ever that as envisaged under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, we are witnessing a collaboration between education, skilling and leading industries to build the capabilities of IIS Kanpur. The thought of conceptualizing these IISs was envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, during his visit to Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education, one of the leading institutions equipping students for jobs and career advancement. Similarly, IISs are being established in the country to enhance training standards in the current skill ecosystem.

Speaking on the occasion Pradhan said that the collaboration between IIT Kanpur, Indian Institute of Skills, Kanpur, HAL and Dassault Aircraft Services India, marks a significant chapter towards shaping the future of skill development and empowering India’s youth. He stated that for the first-time ever-educational institute, skilling institution and industry are coming together to synergise efforts to certify and future-proof youth.

The Union Minister further said that futuristic courses under this collaboration is PM’s gift to the youth and workforce of our country. This collaboration will pave the way for leveraging opportunities emerging out of UP’s defence corridor as well as for creating new opportunities for skilling, up-skilling, employment and entrepreneurship in the aerospace, aviation and defence sectors, he added.

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