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IIS Kanpur Partners with IIT, HAL, and DASI to Empower Youth

The Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) Kanpur has announced three key partnerships with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and Dassault Aircraft Services India (DASI), in line with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship’s objectives to empower and prepare local youth for the aerospace and defence sector, particularly supporting the Defence Industrial Corridor in Uttar Pradesh.

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.

Shri Pradhan 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.

MSDE Secretary Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari praised the partnership between IIT Kanpur and HAL, stating it is crucial for India to build its IIS capabilities.

The exchange of three MoUs aims to establish best-in-class infrastructure and modern training methodologies for youth, especially in Uttar Pradesh. The commitment of IIT Kanpur, HAL, and DASSAULT will benefit the young cadre in new-age courses, defence, and aviation sectors.

IIS aims to establish world-class skill training centres by learning from and imbibing best practices from internationally renowned skill institutions.

The courses will cover Industry 4.0 topics such as AI, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Advance Manufacturing, Krishi 2.0 Smart Agriculture, Robotics, and Automation. A strategic partnership with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will develop a training infrastructure for a CNC lab at IIS Kanpur building as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

This initiative aims to provide exposure to advanced CNC machining technology, facilitate training, re-skilling, and up-skilling for the target group, and better prepare trainees for industrial jobs.

The project also seeks to foster improved collaboration between academia and industry by creating a common engineering environment. The infrastructure development includes 12 laboratories, 12 classrooms, multipurpose room, open theatre, outdoor training area, conference and discussion rooms, and a cafeteria.

Additionally, a partnership with Dassault Aviation will commence a course in Aeronautical Structure and Equipment Fitter (AS&EF) at IIS for long-term training in the aviation sector in Kanpur.

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Source: PIB

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