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Maruti Suzuki’s JIM, Gujarat records 100% placement for the second consecutive year

  • Full batch of over 300 students offered placement at reputed organizations
  • Aligned to ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ for better employability amongst youth
  • Skills training provided using state-of-the-art curriculum and infrastructure

New Delhi, September 16, 2019: The Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), Mehsana, Gujarat has secured 100% placement for its second successive batch of students. The batch of 308 students have been offered placement in reputed organizations. A CSR initiative of Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL), the institute was set up in 2017 in collaboration with Ganpat University Gujarat. In line with the Skill India Mission, JIM makes youth employable through quality industry relevant training.

Having set a new benchmark for skill-based training in India, JIM Mehsana has been awarded ISO 29990:2010 certification by TUV-SUD.

The institute offers training in seven courses in the domain of automobile manufacturing, maintenance and service.

·   Mechanic Motor Vehicle·   Mechanic Auto Body Painting·   Electrician·   Welder 
·   Mechanic Diesel Engine·   Mechanic Auto Body Repair·   Fitter 

These courses are recognized by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) and the institute is accredited by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan. Further, the students are trained in soft skills and Japanese shop floor practices in the areas of safety, quality, discipline, punctuality, Kaizen, 3G and 5S to ensure their all-round development. The Institute also offers free hostel facility to students coming from far off areas.

Mr. A K Tomer, Executive Advisor, Corporate Planning, Maruti Suzuki said, “My heartiest congratulations to the students of the batch on securing placement. A skilled workforce is indispensable to the working of an industry. Through JIM, we endeavor to skill students so that they are industry-ready and can start contributing productively as soon as they are placed. This, coupled with training in soft skills & Japanese manufacturing best practices, helps in holistic development of their personality, and enhances efficiency. Once the students are gainfully employed, they can contribute to the development of the industry and the nation.”

About JIM initiative:

Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) is born out of a collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing in India. It follows from a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed in 2016 between Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India, for a “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme” to train 30,000 youths in India over 10 years.

JIM is equipped with industry benchmarked workshops, bridging the gap between the industry and the ITI. Modern learning infrastructure like mini vehicle-assembly line, engine-assembly line, safety lab, virtual welding simulators, spot-welding etc. make the learning more advanced and interactive, thereby making the students industry ready. The trainers at the institute also come with rich industry experience and regular sessions are conducted to keep up with the latest trends. Special sessions for the batch are also held by trainers from Japan.

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