In a bid to upskill Indian youth, the Haryana State Board of Technical Education (HSBTE), Panchkula has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Jindal Stainless, to promote technical education in the field of stainless steel technology and applications.
Under this collaboration, starting March 2022, stainless steel courses will be institutionalised in all polytechnic colleges in the state of Haryana, benefitting over 3,000 students annually.
Two modules on stainless steel will be launched, of which one will be compulsory for the fourth-semester students of mechanical engineering at all government polytechnics in Haryana. This module will be part of ‘Materials and Metallurgy’ (MM) and comprise 10 lectures. Additionally, a 3-credit 42-lecture elective course will be launched at Government Polytechnic (GP), Hisar for the fifth semester mechanical engineering students.
All equipment required to conduct the practicals on stainless steel fabrication will be installed by Jindal Stainless at GP Hisar. Students can not only look forward to job opportunities, but also gain hands-on industry experience, insights and training.
Additional Chief Secretary Shri Anand Mohan Saran (IAS) is confident this collaboration “will prove to be a milestone in creating a stainless India” and provide students with “hands-on industry experience, insights, and training”.
Vijay Sharma, director, Jindal Stainless feels it is their “responsibility to foster an ecosystem for growth and adoption of stainless steel. This MoU will pave the way for a series of professional courses for students and equip them with technical exposure on stainless steel applications in the industry”.
Under the broader aegis of Stainless Academy, Jindal Stainless has tied up with 11 eminent institutions of the country including IIT Kharagpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT BHU, IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, NIT Trichy, NIT Suratkal, NIT Rourkela, NIT Durgapur, OP Jindal University Raigarh and MNIT Jaipur, to create and sustain a stainless steel ecosystem,
The Company has also upskilled over 11,000 grass-root fabricators and welders through its nationwide fabricator training programmes and workshops directly and in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).