The Assam Government on Wednesday signed an MoA ( Memorandum of Association) with TATA Technologies for 10 years in presence of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Through the agreement, 34 Polytechnics and 43 Industrial Training Institutes in Assam will upgraded as Centre of Excellence. The project will cost Rs 2390 crore.
CM Sharma said that the construction of 6 institutions would be completed within a year. He further added that the completion of these 8 institutions would benefit 15 to 20 thousand students every year.
“The technology upgradation of polytechnic and ITIs will lead to better employment opportunities for the local youth and transform the state of Assam into a potential investment destination for all those industry players keen on embracing Industry 4.0 and smart technologies for manufacturing,” Sarma added.
He continued, “We also believe that this initiative would greatly benefit the MSMEs who cannot afford high-end technological equipment, which will be facilitated for usage at the polytechnic and it is.”
Commenting on the collaboration, Tata Technologies Chairman Subramanian Ramadorai said technology is evolving rapidly and there is huge shortage of skilled manpower.
Today we've put a huge step towards enhancing employability of our youth & make them ready for Industry 4.0— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 11, 2022
An MoA signed by our Govt with Tata Technologies Ltd for upgrading 34 Polytechnics & 43 ITIs into Centres of Excellence will go a long way in improving our human resources pic.twitter.com/XzY0mNezLB