ISRO Trains ITI Students - A new initiative towards supporting ‘Skill India’
ISRO is supporting and nurturing academic interests of students. A large number of under graduate and post graduate Engineering students come to ISRO for doing various projects. However, the students of Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) do not get such ample opportunities. Towards providing such an opportunity to ITI students, the Mechanical Engineering Systems Area (MESA) of ISRO’s Space Application Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad took a new initiative to impart training to ITI students and thus supporting ‘Skill India’.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Directorate of Employment & Training (DET), Labour and Employment Department, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar and SAC, for imparting in-plant training to students from ITI at SAC. The prime objective of the training was to give exposure to the students, and improve their employability.
Subsequently, students from ITI-Sarkhej (10 Students-Fitter Trade) and ITI Kubernagar (20 students – 10 machinists and 10 draughtsmen mechanical), both located in Ahmedabad, were trained. All the students were from 4th semester. The training was conducted from June 01 to June 30, 2016.
The training programme was formulated after studying ITI curriculum carefully. A balanced approach of theory and practicals was adopted. Lectures were conducted in the morning session, and the students were taken to various facilities for practicals in the afternoon session. Over 35 technical subjects, including sessions on personality development and tips on facing interview were covered during this period. Introduction to satellite Technology, Importance of Engineering Mechanics, Lathe and Milling tools & Coolant Properties, Welding, Sheet Metal Processes, Tapping and Threading, Smart Materials, Drawing for Development, Basic Workshop Practice, Fundamentals of Engineering Mechanics, Non-Conventional Machining Processes, etc., were some of the subjects covered.
All the students attending the training programme were awarded a certificate. It is planned to conduct this one-month training every year in the month of June, specifically for the ITI students, here after.
MOU signed between DET, Govt. of Gujarat,
Gandhinagar and SAC, ISRO Ahmedabad
Shri Tapan Misra, Director SAC,
interacting with Students
Glimpse of Theory and Practical Sessions
Shri D K Das, Associate Director, SAC awarding the certificates to Students