IUST signs MoU with CIIIT for up-skilling engineering students

The Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST) through its school of engineering and technology has entered into a MoU with Centre for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIIT), Government Polytechnic College Baramulla under directorate of skill development, J&K UT on Friday.

The CIIIT has been established by Tata Technologies limited, Pune for conducting integrated training on technical and skill development conforming to the standards and requirements of industry 4.0.

The MoU will facilitate up-skilling of engineering undergraduates and polytechnic diploma students of IUST in the domain of manufacturing technology and automobile engineering at CIIIT.

“The experiential learnings during the skill training to be conducted in the state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities shall enable competency development in modern Engineering tools necessary for product design, development and manufacturing,” the university handout reads, adding that it will provide students to gain insights of industry 4.0 and other disruptive technologies.

The event was as an outcome of the understanding reached between Vice Chancellor IUST, Prof. Mushtaq A. Siddiqi and Principal Secretary Skill Development Department, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon towards implementing industry oriented skilling programs to produce employable workforce for the industry.

The MoU was signed by Dean SoE&T, Prof. A. H. Moon and Principal Government polytechnic college, Er. Imtiyaz Ahmad Shaw in presence of Vice Chancellor IUST, Director Skill Development Department UT of J&K, SajadHussainGanai (KAS) and Registrar IUST, Prof. NaseerIqbal.

On the occasion, Director Skill Development Department, SajadHussainGanai was briefed about various upcoming plans of IUST related to promotion of innovation, incubation and start-ups at IUST.

“It was also decided that IUST will train initially 200 of its engineering students at CIIIT through various training programs like Innovation design and incubation, mechatronics and IoT, digital manufacturing, CAD engineering,” the handout reads.

It further states that the IUST interns shall also collaborate with the department of skill development to offer training to various three year engineering diploma students studying in government polytechnic colleges across J&K UT in different engineering domains.