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New Delhi: Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing, set up and managed by Maruti Suzuki at Ganpat University, Mehsana, has been awarded with
The certification is awarded to JIM for implementing a Quality Management System for learning services for non-formal education and training in accordance with ISO 29990:2010 standards. The assessment covers important elements like; training content development, training methodology, impact assessment and evaluation, that ensure the institute follows a standard / model for quality and professional mode of operation.
Mr A K Tomer, Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki said, “Quality is integral to Maruti Suzuki’s culture. We established Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing to provide quality training to the youth with industry relevant skills and enhance their employability in the growing automobile sector. The ISO certification is an important milestone in the evolution of JIM. It is an effort to ensure we remain focused on maintaining the highest level of standards in skill training and education.”
JIM is one of the model ITIs by Maruti Suzuki with an aim to contribute to Government of India’s Skill India initiative. Earlier this year JIM registered 100 per cent placement for its first batch of students.
JIM offers courses in eight trades related to automobile manufacturing, maintenance and services. The courses include Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Mechanic Auto Body Painting, Mechanic Auto Body Repair, Welder, Fitter, Electrician, Mechanic Diesel Engine & Driver Cum Mechanic. JIM, Mehsana is equipped with modern classrooms, the latest training tools and equipment. The practical training workshop has been developed to mirror a real shop-floor assembly line, the only one of its kind in the country. Some other features of the institute include safety lab, virtual welding simulators and spot welding guns. This familiarizes the students with all the tools they need to work with when on an actual industry shop floor.
In addition to 38 hours of training meted out towards the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT) certified curriculum, JIM dedicates 10 hours/week to train students in Japanese shop floor practices, soft skills, interview skills, English language and safety. Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS), Japan, along with Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan has developed the soft skills curriculum for JIM.