Kochi (Kerala) : All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA) has joined hands with Tripura University for imparting programmes in Rubber Technology. The purpose of the collaboration is to facilitate rubber education, rubber skills training and research co-operation between the two organisations in rubber technology and polymer science.
The collaboration is a win-win industry-academia venture. It will make available trained personnel at various levels to meet the demand for manpower and accelerate the development of the industry. At the same time, the courses would enhance the employability of students of TU by equipping them with industry/business relevant skills, said Kamal K Chowdhury, the newly elected President of AIRIA said.
The MoU will also provide the university access to industrial environments for applied and problem based research activities.
Tripura University has already become an affiliated partner of Rubber Skill Development Council, the Sector Skill Council for rubber in the country, for rubber education and rubber skill development training, said Prof. Anjan Kr. Ghosh, Vice Chancellor Tripura University.
Rubber industry is manpower intensive and currently two million people are directly employed in the industry, a large percentage of whom are unskilled.
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