New Delhi : In a development that will help bridge the skill gaps in the fast growing rubber and tyre sector in India, Rubber Skill Development Council (RSDC), the sector skill council for rubber in the country, has signed an MoU with B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent University, Chennai for dual certification in Rubber Technology to Mechanical, Automobile and Polymer Engineering students.
Rs. 80000 crore rubber and tyre sector in India is highly employment intensive. Over 5500 rubber products manufacturing units in the country manufacture 35000 different products providing employment to approx. Two million people. However, the sector is grossly deficient in the skilled workforce.
A Memorandum of Understanding was exchanged between Vinod Simon, Chairman RSDC and V. Murugesan, Registrar, B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent University, Chennai in the presence of Vice-Chancellor of the University and Heads of the Departments. About 500-700 students of the university were present on the occasion to know more about the rubber technology programmes and the opportunities offered by the rubber sector from RSDC Chairman.
The collaboration focuses on imparting education for rubber sector, rubber skills training and certificate programmes in rubber technology to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in rubber industries, said Vinod Simon.
This association with RSDC will provide the benefit of dual certification offered to engineering students pursuing Polymer technology, Chemical, and Automobile engineering, said V. Murugesan.
According to the MoU, RSDC will aid the university with skill-based curriculum, industry internships, assessment and certification and placement of students. After successful completion of the course, the students will receive nationalized certificate of Rubber Technologist from RSDC, NSDC and Government of India along with their B. Tech or B.E degree from the university.
Such tie-ups of RSDC with the academic institutions are aimed at making the degree course skill oriented and the youth employable, eventually leading to a reduced skill gap in the rubber industry.
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