3 CIPET Centre inaugurated for skill development in petrochemical sector

New Delhi: Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers and Health and Family Welfare, today virtually inaugurated three state-of-the-art centers of the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET) in Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Madhya Pradesh. The inauguration ceremony, held from New Delhi, marked a significant milestone in the expansion of CIPET’s reach and capabilities across the nation.

The newly inaugurated CIPET centers, namely CSTS Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), CSTS Ranchi (Jharkhand), and CSTS Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), underscore the government’s commitment to fostering growth and innovation in the petrochemical sector. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Shri Bhagwant Khuba, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ms. Nivedita Shukla Verma, Secretary Chemicals and Petrochemicals, and other senior officials of the ministry.

In his inaugural address, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya said that CIPET has its own place in the country. He also said that these institutes has transformed itself as per the needs of the 21st century. He said that these institutions have realized the dream of Aatamnirbhar Bharat. CIPET Institutes helped the industry not only by providing skilled manpower but also by research and production.

The Minister also said that by getting training from CIPET, youth almost get 100% jobs in petrochemical sector. CIPET was started in 1968 in Chennai as Central Plastic Engineering and Tool Institution. At that time there were only certificate and diploma courses under CIPET but today the number of courses has increased. Now undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD level courses are also being offered in these institutes. Union Minister added that the government has increased the number of CIPETs from 23 to 47 in last 10 years in order to meet the needs of petrochemical Industry.

Dr Mandaviya further stated said that in order to make itself Aatamnirbhar, the institute has put emphasis on research and innovation. It has understood the needs of the Industry and had started research accordingly. It has taken forward the research in solar cell, gas seperation, water purification and polymer research.

CSTS at Baddi, CSTS at Gwalior and  CSTS at Ranchi will impart Skill Development Training to the unemployed youth through specially designed courses to meet the manpower requirement of polymer/ Plastics and allied industries. They are also to provide Technical Support Services and promote polymer and allied industries in the region.