New Delhi: National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council launched a post graduate programme on 8 May to enhance skills of personnel engaged in the manufacturing sector.
The one-year programme called ‘Executives in Manufacturing for Visionary Leadership´ has been designed by IIM Kolkata, IIT Kanpur and IIT Madras in consultation with industry body CII, NMCC and Japanese International Cooperation Agency.
“Lack of skilled manpower in the sector remains a cause for concern and this programme would help train executives to become visionary leaders and increase competitiveness in the manufacturing sector,” NMCC chairman V Krishnamurthy said.
He said it is expected that about 300 personnel would be trained as leaders through this programme in the next three years and added that skilled human capital is important to improve competitiveness and provide better goods and services.
The manufacturing sector has recorded an encouraging 12% growth but to sustain this level, efforts have to be made to enhance skills--besides putting in a huge amount of investment, Krishnamurthy added.
The programme, which would commence from August, includes course work at IIM-C and IIT-K and IIT-M, industry internship and international and domestic industry tours.
The Centre had last year signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Japan that included cooperation within the framework of Japan-assisted programme on visionary leadership in manufacturing.
Japan is also working with IIT Kanpur to set up an Indian Institute of Information Technology at Jabalpur.