Tata Technologies has entered into a strategic partnership with the government of Manipur to transform technical training and encourage entrepreneurship and innovation in the state.
The global engineering major and digital services firm has collaborated for three years as both the parties have inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the purpose.
Under the partnership, a center for invention, innovation, incubation and Training (CIIIT) on industrial experiential learning and development will be established in Manipur.
The total investment under this project is pegged at about Rs 200 crore and the center will be up and running by the first quarter for the next financial year. It is likely to have the capacity to train 1,500 students every year.
The center would be spread across about 20,000 square feet of area and will showcase the latest infrastructure, tools, and technologies around industry 4.0, robotics, 3D printing, and electric vehicle design, and more.
“The latest center is expected to bring qualitative improvements in the field of engineering education in Manipur and will cater to industry requirements of making available job-ready engineers,” the company said.
Tata Technologies added that the project will improve the availability of advanced skills required for the manufacturing value chain in the northeastern state and will thereby incentivize businesses to invest in Manipur and create more jobs.
N Biren Singh, Chief Minister, Manipur said that he wants the state to be at the forefront of the technology revolution that is taking place.
“Through our collaboration with Tata Technologies, we aim to create the best of its kind CIIIT that will empower the youth of Manipur and create better employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for them,” he added.
The CM of the state also emphasized the need for the availability of job-ready engineers which in turn will transform the state into a potential investment destination for those industry players.
The collaboration is aimed at building a futuristic training ecosystem to implement the best-of-its-kind training infrastructure, curriculum and enable people of Manipur to be at the forefront of the technology revolution.
Warren Harris, Managing Director, and CEO, Tata Technologies said that the partnership will produce engineers who will be capable of innovating the future-ready products and rapidly transforming the ecosystem of technology.
“In collaboration with the government of Manipur, we intend to leverage our product engineering expertise and manufacturing domain knowledge to train and skill future-ready engineers,” he added.