Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) Kanpur Forges Strategic, Future-Ready Partnerships with Dassault Aviation to Empower Youth in Aerospace and Defence Sectors
In a groundbreaking move aligned with the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship's objectives, the Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) Kanpur announced three strategic partnerships with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and Dassault Aircraft Services India (DASI). The MoUs, signed in the presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister for Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, mark a significant step towards empowering local youth for the aerospace and defence sector, particularly to support the Defence Industrial Corridor in Uttar Pradesh.
What sets these partnerships apart is the holistic focus on the development of youth, especially in Uttar Pradesh, providing them access to quality modules in new-age courses in Aviation and Defence sectors. This collaborative effort represents a pioneering venture under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, bringing together education, skilling, and leading industries to build the capabilities of IIS Kanpur.
This collaborative effort represents a pioneering venture bringing together education, skilling, and leading industries to build the capabilities of IIS Kanpur.
Dharmendra Pradhan expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "Collaboration between IIT Kanpur, Indian Institute of Skills Kanpur, HAL, and Dassault Aircraft Services India, marks a significant chapter towards shaping the future of skill development and empowering India's youth. Futuristic courses under this collaboration are Prime Minister Narendra Modi's gift to the youth."
The establishment of IIS itself is rooted in the vision of creating world-class skill training centers, drawing inspiration from internationally renowned institutions. Courses have been meticulously designed in consultation with subject matter experts from IIT Kanpur. These courses cover a range of industries, including AI, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, Advanced Manufacturing, Krishi 2.0 Smart Agriculture, Robotics, and Automation.
Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, MSDE, lauded the partnerships, stating, "With these partnerships, we envision the setting up of best-in-class infrastructure accompanied by modern training methodology to build a strong foundation for the youth, particularly those in Uttar Pradesh."
Under the strategic partnership with HAL, the development of a CNC lab at the new IIS Kanpur building is set to enhance training in advanced CNC machining technology, supporting the Skill India initiative. Additionally, the collaboration seeks to foster improved collaboration between academia and industry by creating a common engineering environment familiar to both parties.
"Collaboration between IIT Kanpur, Indian Institute of Skills Kanpur, HAL, and Dassault Aircraft Services India, marks a significant chapter towards shaping the future of skill development and empowering India's youth."
The collaboration with Dassault Aviation takes center stage, as it paves the way for a course in Aeronautical Structure and Equipment Fitter (AS&EF) at IIS Kanpur. The establishment of the Dassault Aviation Centre of Excellence for Aeronautical Vocational Training is a testament to Dassault's commitment to skill development in India.
Vincent Derlon, Managing Director, Dassault Aviation, expressed, "This initiative will contribute to fostering the outreach of all Indian students keen on innovation, technology, and aeronautics toward self-reliance in the design, development, and production of aeronautical equipment and platforms, serving India's youth professional fulfillment and participating in Indian economic prosperity."
As these transformative collaborations unfold, Dassault's proactive role emerges as a driving force, shaping the youth for the dynamic aerospace and defence sectors, and redefining the future of Indian aviation.
The establishment of the Dassault Aviation Centre of Excellence for Aeronautical Vocational Training is a testament to Dassault's commitment to skill development in India.
Strong industry and employer connect is envisioned through these collaborations for supporting latest training facilities in IIS and provide opportunities for on-the-job trainings with leading industries. Further, these partnerships will be contributing to the benefit of the society by enabling the local ecosystem to adapt to the state-of-art technology. The Government of India has already set up IISs in 3 locations in the country at Mumbai, Kanpur and Ahmedabad. These partnerships are not just about skill development; it's about empowering a generation for a brighter tomorrow.