The training programme will be initiated by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), an arm of the ministry, and it will train people at its laboratories focusing on diverse research across the country.
"We would first launch 30 such programmes in next 2-3 months and later increase their number up to 75," Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan
He added that these programmes were in line with the new initiatives of the CSIR
that is entering its 75th year next week.
The courses that are being launched for the next 2-3 months are related to leather processing, making of leather goods and garments, dyeing, mould-casting, electroplating, metal finishing, glass beaded jewellery, blue pottery, mineral engineering, lead acid battery maintenance and industrial maintenance engineering.
laboratories cater to different sectors.
The minumim period required to complete these programmes is eight weeks with the maximum time span being 52 weeks, during which time people from a diverse section including school dropouts, diploma holders and graduates will be trained.
The CSIR's Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) has also signed an agreement with the Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Caste Cooperative Finance Corporation (APSCCFC) to train manpower in leather works in the state.
According to Vardhan, it is a good opportunity for people to gain a first hand experience of how the market forces work given that the CLRI has an active working relation with industry players besides providing the intitute's infrastructure to the the benefit of the trainees.
The CLRI said the state of Telangana has also approached them to conduct similar training programmes
in the state.