Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Indian Institute of Science have joined hands to set up a Skill Development Centre at Challakere in Chitradurga district, about 230 km from here.
The "Bhoomi puja" for construction of the centre was performed by HAL Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju and IISc Director Prof Anurag Kumar yesterday in the presence of other senior officials, HAL said in a release today.
HAL said according to Prof Kumar, the goal is tocreate a model facility that would provide skill development programmes for various beneficiaries from local community to high-end engineering professionals.
It said construction of the HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre is expected to be completed in 24 months.
Trainingactivities are expected to begin by March 2019.
"This will go a long way in recognising and honingskills and providing opportunities for youth at various levelsin line with the Government's Skill India initiative," Suvarna Raju said.
Stating that the concept of a Skill Development Centre(SDC) has been in the pipeline for nearly eight years at IISc, the release said HAL came forward to support the infrastructure for the Centre under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
It said many activities have already been initiated at the new IISc Campus in Challakere on 1500 acres of land.
Thisincludes the establishment of a climate research laboratory,solar power research field and a Centre for bio-energy-basedlow-carbon technologies.
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