Japan, India signs MoC on Technical Intern Training Programme

India and Japan have signed the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) last October 17. India’s Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan visited Tokyo on behalf of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of Government of India for this official agenda. Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Katsunobu Kato was Japan’s representative in the ceremony.


The MoC on TITP looks at expanding bilateral cooperation between the two countries in skills development. India is the third country which Japan made a bilateral cooperation in accordance with the Technical Intern Training Act that takes effect starting this November.


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In the bilateral Joint Statement issued during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India last September, the two prime ministers expressed confidence that the synergy between India’s rich human resources and Japan’s advanced technology can transform the two countries into new centres of production in the global industrial network.


The MoC on TITP will send Indian technical interns to Japan for a 3- to 5-year on-the-job training. They will be an asset for the Skill India initiative upon their return to their homeland.


According to Ambassador of India to Japan, Sujan R. Chinoy, India’s participation in Japan’s TITP contributes to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of making their country as the largest provider of skilled workforce in the world. The TITP is an ideal platform to leverage on their complementary strengths in order to gain mutual benefit.


During the visit of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to Japan last November 2016, the two countries also signed an MoC on Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme. It established the Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC) and Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIM) in engineering colleges. The Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme aims to train 30,000 Indians over the next decade with Japanese style manufacturing skills and practices.


The first four JIMs are located in Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu and were designated by Suzuki, Toyota, Daikin and Yamaha. The first JECs was established in NBKR Institute of Science & Technology Andhra Pradesh by Meidensha Co. last September 2017.


Reference: Signing of MoC on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) between India & Japan


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