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Opening of the Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing and Japanese Endowed Courses Announced in India

On Thursday, September 14, taking the opportunity of Prime Minister Abe's official visit to India, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced that four Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIMs) and one Japanese Endowed Courses (JEC) were opened this summer and two more companies are planning to open JIMs in India based on the Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme, for which METI and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India (MSDE) signed a memorandum in November 2016.

1. Outline

Taking the opportunity of Prime Minister Abe's official visit to India, METI introduced four JIMs and one JEC, which were opened between July and September this year based on the Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme signed by METI and MSDE in November 2016, and screened a video at the summit session. Additionally, METI announced that Hitachi Construction Machinery Japan Co., Ltd. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation are planning to open JIMs in India.

* Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing: An institute where a Japanese company directly teaches the discipline and attitude required at a manufacturing site and practical skills to young people in India to train future floor shop leaders

* Japanese Endowed Courses: A course that a Japanese company offers to a university in India for practical professional education in the manufacturing field

2. JIMs and JECs opened this summer

Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing: JIM

Company name (India) School name Location Opened on Number of students/Number of years and courses

Maruti Suzuki India Limited

Maruti Suzuki JIM (Ganpat Vidyanagar, Mehsana)

Mehsana, Gujarat

Aug. 1

420 students

1-year or 2-year course

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited

Toyota Technical Training Institute

Bangalore, Karnataka

Aug. 10

* The first day of the semester after obtaining the JIM accreditation

64 students

3-year course

Daikin Airconditining India Pvt. Ltd.

Daikin Japanese Institute of Manufacturing Excellence

Neemrana, Rajasthan

Aug. 17

31 students

2-year course

India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd.

YAMAHA MOTOR NTTF Training Center (YNTC)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Jul. 21

40 students

4-year course

Japanese Endowed Courses: JEC

Company name (India) University where course is opened Location Opened on Number of students/Number of hours

Prime Meiden Limited

N.B.K.R Institute of Science & Technology

Vidyanagar, Andhra Pradesh

Sep. 14

Approx. 100 students

Approx. 50 hours.

3. New JIMs scheduled to be opened

Hitachi Construction Machinery Japan Co., Ltd. is planning to open a JIM in Dharwad, Karnataka (to be run by a consolidated subsidiary, Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Company Private Limited) within 2017, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation in the Mandal Industrial Zone, Gujarat (to be run by TechnoTrends AutoPark Private Limited) in the summer of 2018.

4. Screening of a video at the summit session


Video screening at the summit session

Representatives from Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited, Daikin Airconditining India Pvt. Ltd., INDIA YAMAHA MOTOR PVT. LTD and Prime Meiden Limited (right to left)

The video is available at the following URL.

Release date

September 15, 2017

Division in Charge

Technical Cooperation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

Related website

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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