November 11, 2019
In November 2016, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), India, signed a Memorandum of Corporation on the Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme (MOC). According to the MOC, on November 11, 2019, METI certified two human resource development institutes established respectively by Bellsonica Corporation and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc. as Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIMs).
According to the MOC signed in November 2016 between METI and MSDE, METI certified two human resource development institutes established respectively by Bellsonica Corporation and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc. as JIMs. As a result of this certification, the total number of JIMs has come to 12.
2. Details of the certified JIMs
|Company name||Institute name||Location||Date of starting the institute||Number of students / period for finishing a course|
|Bellsonica Corporation||Bellsonica JIM||Manesar, Haryana||June 2019||44 per grade / Three-year course|
|Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.||Otsuka JIM||Ahmadabad, Gujarat||November 2019||20 per grade / One-year course|
3. Ceremony for JIM certification
On November 11, 2019, witnessed by Mr. Miyamoto Shuji, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Mr. Raj Kumar Srivastava, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India in Tokyo, Mr. Hosaka Shin, Director-General, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, granted a certificate of accreditation to Mr. Suzuki Hiromasa, Director, Bellsonica Corporation, and Mr. Kajiwara Meguru, Executive Senior Managing Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc., respectively.
- Ceremony for JIM certification
(From the right: Deputy Chief of Mission Srivastava, Embassy of India in Tokyo; Director Suzuki, Bellsonica Corporation; Executive Senior Managing Director Kajiwara, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory, Inc.; Parliamentary Vice-Minister Miyamoto; and Director-General Hosaka)
Links to related information
- Human resource development institutes organized by four companies certified as JIMs as the first case under the JIM program (press release on June 27, 2017)
- A human resource development institute organized by Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. certified as a JIM (press release on December 4, 2017)
Division in Charge
Technical Cooperation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau