April 23, 2021
On April 23, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) certified four human resource development institutes as Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIMs). The four institutes were established by Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd., Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, and Nichirin Co., Ltd., respectively. JIMs are certified based on the Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme, which was agreed on at a Japan-India Summit Meeting in November 2016. The aim of this scheme is to contribute to the development of India's manufacturing industry through public-private collaboration.
The leaders of Japan and India agreed on the Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme in November 2016, in order to work together toward human resource development in India's manufacturing sector. Based on the program, the JIM scheme certifies and supports human resource development institutes established by Japanese companies, and delivers a curriculum for learning the concepts and skills involved in Japanese-style manufacturing. METI has certified 12 institutes in India as JIMs since 2017. The certification of these four brings the total to 16.
2. Details of the certified JIMs
|Company name||Institute name||Location||Date the institute was started||Number of students/
Period for finishing a course
|Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd.||ASBI JIM||Ambernath, Maharashtra||December 2019
||40 students per grade
|Basic knowledge regarding plastic molding|
|Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.||MKCI JIM||Bawal, Haryana||January 2021
||4 students per grade
|Basic knowledge regarding catalyst manufacturing, research, and development|
|Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation||TTDI JIM||Sangareddy, Telangana||April 2021
||120 students per grade
|Basic knowledge. regarding manufacturing substations, power distribution equipment, and switchgear|
|Nichirin Co., Ltd.||NICHIRIN IMPERIAL INDIA JIM||Faridabad, Haryana||May 2021
||15 students per grade
|Basic knowledge regarding manufacturing automotive hoses, etc.|
3. JIM certification ceremony
On April 23, Mr. Iida Yoichi, Director-General, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau granted a certificate of accreditation to Mr. Hiromatsu Kuniaki, Director of Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd., Mr. Okabe Masato, Senior Executive Officer of Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd., Mr. Saito Koji, Director and Vice President of Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, and Mr. Soga Hiroyuki, Director and Managing Executive Officer of Nichirin Co., Ltd. The proceedings were conducted in the presence of Mr. Sato Kei, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Ms. Mona K C Khandhar, Minister (Economic & Commerce) of the Embassy of India in Tokyo.
(Front row, from the left: Director Hiromatsu, Nissei ASB Machine Co., Ltd.; Senior Executive Officer Okabe, Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd.; Director and Vice President Saito, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation; Director and Managing Executive Officer Soga, Nichirin Co., Ltd.
Back row, from the left: Director-General Iida; Parliamentary Vice-Minister Sato; Minister Khandhar of the Embassy of India in Tokyo)
Division in Charge
Technical Cooperation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau