About Anchor Institute Cell (Engg & Auto)
Anchor Institute (Engineering & Auto), SVNIT-Surat is supported by Industries Commissionerate, Department of Industries and Mines, Gujarat Government, Gandhinagar
The wide industrial base in Gujarat state is expected to increase significantly in near future due to the large new investments coming in as envisaged during Vibrant Gujarat Summits. One of the issues arising due to this will be regarding availability of necessary technical manpower as realized by the Industrial Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, in spite of sufficient technical manpower coming out of the academic institutions. This is due to the fact that large fraction of the fresh graduates coming out from ITI, Polytechnics and Degree colleges are unemployable. The need for better quality and skilled technical manpower is increasing and will continue to increase in time to come.
The Industrial Commissionerate, Gandhinagar, has decided to tackle this issue through the training and skill development programmes for technical manpower to be conducted on massive scale by academic institutes which will be provided substantial part of necessary financial support for this purpose. These programmes are to be industry responsive which should provide readily employable manpower.
It is our pleasure to mention here that our institute is selected as a State Level Anchor Institute in the Engineering & Auto sector for this purpose. The selection was based on presentation made on November 7, 2007 by the invited institutes at Undyog Bhavan, Gandhinagar. This was followed by presentation and discussion on detailed proposal about methodology, budget requirements, thrust areas at two meetings on December 5, 2007 and February 14, 2008. A Government Resolution is issued in February, 2009.
The basic motive for Anchor Institute is to take various initiatives in creating readily employable and industry responsive Man Power, at all level, across the state. This includes preparing Course curriculum and benchmarking and Training for the Trainers/Faculties. The input from industries in terms of training area needs, trained technical manpower requirements, any other suggestions and providing guest faculties as per the availability when needed for this purpose will be of immense help to make this noble effort a grand success.