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      Maruti Suzuki’s 2nd Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing gets accreditation from METI, Japan


      Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), today granted a certificate of accreditation to Maruti Suzuki’s upcoming Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing(JIM) in UnchaMajra, Gurugram, Haryana.


      Mr Akimasa Ishikawa, Hon’ble Vice Minister, METI, H.ERaj Kumar Srivastava, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo, handed over the certificate toMrHisashi Takeuchi, Managing Officer, Global Automobile Marketing, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan,at a ceremony held at METI office in Tokyo.


      This 2nd JIM by Maruti Suzuki will train over 500 youth annually and is expected to begin operations in second quarter of FY 2019-20. Maruti Suzuki’s first JIM, also METI accredited, is operational at Mehsana Gujarat, since 2017. The first batch from JIM Mehsana, received 100% placement last year.



      On the occasion, Mr A K Tomer, Executive Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “Receiving accreditation from METI, for our second JIM, is a matter of great honour for us. We are thankful to both Indian and Japanese Government for their trust and belief in us. We are fully committed to Government of India’s Skill Development initiative and continuously work towards enhancing the skill and knowledge of youth making them industry ready.”


      Talking about readiness of JIM UnchaMajra, he said, “The work is on full-swing and as per the timelines. We expect the institute to be operational in this academic year.We will start the admission process in the coming weeks.”


      About JIM initiative

      Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) is born out of a collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India to create a pool of skilled manpower for manufacturing in India. It follows from a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed in 2016 between Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan (METI) and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (MSDE), for a “Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme” to train 30,000 youths in India over 10 years.


      About JIM UnchaMajra

      The institute will be Haryana’s first ever Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM). It is spread over 5 acres and will house 18 classrooms and 8 practical workshops. Students can enroll to anyone of the 8 courses offered by the institute.


      The trades include:



      ·   Mechanic Motor Vehicle ·   Mechanic Auto Body Painting ·   Mechanic Mechatronics ·   Welder


      ·   Mechanic Diesel Engine ·   Mechanic Auto Body Repair ·   Fitter ·   Electrician




      The Company is investing INR 7 crore to establish the model ITI. Government of Haryana has provided land and building, Maruti Suzuki will provide equipment, training modules and trained teachers, and will manage the institute. The courses imparted will follow NCVT curriculum. Additionally Maruti Suzuki will train students in the areas of safety, quality, discipline, punctuality, Kaizen and other Japanese shop floor practices, which are most essential to be successful at the workplace.


      JIM,UnchaMajra is located near the automobile hub of Manesar, Gurugram, Faridabad and Bhiwadi in Haryana and will provide the youth with the skills to benefit from this economic opportunity.


      Author: Baishali Mukherjee

      Profile- An independent writer and journalist for last nine years; presently working with Education World, Entrepreneur India, and Worked as the content head for four books and have articles and features published in leading print and digital media spaces.


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