Bengaluru, Oct 28: In an attempt to boost manufacturing sector leading state-owned aerospace and defence company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has agreed to set up a skill development centre in Karnataka's Chitradurga district.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited along with Indian Institute of Science will jointly establish a skill development centre. The 'bhoomi pujan' for the centre was performed at Challakere in Chitradurga district, around 230 km from Bengaluru.
Under the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, HAL will contribute in providing the infrastructure support for the centre. The centre is expected to come up in 24 months in new IISc campus.
Speaking on the occasion, T. Suvarna Raju, Chairman and Managing Director, HAL, said: "This will go a long way in recognising and honing skills and providing opportunities for youth at various levels in line with the Government's 'Skill India' initiative." He further added that, the concept of the SDC was in the pipeline for nearly eight years at IISc.
Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director IISc, said the goal is to create a model facility that would provide skill development programmes for various beneficiaries from local community to high-end engineering professionals.