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#IP 1157 24 -30 Nov 2014
Mr Raghavendra Rao, PhD
Mr Raghavendra Rao, Scientist, CAD/CAM Group, Scientist (C-CADD) has been awarded PhD in Mechanical Engineering from
#IP 1156 17 -23 Nov 2014
#IP 1155 10 - 16 Nov 2014
As part of the Human Resources Development Programme, CSIR-NAL is conducting the National Apprenticeship Training Programme for students who have ITI qualification in various technical trades. The Apprenticeship Training is governed by the Apprentices Act 1961 under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, DGET, Government of India.
This Programme was started in the year 1993 as per the instructions from Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training (RDAT), Chennai. The total allocation of trainees to NAL was 19 at that time.
Subsequently, during 2008-09 when Karnataka State came under the jurisdiction of RDAT, Hyderabad, after a series of surveys was conducted by them and the allocation of trainees at CSIR-NAL was increased to 77 in various designated trades. Of this, around 52 candidates are being selected through campus interviews from various Industrial Training Colleges in rural areas of Karnataka and 25 candidates (exclusively for SC/ST candidates) are selected through the Ambedkar Trade Training Programme of CSIR-NAL.
The training is for a period of one year for all the trainees, and starts on 15th of October every year and all eligible students are trained to appear for the All India Trade Test (AITT) being conducted during October/November or April/May every year. The trainees who are successful in the AITT Examination will be awarded the National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC), issued by the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), RDAT, Hyderabad.
The various designated technical trades where in CSIR-NAL provides training are in the areas of Electrician, Fitter, Machinist, Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Turner and Welder. As per the Apprenticeship Training curriculum, every technician in the above designated mechanical trade are supposed to learn and practice manufacturing methods, operation of machinery, fitting & assembly processes; MMV technicians will learn and practice complete overhauling and maintenance of transport vehicles, while the Electrical technicians will learn and practice electrical installations, maintenance of various equipments and test facilities, maintenance of electrical substation etc.
It may be noted that the Mechanical trade trainees get trained at various workshops of NAL viz., APMF Central Machine Shop, Propulsion Workshop, STTD Workshop, Materials Science Workshop; Mechanic Motor Vehicle trainees in the Transport Garage while the Electrical trainees get trained at the Electrical Sections at Kodihalli and NWTC, Belur Campuses. Initially for about two months the trainees are under the supervision of regular staff/technicians. During this period they learn and understand the skills required in a technical environment and later are provided on the job training in the laboratory apart from conducting regular class room coaching. This Programme is being conducted in a very efficient manner so that the trainees as well as the organization are mutually benefited and makes the trainees industry ready.
Additionally, the trainees belonging to Fitter, Turner and Machinist trades are also well exposed to the operation of Advanced Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machining centres which enables them to be multi skilled and industry competent.
This skill development programme conducted by CSIR-NAL as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility is benefiting the young technicians and the Micro, Small, Medium and Large Engineering Industries where they would be eventually working and thereby contributing to the nation’s development. CSIR-NAL is happy that, through this programme most of the candidates from rural areas and also from SC/ST categories have been brought into the main stream of the society as they are well placed in many engineering industries.
It is also heartening to note that the trainees are paid a stipend of Rs.3,500/- per month by CSIR-NAL .
Dr.R Rajendran and Pradeep M S
#IP 1154 3 - 9 Nov 2014
Ms Latha K, KTMD
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