Skill development and specific domain knowledge are fundamental to the growth of research, science, technology and in turn, drive the manufacturing & services sectors. Realizing the importance of skill development in nation-building, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in its Platinum Jubilee Year (2016) has launched a significant program – ‘CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative’. CSIR is an autonomous body that has surfaced among the finest institutions globally and has contributed significantly to the progress of Scientific and Technological development in the country, along with making contributions in developing high-quality human resources in trans-disciplinary areas. CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), one of the flagship laboratories of CSIR in chemical science and engineering and allied research fields such as polymers, materials and biochemical sciences, has embarked on implementing the “Integrated Skill Initiative” program by offering various skill development and up-skilling courses for undergraduates, postgraduates and indeed to the youth who remain unemployed even after obtaining a degree. The workers and industry staff members will also be benefitted from the proposed program. The outline of the program is to bridge the gap between the industries and academia as a whole by enhancing the support towards entrepreneurship and creating a platform for students and professionals working in the industries. The emphasis is to create a robust and sustainable training module of trans-disciplinary nature for skilled workforce generation for the industrial requirements. The major objective of this program is to give students the opportunity to develop the skills they’ll need to prosper “both in their career and beyond”. One of the goals of the program is to expose students to career options available and to enhance their chances of employability. The plan further aims to create opportunities, space and scope for the development of the talents of the youth and to expand more of those sectors which have already been put under skill development for the last so many years and also to identify new areas for skill development.

Skill Development Courses

CSIR-NCL is offering following skilling/training courses

Salient Features

Salient Features of the training courses
The main focus is to train youths in such a way that they receive employment and to improve entrepreneurship.
The training programs would be on the lines of international level so that the youths can not only meet the domestic demands but also of other countries like the US, Japan, China, Germany, Russia, and those in West Asia.
The course methodology of this program would be innovative, which would include group discussions, brainstorming sessions, practical experiences, and case studies.
Equal priority to theory classes and practical sessions,
Lectures assisted with multimedia aids,
Hands-on practice experience and
Brief on alternate carrier options.

Evaluation Of Trainees

Evaluation will consist of the following components
Theory Courses
Written question paper
Student Participation to all sessions
Practical Courses
Video / Audio

Further Details