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Skill Training Program Concludes at NSTI Dehradun and Govt. ITI Bicholim

Dehradun, Uttarakhand, and Bicholim, Goa – July 4, 2024 – The skill training program at NSTI Dehradun and Govt. ITI Bicholim successfully concluded on July 4, 2024, marking the end of a series of 10-day pilot projects conducted across Govt. Industrial Training Institutes and National Skill Training Institutes in Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, and Goa. Participating institutes included Govt. ITI Jhajjar at Gudha, Govt. ITI Bicholim, NSTI Mumbai, and NSTI Dehradun.

Team 1, comprising Deepu D S, Devinanda S, Megha Suresh, Anusivan, Aavish, and Gabriel Coleman, participated in the skill training initiative at NSTI Mumbai and Govt. ITI Bicholim. Team 2, consisting of Ajai Kumar A G, Neeraja Anand, Sidhivinayak S, Anirudh Kannan, Vinod Singh Rawat, and Dr. Christopher Coley, participated in the training program at Govt. ITI Jhajjar and NSTI Dehradun.

Each institute hosted 20 students and two instructors from the Solar Technician and Electronics Mechanic trades, who underwent intensive training in Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and 3D simulations. The program benefited a total of 160 students and 16 instructors. Assessments were conducted for both students and trainers, and valuable feedback was gathered at the end of each session. Each institute received a comprehensive computer setup, complete with all necessary accessories and software, along with two VR devices. These resources ensure that instructors can continue to effectively train their students beyond the conclusion of the program.

The closing ceremony at NSTI Dehradun was graced by Brahmachari Adv. Pramod Krishnan, overseer of MA Math activities in Uttarakhand, along with officials including Sri. Ravi Chilukoti, Regional Director, NSTI Dehradun, and Sri. G.P Chourasiya, Deputy Director and Principal, NSTI Dehradun. Certificates were distributed to participants, and sessions were held for doubt resolution and a refresher on the skill-eLabs package for trainers. A Yoga and Meditation session organized by the Amrita Team further enriched the program.

Video conferences were held at both institutes with Nimi Chennai and Dgt Msde officials on July 2 and 3, highlighting the exemplary feedback from students and staff of the ITIs and NSTIs, showcasing the success and positive impact of the pilot training program.

This project was funded under the Sankalp program of Skill India and implemented by Dgt Msde, the National Instructional Media Institute (Nimi Chennai), and AMMACHI Labs, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.