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Hon'ble Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship visits Skill Development Institute, Kochi

28 Sep 2017 | BPCL

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon'ble Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development and Entrepreneurship visited the Skill Development Institute (SDI), Kochi, of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and other Oil public sector Companies at Angamaly on 26 September 2017.

Hon'ble Minister interacted with the second batch of students who are undergoing the six month training in Industrial trade courses. He also reviewed the activities and state-of-the-art facilities of the Institute.

Shri Prasad K Panicker, Executive Director, BPCL Kochi Refinery, Shri S Somasekhar, Chief Executive Officer, Skill Development Society (SDS), Kochi and Chief General Manager (Advisory Engg), BPCL , Shri MV Prabhakaran, Secretary (SDS) and Chief General Manager (HR), BPCL KR, Shri P S Mony, CGM- IOCL & State-Level Coordinator of Oil PSUs, Shri PM Somachudan, DGM(Refinery Coordination), I&C, KR,  Shri S Arun, Principal, SDI Kochi and other officials of BPCL KR and SDI were also present.

The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India has set up Skill Development Institutes in various parts of the country as part of the “Skill India” campaign launched by Shri.Narendra Modi, Hon’ Prime Minister of India, to bring out the best of the youth and to enhance their employability in the Oil & Gas Industry and other sectors. These SDIs would help the students to realize their true potential and upgrade their skills, enhance their employability and increase opportunities for them in various industries in India and abroad. Accordingly, all Oil PSUs were advised to set up Skill Development Institutes (SDI) at various locations in the country.

BPCL is the lead promoter of the SDI at Kochi. The courses are aligned to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) of the central government with affiliation to respective sector skill councils. M/s Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF), Bangalore who is the training partner at SDI, Kochi are involved with curriculum preparation, training including curriculum alignment with Sector Skill Council and obtaining necessary assistance for getting National Skill Development Council approval for the course. NTTF has guaranteed placement for the candidates. Presently, the first batch of students who passed out in June have been employed in leading MNCs and the second batch of 90 students have begun their courses in August.