The skill India program at CSIR-IICT aims to create opportunities, space, and scope for the development of the talents of the Indian youth and to develop more of those sectors which provide employment and entrepreneurship. The training programs would be on the lines of international level so that the youths of our country can not only meet the domestic demands but also of other countries like USA, Japan, Germany etc., The idea is to raise confidence, improve productivity, providing direction through a balanced growth in all the sectors so that all jobs should be given equal importance.
Today our current curriculum is 80 per cent theory and 20 percent practical. There is no scope for skill development. “A chemistry graduate, for example, can explain in 15 steps on paper how to purify and characterize a chemical entity, but may have never done it physically.” There is a clear mismatch of supply and demand of skilled people due to lack of technical and soft skills.
CSIR-IICT strongly believes that practical training cannot happen within closed doors. It is trying its best to bridge the gap between industry and academia. Today CSIR-IICT encourage innovation in ideas to support entrepreneurship, creating more platforms for knowledge sharing for the youth (on both technical and soft skills), encourage students to participate in skill competitions across the country/world and make a mark for themselves.
Under CSIR Integrated Skill Initiative, CSIR-IICT is conducting various Skill Development Training Programmes to cater the needs of the students getting better capability building and job prospects at various chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
|#||Course Title||Tentative Dates||Eligibility||Batch Size||Status|
|1||Upskilling of Post-Graduates from Indrashil University||Feb – May 2023||M.Sc (Science)||20||Completed|
|2||Digital workshop on Scientific & Patent Writing (Duration: 1 week)||April 2023||Postgraduates / Ph.D / Academic Faculty||500||Completed|
|3||Certificate Course in Basic Bioinformatics & Cheminformatics (Duration : 2 weeks)||April - May 2023||B.Sc (Life Sciences/ Chemical Sciences)||30||Completed|
|4||Certificate Course in Basic Bioinformatics & Cheminformatics (Duration : 2 weeks)||June - May 2023||B.Sc (Life Sciences/ Chemical Sciences||30||In Pipeline|
|5||Finishing School on Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry||June – Aug 2023||M.Sc (Chemistry)||30||In Pipeline|
|6||Process Plant Drafting using AutoCAD (Duration : 4 Weeks)||July – Aug 2023||Diploma/ B.Tech/ M.Tech in Mechanical & Chemical Engg.||30||In Pipeline|
|7||Operation of Chemical Reactors & Separation Process Equipment||July – Aug 2023||Diploma/ B.Tech/ M.Tech in Mechanical/ Chemical Engg and B.Sc/ M.Sc in Industrial Chemistry||15||In Pipeline|
|8||Animal Cell Culture Techniques (Duration : 6 Weeks)||Sep – Nov 2023||M.Sc (Life Sciences/ Biological Sciences)||30||In Pipeline|
|9||Lab Technician – R & D (Duration : 4 Weeks)||Nov – Dec 2023||10+2 (Science) / ITI – Chemical Plant Operator||20||In Pipeline|
|10||Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Duration : 4 Weeks)||Jan – Feb 2024||M.Sc (Chemistry)||20||In Pipeline|
|11||Analytical Techniques in Food and Nutritional Chemistry (Duration : 2 Weeks)||Feb - Mar 2024||B.Sc (Food Chemistry/ Nutritional Chemistry)||30||In Pipeline|
|12||Water Purification & Analysis (Duration : 4 Weeks)||April 2023 – March 2024||Diploma/ B.Tech / M.Tech (Chemical Engg)||20||Ongoing|
Dr. B. China Raju
Nodal Officer – Skill Development
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad – 500007
Phone: +91-40-27193992 ; Fax: 040-27160387