• Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has approved the proposal to set up Indian Institute of Skills (IISs) in 3 locations viz. Kanpur, Mumbai and Ahmedabad in the country.
  • The basic functional design and orientation of existing skill training institutions, which were established during the 1960s, have remained substantively the same and, in particular, lack modern training infrastructure and methodology to impart skill training in collaboration with industry leaders.
  • New measures have been initiated by the Government of India to establish state of the art training institutions called Indian Institutes of Skill (IISs) in Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Kanpur on Not-for-profit Public Private Partnership (N-PPP) basis.:
  • The IISs are conceptualized with an objective to provide advanced skills in highly specialized areas – for example defence, aerospace, oil & gas and other emerging business domains to name a few – to develop highly skilled technical manpower to meet the demands of organizations that are currently operating and are likely to set up their production/manufacturing & business facilities in India.
  • They are expected to emerge as premier training institutions in the country and make vocational training aspirational for the youth.
  • Government will provide access to its land to the private partners through a licence.