Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda has informed the Members of Consultative Committee of his ministry that Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) has made an ambitious plan of skilling of five Lakh persons as well as five lakh technology support services to the polymer industry during the period of 2019-24. During the period of 2014-19, skilling of 3.13 lakh people and 3.26 lakh technology support service was provided.
Gowda stated that CIPET’s performance in the Technology Support Services is in increasing trend and it continues to excel in all the spheres of its activities viz. designing, tooling, plastic processing and testing, inspection and quality control, etc. Over 84,000 technology support service assignments were rendered to the plastics and allied industries during 2018-19.
In a presentation by Director General CIPET, members were informed that the outcome based vision plan of CIPET in the core domain of skill development has been formulated to meet the needs of the projected exponential growth of polymer industries in India. The vision plan includes Impact Skill Training (long Term-Short Term) to 500,000 (Five Lakh) students during (2019-24), introduction of M.S/M.Tech programmes in the areas of Polymer/Plastics, introduction of new Skill Training in new subjects in the other areas of Petrochemical sector (rubber, Technical Textiles & Specially Chemicals) and certification for all CIPET Centres through Bureau of Indian Standards. Apart from this, CIEPT has planned to give five lakh technical support services to the Industries in the next five years. Setting up of three Innovex Labs at CIEPT SARP in the emerging areas of polymer science & technology is also included in the future plan.