India’s RSDC, BSA Crescent University tie up for rubber tech programmes

May 5, 2017

rubber-tech-programmesRubber Skill Development Council (RSDC), India’s rubber skill sector council, is teaming up with B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent University in Chennai to help bridge the skill gaps in the fast growing rubber and tyre sector in the country.

The partnership will focus on imparting education for rubber sector, rubber skills training, and certificate programmes in rubber technology to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in rubber industries, said Vinod Simon, RSDC Chairman. In line with this, they will be providing dual certification in Rubber Technology to Mechanical, Automobile and Polymer Engineering students.

India’s Rs800-million rubber and tyre sector is highly employment intensive. Over 5,500 manufacturing units in the country manufacture 35,000 different rubber products providing employment to approximately 2 million people. However, the sector is grossly deficient in skilled workforce.

“The collaboration focuses on imparting education for rubber sector, rubber skills training and certificate programmes in rubber technology to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in rubber industries,” said Vinod Simon.

“This association with RSDC will provide the benefit of dual certification offered to engineering students pursuing Polymer technology, Chemical and Automobile engineering,” said V. Murugesan, Registrar, B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent University.

According to the agreement, RSDC will aid the university with skill-based curriculum, industry internships, assessment and certification, and placement of students. After successful completion of the course, the students will receive nationalised certificate of Rubber Technologist from RSDC, NSDC and the government of India along with their B. Tech or B.E degree from the university.

Such tie ups of RSDC with the academic institutions, are aimed at making the degree course skill oriented and the youth employable, eventually leading to a reduced skill gap in the rubber industry.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was exchanged between Vinod Simon and V. Murugesan, Registrarin the presence of Vice Chancellor of the University and Heads of the Departments. About 500-700 students of the university were present on the occasion to know more about the rubber technology programmes and the opportunities offered by the rubber sector from RSDC Chairman.

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