Maruti Suzuki's Second Japan-India Institute Gets Accreditation from METI, Japan

Si TeamJapan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), granted a certificate of accreditation to Maruti Suzuki's upcoming Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) in UnchaMajra, Gurugram, Haryana.

Akimasa Ishikawa (Vice Minister, METI) and Raj Kumar Srivastava (Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo), handed over the certificate to Hisashi Takeuchi (Managing Officer, Global Automobile
Marketing, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan), at a ceremony held at METI office in Tokyo.

This second JIM by Maruti Suzuki will train over 500 youth annually and is expected to begin operations in second quarter of FY 2018-19. Maruti Suzuki's first JIM, also METI accredited, is operational at Mehsana Gujarat, since 2017. The first batch from JIM Mehsana, received 100 percent placement last year.

"Receiving accreditation from METI, for our second JIM, is a matter of great honor for us. We are thankful to both Indian and Japanese Government for their trust and belief in us. We are fully committed to Government of India's Skill Development initiative and continuously work towards enhancing the skill and knowledge of youth making them industry ready," says A K Tomer, Executive Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility, Maruti Suzuki India Limited. "The work is on full-swing and as per the timelines. We expect the institute to be operational in this academic year. We will start the admission process in the coming weeks," he adds.