Kochi: TUV Rheinland NIFE Academy, a 23-year old vocational training institute owned by the TUV Rheinland Group of Germany and having branches all over India, has won recognition for its courses from National Skill Development Corporation of central government.
The approval will benefit students with competitive advantages such as: Skill Certificate endorsed by NSDC; Easy bank loan facility; Edge over others for easy attestation of their certificates at Embassies and Better placements.
TUV Rhenland NIFE, in the arena of skill development today, is playing a pivotal role by shaping up young people in technical courses all over India. Skill development courses launched by TUV Rheinland NIFE like Fire Safety, Lift Technology, Fiber Optics, Inventory and Stores are today run in more than 100 centres across India.
“With the NSDC approval, we are expanding and plan to add 100 more centres in Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Rajasthan, besides Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, among other states. Fifteen of the proposed centres will come up in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, which currently have seven centres put together,” said TUV Rheinland India Director M V Thomas.
TUV Rheinland NIFE, one of the premier institutes in the country has so far trained over a lakh students in the past 23 years. Its students are working in the Safety departments of prestigious organizations all over India and abroad including SPCL, CCCL, BIllimoria , Sterling Wilson , Murugappa Group, VOLTAS, L&T, and COROMANDAL Engineers in Tamil Nadu and Abudhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Damam Port, KEMCO Qatar, ARAMCO Saudi , Al Tayer Strocks, Wellgate scuff holding Trading, Bahrain Shipyard, QAFCO, General Construction Co in Middle East and other regions, securing starting pay packages around Rs. 10,000 to 30,000 for its various skills in India and Rs. 40,000 and above in abroad.
Fire Safety and Lift Technology are being offered as Diploma courses of 1-year duration while Fiber Optics and Inventory & Stores are Certificate courses of 4 months duration. Both the diploma and certificate courses require a 10th standard pass eligibility as per NSDC norms and cost between Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 80,000.
“We have staff strength of around 500 people comprising of highly experienced faculties. Classes are conducted with the best of faculties, teaching materials, text book s and practical facilities possible in India. For practical facility we have a one-acre wide premise in Cochin where every equipment required in Safety and Fire protection is installed so that students can get hands on experience,” said M.V. Thomas.
“The government of India is now giving huge emphasis for Skill development. National skill Development Corporation has been set up by the government of India to foster the cause of skill development all over India. For the fast developing economy in India, Government feels that skill development would have to be one of the main areas of National initiative. In this milieu, NSDC’s approval to our courses gains significance spurring our contribution towards a skilled workforce for nation building. We plan to provide training to at least 750 students this year in the state from our 12 centres,” he added.
A formal inauguration of the TUV Rheinland NIFE’s NSDC accredited courses was held in Kochi by Labour Minister of Kerala Shri. Shibu Baby John. A keynote address explaining the functions of the company was made by Mr. M Bhasker, director of TUV Rheinland India and an explanatory note on the courses offered at the institution was made by Mr. M.V Thomas, Director of TUV Rheinland NIFE Academy (P) Ltd. Shri. P K Biju (MP), Shri M. B Rajesh (MP), Shri Dominic Presentation MLA, Shri Kamal Chabra of NSDC, Shri K.K Vijayakumar, and Adv. Shivan Madathil felicitated the event.
Started up in 1992, TUV Rehinland NIFE has today 90 centers spanning the states like West Bengal, U P, Punjab, Bihar, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.