CSR of Maruti Suzuki : First batch earns Certificates in Japanese Manufacturing Practices and Processes


AHMEDABAD: Strengthening its commitment to promote Skill India, Maruti Suzuki India Limited along with Ganpat University organized a Certificate Ceremony for the first batch of students from Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM) in Mehsana, Gujarat.

Maruti Suzuki has invested over Rs. 6 crores in setting up and running the JIM, Mehsana.

254 students received the Certificate of Course Completion for skills in Japanese Manufacturing Practices and Processes, at the Maruti Suzuki supported institute.

Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said “Skill development at JIM is focused on employability. Besides the core technical skills, we groom the students in Japanese Manufacturing Practices and Process that are very important for a person to succeed in today’s growing automobile industry. These values of discipline, punctuality, Kaizen will complement their technical skills and distinguish them from the rest.”

Dr. M S Sharma, Director General, Ganpat University, said, “This has helped students at JIM to acquire the right skills, both technical as well as soft skills, and fulfil their dreams of getting a desirable employment.”

Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing at Ganpat Vidyanagar, Mehsana, is part of Maruti Suzuki’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for skill development.

Maruti Suzuki Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), Mehsana

Japan India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM), Ganpat Vidyanagar, Mehsana is a result of the collaboration between the Governments of Japan and India to create a pool of 30,000 skilled manpower for manufacturing in India. By imparting skill education to the youth, JIM, Ganpat Vidyanagar, Mehsana supports the Make in India and Skill India initiative of Government of India.

JIM, Ganpat Vidyanagar, Mehsana is a model ITI offering technical, NCVT approved, training in eight trades related to automobiles manufacturing. These skill programs include Fitter, Electrician, Welder, Mechanic Diesel, Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Mechanic Auto Body Repair, Mechanic Auto Body Painting and Driver cum Mechanic.

Additionally, JIM, Ganpat Vidyanagar, Mehsana offers a course on Japanese Manufacturing Practices and Processes to its students. The curriculum of the Japanese Manufacturing Practices and Processes course is developed by AOTS, Japan under guidance of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan. This specially designed training module covers important Japanese soft-skills like Kaizen, 5S, and 3G.

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