1st batch of Interns for TITP leave for Japan  

Furthering Prime Minister Modi’s bilateral visit to Japan, and seeking to deepen ties between the two friend countries, under a memorandum of cooperation signed between India and Japan, MSDE had started a Technical Training Programme (TITP) in Japan under which interns from India do their internships in Japan and thereby  replicate Japan-like efficiency in our country, once they come back.  TITP is being partnered by 22 sending organizations and short-list candidates, provide pre-departure training in Japanese language and work ethics and facilitate Internships in Japan by joining hand with the respective Japanese receiving and implementing Partners

Dharmendra Pradhan, union MSDE minister saw off the first batch of 15 interns at a ceremony where the 22 sending organizations were also felicitated in New Delhi on March 28. According to minister, the batch marks successful beginning of synergy between Japan’s advanced technology and India’s rich human resources. “TITP is an extremely prestigious project and their successful placement is a significant achievement for India,” he added.

These interns mostly hail from rural villages of Southern Tamil Nadu. They belong to economically weaker sections of the society with average family income ranging from INR 40,000 – INR 80,000 per annum. As per the Program requirement they come with an experience of 6 months to 1 year. Most of them were engaged in the manufacturing sector where they earned INR 8000 to INR 10000 per month. Under the Program, they will be earning almost INR 60000 to INR 65000 per month, post statutory deductions.

Dr K P Krishnan, Secretary, MSDE said, “Skill India Mission’s focus is on bringing scale along with quality and there is extensive emphasis on creating aspiration around skills. Today’s ceremony marks the beginning of one more such initiative to inspire the youth of our country to join the skills revolution leading to valuable experience, enhance stipend and international certification along with the domestic one.”