NBCC (India), the Navratna Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Skill Development Institute (SDI) Bhubaneswar for the construction of the institute which will facilitate empowering of youth in Odisha with relevant skill sets and train them in various disciplines. The SDI Bhubaneswar is a training setup being promoted by eight PSUs in the Oil and Gas sector under joint CSR schemes.
The MoU has been signed between Yogesh JP Sharma, Executive Director (Engg.) on behalf of NBCC and NN Rao, CEO, SDI Bhubaneswar in the presence of Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Director (HR), Indian Oil Corporation and Chairman, SDI Bhubaneswar.
“NBCC wants to have skilled and future-ready workforce to be a part of our highly-efficient team,” said Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC; hailing this as another step in the fulfilment of ‘Skill India’ mission. “We are working towards creating a well-defined system of identifying and training the workforce in the construction sector, which comprises port, irrigation, roads, infrastructures and buildings.” he added.
Continuing as a prime mover in construction sector in CPSEs, NBCC is embarking to develop SDI Bhubaneswar as the country’s most promising skill academy in the line with the government’s Skill India mission. It aims to further enhance the skill set and knowledge set of individuals so that they can adapt themselves in the fast-changing business environment. NBCC has pledged to impart training to 40,000 workers (including both onsite and offsite) in next five years.
The first phase of the project has a built up area of approx. 60,000 sqm with an approx. cost of Rs 300 crores and in second phase the built up area will be 1.2 lakh sqm at an approx. cost of Rs 600 crores. The SDI’s key building blocks that NBCC will be developing includes the entire academic block, administrative block, cafeteria, workshops area, hostel with total 1400 rooms capacity, faculty residencies, Gymnasiums, Indoor and outdoor games, parking spaces, among other facilities. The energy efficient roof top solar water heating system will also be installed at campus building.
The SDI Institute offers world-class training in industrial welding (six months residential programme), industrial electrician (six months residential programme) and computer data application course (three months non-programme).
In recent past an MoU between NBCC and Skill Institutes for Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MoSD&E) has been signed for planning, designing and construction of Indian Institute of Skills at Kanpur (UP) and other various locations for a total value of approx. Rs 400 crores. Out of which construction of IIS (Kanpur) has already been started and feasibility reports have been submitted for other institutes at Bhubaneswar (Odisha) & Bengaluru (Karnataka).
NBCC’s in house training division is responsible for organising training programmes for workers at EDC Ghitorni. At present, the company has 844 Group- ‘C’ worker level employees working in the company who can be effectively trained or upskilled for proper utilisation as per their skill requirement required to handle various jobs. This will also help in rationalisation and optimisation of resources across various sites of NBCC.