Rs 10 crore granted to VJTI, Mumbai under NTTM

Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), one of the premiere institutes in our country, has received Rs 10 crore under the National Technical Textiles Mission (NTTM). These funds of Rs 9.5 crore will be utilised by the institute for the upgradation of machineries and equipment, and the rest Rs 50 lakhs will be used for the training purpose. NTTM is a one-of-a-kind initiative drawn by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to support the technical textiles industry.

This achievement was celebrated by the Textile Department of VJTI. The department organised an event and invited various industry stalwarts and aspiring technical textile professionals. Dr Neha Mehra, Convener of the event gave a brief on what NTTM is and how this fund will enable the department to cater more efficiently towards training the skilled human resource for the technical textile sector.

The event saw the attendance of Roop Rashi, Textile Commissioner and Ketan Shanghvi, Hon. Treasurer, ITME Society as the Guest of Honour. Shanghvi congratulated the institute for the achievement and was quoted saying that “Technical textiles is the fastest growing segment today. The growth in the traditional sector is limited due to saturation in the industry, but the technical textiles sector, due to its advancement, has humongous scope.”

Roop Rashi further encouraged the students present at the event and suggested the institute to avail more financial benefits from the government as well as other financial bodies.

Earlier, Rajeev Saxena, Joint Secretary as Mission Coordinator, NTTM, had explained how they are giving utmost importance to education, training and skill development of aspiring professionals and how they introduced major schemes. Saxena was quoted saying “We launched a scheme and invited applications from various universities and colleges. After receiving 37 applications, we will provide funding to selected institutions to establish laboratories and provide training to teachers for implementing these courses at UG and PG levels.”




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