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J&K to set up two innovation, incubation centres in Jammu, Baramulla

<p id="content"> The Jammu and Kashmir  Government is establishing two Centers for Invention, Innovation, Incubation &amp; Training (CIIIT) in Jammu &amp; Kashmir in collaboration with Tata Technologies.</p>
An official statement said this is being done to strengthen industry-academia partnerships and to bring quality improvement in technical education.

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha met with a team from Tata Technologies led by Pramod Thaware, India Head, Education Initiative at the Raj Bhavan yesterday.

The two centers are being built at Government Polytechnic College, Jammu and Government Polytechnic College, Baramulla and shall be established at a cost of approximately Rs 360 crores.

The Project is aimed at bringing qualitative improvements in the field of technical education in J&amp;K. They will facilitate creating a ready pool of skilled manpower like engineers; technicians which will augment the industrial growth and in turn employment avenues in the region.

The team from Tata Technologies gave a detailed briefing on the progress at the campus for setting up nine competency centers. These centers will be useful for students from ITI, Diploma, B Tech, M Tech to enhance their skills in line with current Industry needs &amp; future Technology trends.

It was also informed that the center at Baramulla is slated to open by October 2020, while the center at Jammu is expected to be ready by November 2020..