Training Institutions

Training Institutions Set up in MYANMAR with INDIAN Assistance

The Government of India has also been involved in setting up four training institutions in Myanmar in collaboration with local partners. The institutions are:

Myanmar-India Entrepreneurship Development Centre(MIEDC):The Centre established in the year 2009 (February) has been set up with the technical assistance of EDII, Ahmedabad and financial support from Government of India in the year 2009(February) and functions under the administrative control of the Yangon Institute of Economics. Main training programmes offered are the New Enterprise Creation, Performance Improvement Programmes, Corporate Development Programme and Training of Trainers and Teachers. As on December 2012, 5115 participants benefitted through various activities of MIEDC, out of this 3251 participants attended MIEDC training programmes.

Myanmar-India Centre for English Language Training (MICELT):The centre set up in the year 2009(November) with technical assistance from the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad  and financial support from Government of India is functioning under the administrative control of the University of Foreign Languages, Yangon. It provides training in proficiency of English language, Official and Business Communications. It has run courses in INSET teacher training programmes at the certificate level and test prep programme for students appearing for IELTS. As of date, more than 400 students have been trained at this centre.

India-Myanmar Centre for Enhancement of IT Skills (IMCELTS):The centre set up in the year 2008(October) with the help of C-DAC, Pune and  financial support from Government of India is functioning under the administrative control of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt of Myanmar. The Centre provides training in courses of Java programming, MS.NET programming and wireless and Mobile computing. So far, 1400 students have been trained at this centre.

India -Myanmar Industrial Training Centre, Pakkoku:The centre has been set up by HMT (I) Ltd. and financial support from Government of India and  with the support from the Ministry of Industry, Myanmar Government to develop skilled labour for Myanmar’s budding industrial sector. From July 2010, trainings offered by the centre are machinists-turners, machinists-millers, CNC machinists, industrial electricians, electronics mechanics, heat treatment workers, automobile mechanics, sheet metal and welding workers and TIG/MIG welding workers. So far, 409 persons have been trained at the centre.

India-Myanmar Industrial Training Centre, Myingyan:A similar Center is set up at Myingyan with financial assistance from Government of India and Tech. assistance from HMT(I) Ltd.

Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

The ICCR on behalf of Government of India offers scholarships and fellowships to the participants wishing to study in India in various disciplines such as Under Graduate courses (BA/ B.Sc/ B.Com/ BBM/ BCA/ BBA/ B.Tech) and Post Graduate courses (Master Degree in Arts, Commerce, Science, Management, Computer Application. M.E/M.Tech), Research work/courses (M.Phil/ Ph.D/ D.Lit) and non-formal courses like religion, classical music, dance and crafts etc. Various scholarships offered by the ICCR are as under:

(i)General Cultural Scholarship Scheme (GCSS):For Under Graduate & Post Graduate studies in Science, Humanities and also Research work.
(ii) Mekong Ganga Cultural Scholarship Scheme (MGCSS):For Under Graduate & Post Graduate studies in Science, Humanities and also Research work.
(iii) Ayush Scholarship to BIMSTEC member countries:

The ICCR offers 15 scholarships slots to meritorious nationals of BIMSTEC member countries every year to pursue Under Graduate/Post Graduate/Ph.D course in Indian Traditional Systems of Medicine, i.e. Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homoepathy under this scheme.

(iv) Fellowship for Buddhist studies

Special Course for Diplomats from ASEAN countries

The Foreign Service Institute of Ministry of External Affairs offers four weeks intensive Special Course for diplomats from ASEAN countries. Each of the ten ASEAN member countries is allotted five slots for the training. The embassy has been utilizing all five slots.

Training Slots Utilization

Table showing allotment and utilization of slots of Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and Technical Cooperation Scheme(TCS) including schloarships offered by ICCR are as follows:

Year

ITEC

TCS COLOMBO PLAN

ICCR (GCSS,MGCSS.Ayush)

Total (Civilian only)

A

U

A

U

A

U

A

U

2000-2001

50

48

42

42

10

06

102

96

2001-2002

50

47

49

49

10

06

109

102

2002-2003

51

48

44

44

10

07

105

99

2003-2004

72

65

52

49

10

07

134

121

2004-2005

130

125

42

42

10

01

182

168

2005-2006

100

89

42

42

10

01

152

132

2006-2007

100

99

42

20

10

-

152

119

2007-2008

100

56

50

50

10

-

160

106

2008-2009

105

80

55

55

10

-

170

135

2009-2010

140

144

68

67

10

2

208

213

2010-2011

140

145

70

45

10

1

220

191

2011-2012

185

180

75

48

20

06

280

234

2012-2013
(till Jan 2013)
425 260 75 114 35 14 535 388

INDIA – MYANMAR HRD COOPERATION

The Government of India is implementing the Human Resource Development (HRD) cooperation with Myanmar under different schemes such as Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme, Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) of Colombo Plan and various scholarships offered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Special Course for ASEAN Diplomats. The areas of training range from courses in English language, Information Technology, Computer Application to Agriculture, Remote Sensing, Industries, Urban Development, Parliamentary Studies, Mass Communication, Management, SME/Rural Development, Specialized Courses, Technical Courses, Environment and Renewable Energy Courses and other related areas. In addition, the HRD Wing has also been arranging training in Hindi language for students of Indian origin. Most of these schemes include to and fro air fare, living allowance, book allowance and free study tours.

The HRD Cooperation Programme was launched in Myanmar in 1996 and details of scholarships offered are as under:

2. The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) of Colombo Plan have been very popular programmes and a large number of participants from different ministries of Myanmar Government attended various courses offered under these two scholarships. Over 48 institutes from both government and private sectors offer a choice of more than 200 courses (short & long term). Slots allotted to Myanmar under ITEC have increased from 30 in 1999-2000 to 430 in the year 2012-13 and under TCS of Colombo plan from 45 in 1995-96 to 70 in the year 2012-13.

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