National Skill Training Institute-Kanpur is a prestigious Institute in the Northern Region functioning with the objective of meeting the training demands of Industries/Institutions in the country. The campus of the Institute is having well equipped Workshop, Laboratories, Administrative Building, Audio Visual Section, Library, Trainees’ Hostel, Dispensary, Staff quarters etc.
In the context of rapid industrial expansion in the country, it became necessary that knowledge and skill of existing workmen were updated and upgraded, so that the trained manpower may be utilized in upcoming and Advanced skilled areas with competence and confidence. With the objective to meet with the growing demand of highly skilled technician, the Government of India Ministry of Labour, with the assistance of UNDP/ILO introduced the scheme of "Advanced Vocational Training System" in the year 1978. Accordingly, with the introduction of this Scheme, the CTI was upgraded/developed to National Skill Training Institute (NSTI).
Since eighties, Industrial development/expansion has been faster than before. Computers, NC/CNC machines, Electro Hydraulic & Electro Pneumatic Controls, Robotics, Microprocessors etc. have been adopted by most of the industries. In order to meet with the training needs arisen due to introduction and application of sophisticated technology in the production process, it became necessary to further develop and expand the existing AVTS. Accordingly, Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment introduced scheme for training in the highly Advanced skill areas of NC/CNC, Electronics Maintenance System, etc. with the assistance of UNDP/ILO/World Bank. Necessary infra structural facilities were created and courses started.
Keeping in pace with the rapid growth of industrialization and use of sophisticated technology all over the world, NSTI, Kanpur, subsequently upgraded its training activities to match the industrial requirement and accordingly Hi-Tech CNC, Control Technology and PLC were introduced during the year 2000 to 2003.
Presently Hi-Tech CNC is equipped with CNC Horizontal and Vertical Machine Centre (HMC 500 and VMC 500) with Sinumerik 840 D and Fanuc OM Control. Control Technology provides Hydraulic and pneumatic Control System with PLC of Festo Controls, Simulation of Hydraulic and pneumatic Control Circuit is also available.
PLC Laboratory under the Advanced Electronics Section is equipped with GE-Fanuc PLC System with training modules of "V.I. Micro System, Chennai" for simulation of Traffic Lights, Bottling Plant, DC Motor Control etc.