Defence Minister inaugurated HAL-IISc skill development centre in Karnataka


  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre (SDC) established at the Indian Institute of Science's Challakere campus in Chitradurga district, Karnataka through a video conference on 13 August 2020. 
  • The SDC proves the synergistic collaboration between HAL and IISc.
HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre: A Fact File
  • The centre is aimed to impart skills to various beneficiaries ranging from local community members to high-end engineering professionals to usher true 'Make-in-India'.
  • SDC will create a large pool of trained personnel to address the vital skill development gaps in India, which is crucial for economic growth and self-sufficiency.
  • The IISc proposed the plan about SDC to HAL in 2016. 
  • HAL agreed to support and fund and support the initiative under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme. 
  • The estimated outlay of Rs.73.7 crore was signed on March 28, 2016. 
  • The construction for the centre began on October 27, 2016. 
  • The SDC is located on 1,500 acres of land provided by the State Government of Karnataka.