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Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, has launched an ambitious scheme entitled "Integrated Skill Development Scheme for the Textile and Apparel sector including Jute and Handicrafts" to address the trained manpower needs of the Textile and related segments. Several geographically located centres within the country have been identified for organizing the skill development programs in a mission mode. SASMIRA is identified as one of the centres to cater to the needs of training in Textile Technology, Fashion Technology, Apparel Merchandising, Export and Import, CAD and Weaving. The main objective of the scheme is the upgradation of skill development of labourers to fetch increments, self employment, incentives, etc. This will ultimately helps in livelihood of the trainees. Training would be at various levels viz., managerial, technical and operator level. The programmes would be devised for the already existing manpower to upgrade their skill. Also the new recruits will be trained to serve the needs.

Course structure is tailor made to meet the demand for skilled manpower in the fields of Textile Technology, Fashion Technology, Apparel Merchandising, Export & Import, CAD and also for power loom units in the catchment area of the Powerloom Service Center (PSCs) at Bhiwandi.

In all there are fourteen courses out of which 11 would be conducted at SASMIRA, Mumbai and 3 would be conducted at PSC, Bhiwandi.
The Training / Skill Development Programs would be conducted at The Synthetic & Art Silk Mills' Research Association (SASMIRA) and its Powerloom Service Centers (PSC) at Bhiwandi.

SASMIRA is centrally located in Worli Mumbai & is easily accessible to all and also connected to small talukas and villages with good roads and infrastructure facility.

SASMIRA also has it Power loom Service Centers (PSC) at Bhiwandi. This is located in the prime center where majority are unskilled laborers and undergraduates. Three courses viz. certificate course for weavers, sewing machine operators and short term courses for weaving will be conducted at this location.
  State Of The Art Training Facilities
SASMIRA is well equipped with state-of-the-art training facilities such as world-class library, class classrooms, conference rooms etc. Well equipped computer lab and Conducive atmosphere for all-round development of the students.
  Medium Of Training
Medium of training is English. However the trainers from different centers are well versed and acquainted with native language.
  Evaluation & Monitoring
SASMIRA R&D staffs as well as the Teaching staff are well qualified and well acquainted with the areas of Textiles and related industries. SASMIRA's Institute of Man-made Textiles is imparting technical education to the technicians in textile industry. SASMIRA is recognized by AICTE, Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) & Maharashtra State Board of Vocational Education (MSBVE) as well as Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra.
  Placement Facility
Post training the candidates would be referred back to the Industry association for suitable placements. Independent placement would also be suitably provided. The up gradation of skill development will help the individuals to fetch increments, self employment, incentives etc. This will ultimately helps in livelihood of the trainees.
  Who Can Apply?
As is evident from various surveys conducted on the growth of textiles in India, it is the fastest growing field. However, the only impediment in this so far is the lack of skilled manpower to use the technology to Indian benefit. The training program will bridge this gap and the curriculum and methodology of training will bring about radical changes in the trainee for appropriate application in the different areas of growth of textiles viz., manufacturing, marketing, services, entrepreneurship etc.
  General Eligibility Criteria
1. The training admission eligibility criteria would be in consultation with industry associations according to the occupational skill standards of the trainees.
2. The unskilled labors who are already into textile but do not have enough knowledge about the textile field would be preferred.
3. S.S.C / H.S.C / Graduation / Diploma to all the Institutes across the country.
4. Individuals who are already skilled and want to upgrade their skills.
5. Individuals desirous of being getting trained as a Trainer would need minimum qualification of Graduation in Textiles with experience in the field of textiles / Researchers/Academic.
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