IRI seeks financial support for Dr D Banerjee Centre of Excellence
The Indian Rubber Institute (IRI) in Kolkata, India seeks support from the global rubber fraternity for the Dr D Banerjee Centre of Excellence for rubber technology education, training, research, testing and skill development at JSS Science & Technology University, Mysore, India. This centre will be one of the approved training providers in India for Skill Development for the rubber sector under RSDC/NSDC, Government of India and a NABL accredited Rubber Product and Tyre Testing Centre. The centre is being constructed in the 10000 sqft area on a long lease (62 years) provided by the University to IRI. The first phase of the project will be operational from January 2019 and second phase by January 2020.
“We are appealing individuals/organisations/ society/ Universities/Institutes/raw material suppliers/ equipment suppliers to wholeheartedly support this noble cause by way of donation or adopting a laboratory/lecture hall/library cum documentation centre etc,” appeals IRI.
The construction of the 32,000 sqft building is in progress now. The estimated cost of establishing the centre is Rs 500 million (Rs. 100 million for Building, Furniture/fixtures, utilities etc. and Rs. 400 million for equipment & machinery). The centre will have an auditorium with a seating capacity of 250, training halls (three Nos.), full-fledged library cum documentation centre, different laboratories for On the job training & testing like Rubber Processing Lab (Intermixer, 2 Roll Mill, Extruder, Baby Calender, Moulding, Auto clave etc.), physical testing laboratory, Chemical testing laboratory, Analytical & Characterization laboratory, Rubber Product Failure analysis lab, Rheology Lab, Reverse Engineering facility, tyre testing lab, pilot plant for new product development.
Contributions in the form of cheque/DD/in favour of “INDIAN RUBBER INSTITUTE”, payable at Kolkata can be sent to- IRI Head Office, 169, 4th Floor, Karnani Estate, 209, A.J.C. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700017.
Bank: ICICI Bank
Branch: Kolkata R N Mukherjee Road
Address: Rasoi Court, 20, R N Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700 001
A/C NO: 000601056957
RTGS/NEFT/ IFS CODE : ICIC0000006
Swift Code: ICICINBB006
The IRI is a non-profit organization involved in the education of Rubber Industry Operatives and Professionals for several decades. It also conducts regular courses and has instituted Diploma (DIRI) and Post Graduate Diploma (PGD-IRI) courses for upgrading knowledge of people associated with Rubber & Allied industry while working. The examinations are conducted at eight branches all over India. The Controller of Examination is Rubber Technology Centre, IIT Kharagpur. More than 3000 qualified rubber technologists were provided to Indian Tyre and Rubber Industries by IRI since its inception.