Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction

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Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction
Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction-Kollam, Mar 2016.jpg
Type Public educational institution
Director P. N. C. Menon
Students 2000 students (Expecting)
Location Kollam, Kerala, India
Campus Suburban, 9.02 acres
Website www.iiic.ac.in

The Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction Kollam or IIIC-Kollam is a technical institute currently under construction at Chavara in Kollam, Kerala. The initiative has been undertaken by the Government of Kerala with the support of the Government of India, the academy will comes under the Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) to support the skill development programmes for migrant workers from North India.[1]

History[edit]

The construction academy was first proposed by the LDF ministry during 2008, they started the background works for the academy and named the project as Kerala Construction Academy, proposed at Chathannoor in Kollam district. When UDF came into power, they have shifted the project from Chathannoor to Chavara and renamed as Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction.[2]

Campus[edit]

The institute is being built on a 9.02 acres (36,500 m2) campus along the NH-66, near Chavara in Kollam Metropolitan Area. KASE has developed a Master Plan and detailed design for the campus with 235,100 square feet (21,800 m2) of facilities including an administrative block, training block, canteen and substation. Foundation stone was laid by the Chief Minister of Kerala Mr. Oommen Chandy on 15 March 2013.[3]

Significance[edit]

Kerala state depends on migrant workers for the various jobs needed. The dependence on Migrant labourers in Keralais found mainly in the field of construction, the city of Kollam and other places like Punalur, Paravur in Kollam district, Perumbavoor, Thrissur etc are slowly becoming overwhelmed with a number of migrants from North India.[4][5][6] So an institute for developing the unskilled domestic labours as well as migrant labourers has become an essential need in Kerala, the main aim behind this institute is to train masons to upgrade their skills and get a certification from the Britain-based organisation City and Guilds.[7]

Project details of IIIC-Kollam[edit]

  • Total area - 9.02 acre
  • Total built up space - 235102 square feet
  • Blocks - Administrative Block, Training block, Canteen, Substation etc.
  • Total estimated project cost - Rs. 100 Crores

Facilities[edit]

  • Eco-friendly campus with the usage of bio-degradable materials.
  • Plastic free campus from the inception itself.
  • LED-based street and external lighting systems using photovoltaics
  • 30% of the cooking gas requirements are satisfied through bio-gas plants
  • Rain water harvesting systems are installed to save water from wastage
  • Residential campus with modern and homely hostels
  • Sewage treatment plant
  • Classrooms with multimedia facilities
  • Canteen
  • Wi-Fi enabled campus
  • Central Library
  • Language Lab
  • Transportation facility
  • Emergency medical care.
  • Bank Counter & ATM
  • Guest House.
  • Staff Quarters[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "States-Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship". Government of India. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Academy for construction workers on the cards". TNIE. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC)". KASE. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "With migrant workers, Hindi settles down among Kerala locals". The Indian Express. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Safety Cards Issued to Migrant Labourers". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Migrant workers in Kerala travel over 3,000 km to vote". Business Line. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "Kerala's infrastructure and construction institute to train masons to become engineers". Economic Times. Retrieved 16 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Setting up and operation of Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction(IIIC) at Chavara, Kollam" (PDF). Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence. Retrieved 16 July 2015.