The Central Staff Training and Research Institute (CSTARI) was established in the year 1968 by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment, DGE&T in collaboration with the Govt. of the Federal Republic of Germany. CSTARI is a premier institute with a sprawling campus of approximately 16 acres located in the biggest IT hub of eastern part of the country at Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata. From April 2015 CSTARI is under Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
The various operational activities are executed by two different wings – namely Research and Training, and spread across Crafts Man training, Craft Instructor training, Modular Employable Skills & CoE.
Activities of Research Wing are:
To conduct skill analysis and prognosis for the purpose of identifying occupational profiles for the existing and future vocations/ trades in which training could be imparted.
Based on such analysis, i) to design and develop trade curricula for the various trades, ii) to organize suitable training programmes in institutes/ industries.
Conduct study and analysis for the development of appropriate methods, techniques, procedure and systems related to the Vocational Training.
Develop curricula as per outcome based format and align the same with National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) for different flagship schemes of DGT viz., CTS, ATS & CITS and revise the same on continuous basis.
Activities of Training Wing are:
To build capacity of stake holders engaged in delivery of skill training.
Conduct Training on Pedagogy for Instructors of ITI and other vocational training institutes.
Conduct Training on NSQF for better implementation of outcome based curricula. The training wing of CSTARI is entrusted with the responsibility to conduct NSQF training for Master Trainers of NSTIs across the country and also “Induction Training Programme” for newly inducted ISDS cadre officials recruited through Indian Engineering Services.
For more information kindly refer http://www.cstaricalcutta.gov.in/.