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|Type||Public educational institution|
|Established||23 July 2018|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr T.P. Sethumadhavan|
|Director||P. N. C. Menon|
|Students||2000 students (Expecting)|
|Campus||Suburban, 9.02 acres|
The Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction Kollam or IIIC-Kollam is a public institute of international standard situated 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 is coming under the Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE) to support the skill development programmes for construction related occupations
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.
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.
During the initial phase, there will be three technician and managerial level courses along with a course in supervisory level. There will be an advanced certificate programme also in plumbing engineering. Candidates with SSLC, Plus Two, ITI, diploma, degree and B.Tech qualification can join for the courses.
Kerala state depends on migrant workers for the various jobs needed. The dependence on Migrant labourers in Kerala is 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. 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.
The flagship project of KASE is the Centre of Excellence in Construction and Infrastructure by the name Indian Institute of Infrastructure and Construction (IIIC). Established in a 9 acre state-of the-art campus at Chavara, Kollam District, Kerala, the objectives of IIIC are broadly to:
In May 2018, The Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence(KASE) decide to partner with The Uralungal Labour Contract Society Ltd(ULCCS) to collaborate in courses offered at IIIC-Kollam under KASE. An MoU in this regard is signed on 30 May in the presence of Labour and Excise Minister for Kerala, T. P. Ramakrishnan.