About Us

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Since its inception in 1987,Kuttukaran Institute for Human Resource and Development imparts academic excellence through the model called work integration learning .Courses are facilitated by various dealers including Popular Vehicles and Services , a group member of this institute. This Institute flourished with a vision of “ An Endeavour to Bring Out The Excellence in Individuals” under  enabled leadership of  Shri John K Paul and Shri Naveen Philip. Verticals of the Institute are broadly classified into two categories, called Vocational Education and Skill Enhancement:

Vocational Education:  Vocational degrees of 3 years accredited by UGC and 2 year certificate program in Engineering under Directorate of Technical Education, Kerala. These courses facilitate the students to take up higher degrees and jobs. We offer these courses under the banner of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS-SVE) and Kerala Government Certificate Examination in engineering(KGCE-DTE) for the streams of Automobile, Mechanical Electrical, Refrigeration & Air conditioning and Travel & Tourism.

Skill enhancement programmes are the highlights of the institute and the courses offered under this category: 49 days  certified programme of TISS, one year Diploma in Auto Diagnosis & Repair, Service advisor programmes for a period of 60 days designed by Industry Experts, eight months Advanced Automobile Training programme sponsored by Backwars Classes Development Department(BCDD), One year Automobile technician programmes offered for Scheduled Caste/Tribes (SC/ST) under the sponsorship of  respective departments Government of Kerala.

KIHRD is a Training partner for National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC), Training centre of Automotive  skill development council (ASDC), Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP), National urban livelihood mission (NULM) for the courses of Engine repair technician and service technician level 4.

Being a training wing for Popular vehicle and services, KIHRD offers training with the motto of attracting, recruiting, training young Indians in technical, soft and leadership skills to scale up into supervisory and managerial positions. The courses offered under this are Mechanic Trainee, Painter technician, Tinkering, PRO ,Body Shop and PDI technician certification courses for the roles of Technicians, Painters, Denters, PRO’s and PDI’s. Training model operates on Lead self, team, and business. Training centers are located at Trivandrum, Kochi, Calicut, Thrissur and Chennai.

KIHRD, gained laurels as best hub partner from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, best Performer by Additional skill acquisition programme for the domain of automobile servicing. KIHRD Thrissur has awarded best performer by NULM.

Kuttukaran Institute offers academic teaching wherein Popular vehicle and services supports On – Job training, Internship and Industry experts in framing need based curriculum. These two group members with different entities set a live example of Industry – Institute blend journeys ahead for imparting employable skills.