Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Honourable Chief Minister of Assam, paid a visit to the SKF Automobile Skill Development Center at Kaziranga University on 02 December 2019. He was received at the center by Shri Basant Khetan, Pro-Chancellor, Dr PK Mishra, Vice Chancellor, Ms Rainy Khetan, Director, faculty, and students of the University as well as trainers belonging to Sambhav Foundation and trainees of the center. Dr PG Ramesh, Dean (Centers of Excellence & Skill Development), explained the range and benefits of the training equipment in the centre which is one among the five such centers in India and the only one in the eastern part of the country. In the very first year of inception, about 300 youth have been/are being trained and a large number of them have been successfully placed in various automobile workshops. The Chief Minister evinced keen interest in the training equipment, methodology, achievements and entrepreneurship opportunities. Kaziranga University, in pursuit of its commitment to skill development, set up a ‘state-of-the-art’ Center in December 2018 in association with the renowned industrial house, M/s SKF India Ltd. for the training of underprivileged youth from the region in automobile service sector. The center also serves as a valuable asset for the university in providing practical exposure to the students of Mechanical Engineering degree programmes.