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SNTI

Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute

Shavak Nanavati Technical Institute (SNTI), the erstwhile "Jamshedpur Technical Institute" (JTI) was established in 1921, with the inspiration of the Founder “Let the Indians learn to do things by themselves”. Today SNTI, an integral part of the Human Resource Division of Tata Steel, has rendered commendable service in nation building through the development of technical manpower, not only for Tata Steel but, for many other Tata organisations, private and public sector Steel Plants and manufacturing industries.

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SNTI designs and delivers customized training programme by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)  at SNTI or at client's premises.

The programmes are -

i. Pre employment training : Training for the cadres at various levels like Management Trainees (MTs), Junior Engineer Trainees (JETs), Trade Apprentice (TA) Trainees and other new joinees.

ii. Post employment training (Day) : Training for those who are already working in Tata Steel and are nominated by respective departments for knowledge and skill development in their respective work areas. Such training programmes are planned annually, based on requirement of the respective departments. The employees are released from the departments for this purpose.

‘Thrust Area’ training programmes are also conducted with a focus on specific topics or requirement as indicated by the departments. Some growth related competency development programmes are also organized under this category.

iii. Post employment training (Evening) : This training is imparted to the supervisory/ associate category of employees basically for their competency development and qualification enhancement. Such programmes are conducted off-duty hours on original and repeat basis at the employees’ own time.

iv. External training : Keeping in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in reaching out to the community at large in and arround our operating areas, SNTI offers many programmes  –
* Vocational training - for Engg. students through guided project work
* Industrial/ Plant visits – for Technical Institutes and other industries
* Customised programmes for other organizations.

Awards and Recognition : Over the years SNTI has been conferred with several awards 




  • S. Vishwanathan Quality Award – 1996
  • Joint Works Quality Committee Certificate : 1996-97
  • J.N. Tata Total Quality Award Certificate of commendation : 1996-97
  • ISO – 9001 Certification :1997
  • For 5S and House-keeping : 1997-98 
  • National Award for Innovation Training Practices – 2007-08
  • Best National Training Establishment : 4 times + 1 (2007)
  • Best National Training Establishment in CII Competition : 3 times + 5 (2002,5,14,15,16)
  • Best Regional Training Establishment : 14 times + 5 (2004,5,7,9,11)
  • World Championship (7th Virtual Steel Making Challenge) organised by World Steel Association at Brussels.
  • Golden Peacock National Training Award 2014
  • BML Munjal Award 2014 for Business Excellence through Learning and Development
  • Best Established Award during 26th CII National Workskills Competition held in February 2014
  • The Quality Circle Granthalaya from Information Services Department won the  3rd position in Apex level JQQC-14 and CII 27th QC Circle Convention, Jharkhand State level
  • Assocham Skilling India Award 2015 in recognition of outstanding contribution under category of Best Private Organisation – Training Programme
  • 2nd position in Suggestion Management in FY’15 (among depts. having MOR less than 100)
  • Best ever performance by winning 41 prizes, out of total 58 nos. in 27th CII Eastern Regional Workskill Competition 2015
  • Bagged the first prize in the Operations & Production category as well as the first and second prizes in the Repairs & Maintenance category during the 13th,14th and 15th National Supervisory Skills Competition organised by CII at Kolkata
  • Best Established Award during 27th CII National Workskills Competition held in February 2014
  • Assocham Skilling India Award 2016 in Best Large Scale Private Organisation – Training Programme
  • BML Munjal Award 2016 in Sustained Excellence Category under Business Excellence through Learning and Development
  • Best Established Award during 28th CII National Workskills Competition