About the School
With the advent of technology and availability of materials locally, buildings in
India have started having extensive amount of glazing-either in the form of façade
glazing or in the form of windows. The private and Government infrastructure is
also witnessing major growth in all parts of the country in which structural glazing
plays a vital part of it.
However, while the Building Façade industry has grown very fast, there are gaps
in skills in the glass façade and glass processing which has led to poor quality
of workmanship, delayed completion and additional costs arising from rework. Also
the more complex site operations are installation of facades and façade elements
require a range of skills and knowledge that are not yet been recognized as specific
skill or trade.
The installation and Glass processing have emerged as one of the important areas
of employment in Gujarat. Gujarat is facing acute shortage of Skill required for
glass façade fabrication and installation Technology.
- Empowerment of youth by providing specific skill set
- Promoting "Make in India" initiative
- Fostering research activates in Green Building Technology and Affordable Housing
- To be as Industry - professional - Academia interface
In order to develop need based skilled manpower in the emerging sector of glass
facade, fenestration and glass processing industry,Gujarat technological University,
in association with the Glass Academy, has started School of Glass Processing Technologies
to impart glass facade, fenestration & processing skills to the students of Civil
& Mechanical Engineering and School Dropout in the GTU Premises.These trained students
would be indus- try responsive and readily employable in the industry.