Bosch India partners with The Art of Living to launch state-of-the-art skilling facility

November 09, 2020

Focus is on the college and high school dropouts to give them vocational, domain, soft, life and business skills.

Bengaluru – Bosch India, in partnership with The Art of Living launched a state-of-the-art skills training facility – an exclusive floor housing Bosch’s flagship skill development program – BRIDGE, and Artisan Training for Carpentry, besides a Collaboration Center to facilitate multi-stakeholder collaborations on Skill Development.

Inaugurating the Bosch-Art of Living Skill Center, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, “The coming together of companies and NGOs is vital for the society to support Government’s initatives of tackling unemployment. Bosch, which is renowned for precision, has always set a high standard for skills. Our values of enthusiasm, commitment, caring and sharing very well resonate with Bosch, leading to this CSR partnership. We are delighted to have developed this center for creating opportunities for a brighter future for our nation’s youth".

Launching the skill programs, Mr Soumitra Bhattacharya, Managing Director, Bosch Limited & President, Bosch Group, India said, “In India, CSR is not just a nice to have, but a must have. Bosch India has developed replicable skilling models like BRIDGE and Artisan Training for upskilling youth. At Bosch, we are committed to take forward skill development with clear defined timelines and outcomes for greater social impact and scale.”

BRIDGE is a three-months program (2 months of classroom and 1 month of On-the-Job Training) where youth who do not have access to higher education, learn and develop key employability, domain and soft skills, something they haven't hitherto been trained for. Over 30,000 youth have been trained and placed through 466 BRIDGE centers across India.

A state-of-the-art Artisans Training Center on Carpentry has also been inaugurated where youth will receive a nine months training, which aims to produce high-quality skilled and professionally-certified Artisans. The candidates are 10th / 12th (PUC) / ITI pass. The participants of the program are certified by BOSCH and get job prospects in Home & Office Renovation / Modern Furniture Appliances Industry.

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About The Art of Living
The Art of Living is a volunteer-based, humanitarian and educational non-governmental organization, founded in 1981 by global spiritual leader, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. With centers in more than 156 countries, The Art of Living offers several stress-elimination and self-development programs based on breathing techniques, meditation and yoga. Its areas of work also covers conflict resolution, disaster and trauma relief, poverty alleviation, empowerment of women, prisoner rehabilitation, education for all, and campaigns against female foeticide and environmental sustainability.

About Bosch in India
In India, Bosch is a leading supplier of technology and services in the areas of Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Additionally, Bosch has in India the largest development center outside Germany, for end to end engineering and technology solutions. The Bosch Group operates in India through twelve companies, viz, Bosch Limited, Bosch Chassis Systems India Private Limited, Bosch Rexroth (India) Private Limited, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited, Bosch Automotive Electronics India Private Limited, Bosch Electrical Drives India Private Limited, BSH Home Appliances Private Limited, ETAS Automotive India Private Limited, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Private Limited, Automobility Services and Solutions Private Limited, Newtech Filter India Private Limited and Mivin  Engg.Technologies Private Limited. In India, Bosch set-up its manufacturing operation in 1951, which has grown over the years to include 18 manufacturing sites, and seven development and application centers. Bosch Group in India employs over 31,000 associates and generated consolidated revenue of about ₨.21,450 crores* (2.66 billion euros) in 2018 of which ₨. 15,824 crores*(1.96 billion euros) from third party. The Group in India has close to 18,000 research and development associates. In India, Bosch Limited is the flagship company of the Bosch Group. It earned revenue of over ₨. 12,460 crores (1.54 billion euros) in 2018. Additional information can be accessed at

About Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 403,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 77.9 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 125 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 72,000 associates in research and development. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861–1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH. Additional information is available online at