Technology Centres System Programme ( TCSPs)
Under Technology Centre Systems Programme (TCSP) of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India have established 18 Technology Centres (TCs) earlier known as Tool Rooms (10 Nos) and Technology Development Centres (8 Nos) spread across the country. TCSP has been conceptualized taking into consideration the multiple layers of challenges faced by MSMEs in India and its objective is to ultimately help in improving the competitiveness of the MSMEs. The Technology Centres’ primary focus is to support industries particularly MSMEs in the country through:
- Access to advanced manufacturing technologies
- Skilling manpower by offering opportunities for technical skill development to the youth at varying levels ranging from school dropouts to graduate engineers and,
- Providing technical and business advisory support to MSME entrepreneurs
The National SC/ST Hub will work in collaboration with the TCSPs so that the SC/ST entrepreneurs can leverage the access to advanced technology, skill development opportunities and the technical and business inputs provided by them to develop their enterprise and move up in the supply/value chain.