Toyota Kirloskar Motor Launches 66th (T-TEP)

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has unveiled the 66th Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP) facility alongside the STAR (Scholarship Program for Technical Education and Recognition) initiative at The Government Polytechnic, Bareilly

In alignment with its commitment to the ‘Skill India’ mission, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) has unveiled the 66th Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP) facility alongside the STAR (Scholarship Program for Technical Education and Recognition) initiative at The Government Polytechnic, Bareilly. This launch aims to enhance the skills of students, particularly those from rural areas, and improve their employability through Toyota’s unique training programs.

Elevating Skill Development in India

The launch event was attended by notable figures including Mr. D C Verma, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Government of Uttar Pradesh, the Principal of Government Polytechnic Bareilly Mr. Narendra Kumar, Director of Commercial Toyota Mr. Shivam Gupta, and senior management from TKM. These initiatives reinforce TKM’s dedication to supporting the local manufacturing ecosystem and empowering communities through robust skill development programs.

The Toyota Technical Education Program (T-TEP)

T-TEP is a comprehensive, year-long program designed to provide final-year ITI/Diploma students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Key features of the program include:

On-the-Job Training (OJT): Students gain hands-on experience at Toyota dealerships.
Specialized Training: Lead trainers receive advanced training from Toyota.
Industry-Relevant Curriculum: The curriculum is aligned with the latest technologies and needs of the Indian automotive industry.
To date, T-TEP has trained over 13,000 students, with more than 70% securing employment in various automotive companies and dealerships across India.

The STAR Scholarship Program

Launched last year, the STAR program aims to support economically challenged students in pursuing technical studies. Eligible students can receive scholarships of up to Rs 51,000 per year which is set to benefit students across 11 states and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, promoting inclusive education and social upliftment.

Commitment to Community and Industry

Mr. D C Verma praised TKM’s efforts, stating, “We applaud TKM’s commitment to empowering our youth with necessary skills to thrive in today’s competitive job market. Initiatives like T-TEP align perfectly with our mission to enhance employability and drive economic growth, particularly benefiting students from rural and economically challenged backgrounds.”

Mr. Vikram Gulati, Country Head and Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Governance at TKM, emphasized the transformative power of technical training. The STAR program is designed to empower deserving students by providing scholarships and essential skills for a successful career in the automotive sector.

A Significant Partnership

Mr. Narendra Kumar, Principal of Government Polytechnic Bareilly, highlighted the importance of this collaboration: “The comprehensive training and scholarship support provided by TKM will empower our students to achieve their career aspirations. This exposure will benefit the students by enhancing their technical expertise and employability.

Mr. Shivam Gupta, Director of Commercial Toyota, expressed excitement about the program’s potential: “The Toyota Technical Education Program provides students with a cutting-edge curriculum covering automobile fundamentals, advanced technologies, Toyota’s core values, and essential soft skills. This comprehensive program boosts their employability, paving the way for a brighter future for the youth in our region.”

Investment in Infrastructure and Training

In collaboration with its dealer partner, TKM has invested over Rs 1.5 million to enhance infrastructure, develop e-learning content, and provide engines, transmissions, practice kits, and faculty training through its unique Train-The-Trainer approach. This investment ensures that students receive world-class training aligned with the latest industry standards.


Since its inception in 2006, T-TEP has continually evolved to meet the changing demands of the automotive industry, significantly contributing to the ‘Skill India’ mission. Through initiatives like T-TEP and the STAR program, TKM remains dedicated to nurturing talent, enabling students to reach their full potential, and contributing to the growth of both the automotive industry and the nation.

Overview of TKM

Equity Participation: Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) – 89%, Kirloskar Systems Limited (India) – 11%
Number of Employees: Approx. 6,000
Land Area: Approx. 432 acres
Building Area: 74,000 m²
Total Installed Production Capacity: Up to 342,000 units

Overview of TKM 1st Plant
Established: October 1997 (production started in December 1999)
Location: Bidadi
Products: Innova HyCross, Innova Crysta, Fortuner, Legender
Installed Production Capacity: Up to 132,000 units

Overview of TKM 2nd Plant
Start of Production: December 2010
Location: Bidadi
Products: Camry Hybrid, Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Hilux
Installed Production Capacity: Up to 210,000 units
By launching the 66th T-TEP facility and STAR Scholarship Program, Toyota Kirloskar Motor continues to lead in skill development, empowering the next generation of automotive professionals and supporting India’s economic growth.