|• Official||Malayalam, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Nearest city||Kollam City (13 km)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Kollam|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Kundara|
Perinad is a fast-growing village at the outskirts of Kollam city. The Perinad panchayath office is about 13 km away from Kollam City center and 27 km away from Paravur Town. The important towns in the Panchayath are Cherumoodu, Vellimon and Chemmakadu. The panchayath office is located at Chemmakadu. The panchayat is witnessing a flurry of developmental activities with the advent of technical and educational institutions like the Fashion Technology Institute, Kerala Institute of Management, the Technolodge Rural IT park, and the Perumon Co-operative Engineering college are some of them apart from the private sector educational institutions.
1. Kerala Fashion Technology Institute, Vellimon - 14.5 km from Kollam City
2. Perinad Techno Lodge (Rural IT Park), Cherumoodu - 13 km away from Kollam City
3. Kerala Institute of Management, Chemmakadu - 12 km away from Kollam City
4. College of Engineering, Perumon - 13 km away from Kollam City
5. Perinad Railway Station - 9 km away from Kollam city (Rail distance)
6. Kollam Techno Park, Mulavana, Kundara - 5 km away from Cherumoodu and 18 km away from Kollam city
7. Laxmi Starch Factory, Vellimon - 15 km from Kollam City
A Techno-lodge is a small Information Technology park established by Government of Kerala in a small town or a village in Kerala. Techno-lodges constitute the third tier of the IT infrastructure in Kerala. The Government has set up two such parks in Perinad and Kadakkal Grama Panchayats in Kollam District.
The objective of the Techno-lodges scheme is to encourage IT-enabled Services and Business Process Outsourcing companies to operate from low cost rural centres and thereby to create employment in rural areas. The Techno-Lodge centres are set up in old unused government buildings, buildings belonging to government organizations, panchayaths or other local bodies.
India's growth in the IT sector, especially in the ITeS and the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) has been largely driven by availability of low cost skilled manpower, huge English speaking population and appropriate infrastructure. With the BPO industry flourishing in India, more and more companies began establishing their opetations in metropolitan cities to capitalize on available human resource talent and physical infrastructure. But the prodigious expansion of BPO companies in select metropolitan cities has caused intense pressure on available human resource in these areas as well as physical infrastructure which has led to shooting up of costs for manpower as well as infrastructure.
Due to these factors some IT, ITeS and BPO companies are now looking at smaller towns and villages. The low cost of operations and lower employee attrition levels are the key benefits that these companies derive from their rural operations. In order to provide an impetus to this advantage, Government have decided to set up Rural IT centres namely Tehno-Lodge Scheme, typically advantageous to IT companies which are looking for reducing operational costs. This scheme of Techno-Lodge envisages developing a small building which has a capacity of seating about 25 employees for IT, ITeS and BPO operations.
The main objective of this scheme is to encourage ITeS and BPO companies to operate from low cost rural centres and thereby to create employment in rural areas. The Techno-Lodge centres will be set up in old unused government buildings, buildings belonging to government organizations, panchayaths or other local bodies. Preference shall be given to panchayaths, who provide their existing buildings/ community halls free of cost for the scheme.
Kerala State IT Infrastructure Limited (KSITIL) will be the main implementing agency for this scheme. Proposals have been received for the setting ip of rural IT Parks / Technolodges in small towns and Rural Panchayats wherever unutilized land/ buildings are available with Government / Local bodies. Some IT companies have expressed interest in migrating to rural areas to reduce their operational costs. Technologies can be set up in small towns and rural Panchayats inbuildings with a built up area of about 10,000 sq ft (930 m2). or land measuring at least 1-acre (4,000 m2). This Scheme will provide employment to rural youth, taking IT to smaller towns and cities and making use of utilized Government / local bodies buildings etc.
Government have examined the matter in detail and are pleased to accord in principle sanction to Kerala State Information Technology Infrastructure Limited (KSITIL) for setting up rural IT Park / Techno lodges in small towns and rural panchayats wherever unutilized land / buildings are available with Government / Local bodies at free of cost. These lands / buildings will be jointly identified by Revenue and IT Departments. The value of land / buildings shall be treated as share capital contribution of Government in the equity of the KSITI Limited and the value of land/ building will be fixed by Government in consultation with the District Collector concerned.
The Centre for Continuing Education Kerala, as part of its key objective on employability enhancement of the youth of the State proposed to offer courses in the field of Fashion Technology, with the technical support of the NIFT by establishing the Institute of Fashion Technology Kerala [IFTK] at Vellimon, Perinad, Kundara in Kollam District. The Perinad Grama Panchayat has transferred a land area of 1.05 acres (4,200 m2) for establishing the Institute.
Association with NIFT
National Institute of Fashion Technology was set up in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It has emerged as the premier Institute of Design, Management and Technology, developing professionals for taking up leadership positions in fashion business in the emerging global scenario.
The Institute is a pioneer in envisioning and evolving fashion business education in the country through a network of professionally managed centres at New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Kannur.
NIFT has set academic standards and excelled in thought leadership by providing a pool of creative genius and technically competent professionals. The institute provides a common platform for fashion education, research and training.
NIFT will technically support CCEK in:
i) Curriculum Design, semester planning and academic scheduling of various Fashion Design, Technology and Management Courses.
ii) Evolving proper and appropriate examination and evaluation systems
iii) Assist in the recruitment and selection of Faculty and Resource persons on full- time/part-time basis.
iv) Conduct orientation programme for the newly recruited Faculty / Resource Personnel.
v) Establishment of Resource Centre comprising Library, audio video station.
vi) Finalise the layout and design of various labs, studios, workshops and procurement of Machinery and Equipment, etc.
The Centre in consultation with NIFT has devised the following Short Term Courses, for the first phase of its establishment of the Institute of Fashion Technology Kerala.
i) PG Diploma in Fashion Designing – 2 years
ii) PG Diploma in Apparel Production – 2 years
iii) Certificate in Retail, Marketing and Merchandising – 1 year
iv) Certificate in Portfolio Management – 6 months
v) Certificate in Menswear / Womenswear Pattern Making – 6 months