Govt to set up 24 more ITIS in 12th Five Year Plan

The Political and Business Daily - - ODISHA FOCUS -

IN a bid to give push to tech­ni­cal ed­u­ca­tion dur­ing the 12th Five year plan, the state govern­ment has to­day de­cided to set up 24 ITIs in dif­fer­ent parts of the state. Mean­while, the process to in­den­tify places for six of the ITIs has been ini­ti­ated. About five of th­ese In­dus­trial Train­ing In­sti­tutes (ITIs) would be set up un­der the Kushali Vikas Yo­jana (KVY) of the Cen­tral govern­ment and the rest by the state govern­ment.

Th­ese tech­ni­cal in­sti­tu­tions have been pro­posed at Raighar, Chan­da­handi, Laxmipur, Khariar, Naya­garh and Jhar­sug­uda while the govern­ment has set the tar­get of com­plet­ing them by end of the fis­cal 2013-14.

Brief­ing me­dia per­sons af­ter a re­view meet­ing chaired by Chief Min­is­ter Naveen Pat­naik to­day, Min­is­ter for ET&T Pratap Ke­shari Dev said five ITIs would be set up in left wing ex­trem­ist ar­eas of the state, which would be spon­sored by Cen­tre.

It may be noted here that there are 29 ITIs across the state. An ITI at Raya­gada and an­other for phys­i­cally chal­lenged per­sons at Barang are un­der con­struc­tion while con­struc­tion work for 8 poly­tech­nics has been com­pleted. The aca­demic ac­tiv­i­ties in th­ese polytech­nic will be­gin soon, sources added.

Th­ese poly­tech­nics with to­tal in­take ca­pac­ity of 2000 stu­dents have come up in Sam­balpur, Subar­na­pur, Nabarang­pur , Kand­hamal, Bala­sore, Ken­dra­para, Ga­jap­ati and Balan­gir.

Sources said the Cen­tral govern­ment is set­ting up an ITI at Gumma and an­other at Mo­hana in Gan­jam dis­trict while steps have been ini­ti­ated for five ITIs in five leftwing ex­trem­ism af­fected dis­tricts and 10 skill de­vel­op­ment cen­tres.

The Min­is­ter in­formed that the state govern­ment has also sanc­tioned two more IT train­ing in­sti­tutes for train­ing of teach­ers funded by World Bank.

The state govern­ment has also un­der­taken steps for set­ting up of ‘In­sti­tute for Train­ing for Train­ers’ funded by World Bank at Talcher and an­other cen­tre at Sailashree Bi­har.

While Rs 15 crore will to be spent for Talcher in­sti­tute, Rs 10 cr will be spent for Bhubaneswar in­sti­tute to be set up at Sail­shree Vi­har. The govern­ment will tie up with Cen­tral Tool Room and Train­ing Cen­tre (CTDC) for the man­age­ment of the train­ing in­sti­tute in Bhubaneswar.

Cur­rently, the staterun the 29 ITIs have 9936 stu­dents while their ca­pac­ity will be in­creased to 46,280 by 2016-17. With new in­sti­tutes and skill de­vel­op­ment cen­tres, the tar­get of hike in ca­pac­ity will be ful­filled, the min­is­ter in­formed.

The state at present has a to­tal of 632 ITIs of which 603 have been set up by pri­vate ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions and 29 by the state govern­ment, the Min­is­ter said, adding ITIs would be set up in 98 blocks where there is none at present.

The Min­is­ter also in­formed that the Chief Min­is­ter has asked the Chief Sec­re­tary to di­rect the in­dus­tries to set up In­dus­trial Train­ing Cen­tre (ITC). While 32 com­pa­nies have signed MoUs with the govern­ment, only seven have set up ITCs in the state.

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