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