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Odisha Wants More Applicants To Seek Admission Into Govt ITIs, Polytechnic, Diploma In Technical Era

08 August 2019

Debashish Maharana

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Bhubaneswar: Taking into view the current technical era and the high demand for such trained students in the present job market as well as placement prospects, Skill Development & Technical Education (SDTE) Department of Odisha Government wants that more and more applicants should opt for taking admission into the State Government-run ITIs, Polytechnic and Diploma courses.

As per a press note issued today at the press meet here at the Geeta Govinda Sadan, there has been improvement of enrolment status in the State’s Technical Education as it has a seminal role to play in creating manpower, enhancing employability, industrial productivity and improving quality of life through human resource development, Skill Development Department is making sustained efforts to bring in new initiatives to create a vibrant learning ecosystem in its ITIs, Polytechnics and Engineering Colleges.

Presenting an overview of the Vocational/Technical instructions in the State, it has been stated that there are total 541 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) out of which private 492 and government-run 49.

Similarly, there are total 150 Polytechnic/Engineering Schools out of which private 115 and government-run 35. Out of the total 85 Engineering Colleges, private 79 and government-run 06 while there are total 03 technical universities. Out of them, 02 government-run and 01 private.

It was also claimed that Government of Odisha attaches highest priority to long term skilling of the youth of the State through state-of-the-art vocational training in its ITIs. In order to strengthen the TVET ecosystem in the State, a number of innovative measures have been taken to create the New ITIs.

Besides the centralized online admission for Government and Private ITIs through SAMS Portal of OCAC, special emphasis is made on encouraging girls to get into vocational/technical education.

With an aim to take girls enrolment in Government ITIs from 6% in 2017-18 to 30% by 2020-21, special schemes like “SUDAKHYA” has been introduced by the Odisha Government.

It was also informed at the press meet that a highly ambitious institute with the state-of-the-art infrastructure has come up at Jatni in Khurda district with hostel facilities. Students with disability factor of 60% or more in VH / OH / HH are invited to take the opportunity. Training is completely free for the students. It was made operational during 2016-17 with an intake of 21 students in each trade of Fitter, Electrician, COPA and Dressmaking.

The press meet also informed about ‘Uniform Building Colour Code of all Government ITIs with Basic Amenities’, ‘Qualified Faculty’, ‘High-End Infrastructure’, ‘Leadership Training at ITEES, Singapore’, ‘Launching of TATA STRIVE-Bagchi Soft-Skill Training’, ‘Role Model Interaction’, ‘Industry Partnership in TVET System’, ‘Introduction of IoT Trades to meet the Demand of Industry 4.0’ and ‘Placement of ITI Pass-Outs’.

Deliberating on the ‘Placement of ITI Pass-Outs’, the press meet informed that 3769 ITI pass-outs have been placed at various industries during 2018-19 through Central Placement Cell and Institute Level Placement Cells. Leading captains of industries like LAVA International, M/s Armstrong International, M/s ATG Group, M/s Essar Steel Limited, M/s L&T Finance, M/s Suzuki Motor, M/s TATA Steel, M/s Tractor India, etc are regular visitors to the government campus.

The Placement Status of Government ITIs during the last three years:

Placement                                                       2016-17        2017-18             2018-19       

Through Institute Level                           2451                 3753                        1398

Through Central Placement Cell           887                  1178                         2371

                                              Total                         3338                4931                         3769

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Sanjay Singh, Secretary, SDTE, Odisha