Bhubaneswar, 24 May-2014: Odisha government has decided to increase seats in government industrial training institutes (ITIs) from 11,616 seats to 23,400 by 2016-17.
The seats will go up in at least 10 engineering trades in 32 government ITIs. The average seat strength per ITI will be around 700 to 1000.
According to sources in Employment and Technical Education and Training (ETET), principals of different ITIs had proposed capacity expansion to 46,000 during 12th Five Year Plan through setting up of new ITIs and capacity expansion of popular engineering trades of industrial demand.
The Directorate of Technical Education and Training will submit the revised memorandum for Rs. 450 crore as estimated towards capital expenditure on the existing and new ITIs for achieving the projected strength of 46,000 during 12th Five Year Plan for consideration of government.
The trades to be introduced should cater to the local skill training need of youth in manufacturing, mining, automobile, construction, electrical and electronics hardware, computer hardware, medical electronics, agriculture and allied, port based skill and apparel, a recently held high level meeting chaired by ETET secretary C. S. Kumar resolved.
The ETET department said 20 acres of land would be acquired at Khurda for developing State-level model ITI and state-of-the-art Multi Skill Development Centre.
Activities of land possession and new construction will be expedited for developing the second campus for ITIs of Bargarh, Puri, Cuttack, Pattamundai, Barbil, Baripada and Balasore.
(Input Source: orissadiary.com)