Staff Reporter, Bhopal
During the year 2012, admission capacity in ITI s was increased to 54 thousand 540 and one lakh one thousand in short-term training courses. This is 67 percent and 365 percent more than that of last year, respectively. A target has been set in the technical education and skill development policy framed this year to develop the state as a hub of technical education and skill development. For this, minimum 6 courses were introduced in selected institutions. It was also decided to open industry-institution cells and entrepreneurship development centres in these institutions.
113 skill development centres opened
The State Government opened skill development centres in 113 development blocks. These centres were opened in unserviced development blocks devoid of any technical training institute. Its objective is to impart job-oriented training to rural youths above 14 years of age near their places of residence. Training is imparted free at these centres.
Under the Technical Education and Skill Development Policyh-2102, public-private participation has been promoted in skill development sector. Under it, provision has been made for establishment of high-end ITIs in industrial growth centres, ordinary ITIs in 150 unserviced development blocks, land for opening skill development centres in 200 blocks, 25 percent subsidy on capital investment, reimbursement of 50 percent tuition fees and limited reimbursement of training expenditure of trainers.
Similarly, in year 2012, students were given admission on one lakh 29 thousand 204 seats of technical and vocational education through online off-campus counselling. The same year, it was decided to construct 50-seat women’s hostels in state’s 38 polytechnic colleges of the state to increase women’s participation in technical education. Grant worth Rs. 2 crore each was sanctioned to 31 polytechnic colleges.
New engineering college started in Naugaon
During year 2012, a new engineering college was started at Naugaon. Process for admission in first year classes in the college is underway. As many as 21 new polytechnic colleges were also opened in the state.
A ‘Career Portal’ was developed in Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya for training and placement of students. Besides this, four autonomous engineering colleges and 40 polytechnic colleges were registered as vocation service providers. Training has been started in 25 of these institutions. Training is being imparted to 22 thousand youths of villages and semi-urban areas in 40 polytechnic colleges under Community Development Scheme. This year, job-oriented training was imparted to 4000 domestic working women.