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Kalahandi, Nuapada, Bargarh, and Boudh polytechnics await central nod

Following is a report from the TNIE:

The State Government has requested the Centre to accord approval to nine polytechnics to start functioning from 2014-15 academic year as the buildings have already been completed.

In a letter, Chief Secretary Jugal Kishore Mohapatra has requested Ashok Thakur, Secretary in the Department of Higher Education of Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) to advise the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) to accord approval to the polytechnics at the earliest.

The polytechnics are located at Jajpur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Puri, Angul, Bargarh, Boudh, Koraput and Nayagarh.

The Chief Secretary said the new buildings have been inspected by the expert team of AICTE.

Steps have been taken to correct the deficiencies highlighted by the team. As pointed out by the team, library books along with required journals and personal computers will be available by July, 2014, he said.

Mohapatra said applications have been received for recruitment of laboratory assistants and lecturers by the Odisha Staff Selection Commission (OSSC) and the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) respectively. The recruitment process for these posts is expected to be completed before the start of the 2014-15 academic session, he added.

The MHRD had proposed to set up 22 Government polytechnics in the under-served and uncovered districts of the State under the scheme of ‘Submission on Polytechnic’.

The State Government has made a provision of `12.30 crore for each polytechnic to be set up. In August, 2013, the AICTE had given its nod to eight polytechnics to commence classes in the 2013-14 academic year.


May 6, 2014 at 2:38 am 5 comments

Central govt. sanctions polytechnics in Padampur, Titlagarh, Sundargarh, Rairakhole and Jaipatana

Following is a report from express-buzz:

BHUBANESWAR: The Centre has sanctioned 19 polytechnics for the State to be established under the public private partnership (PPP) mode.

The State Government has proposed to set up the polytechnics at Kalinga Nagar, Champua, Padampur, Rairangpur, Paradip, Astarang, Bhanjanagar, Baliapal, Khurda, Koraput, Daspalla, Rairakhole, Pallahara, Narsingpur, Titlagarh, Jaipatana, Bisamkatak, Sundargarh and Umerkote.

The Ministry will provide ` 3 crore one- time assistance for each polytechnic on the recommendation of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The State Government will provide either land or ` 2 crore as its share.

The industry partners will deposit a minimum amount of ` 10 crore for infrastructure development like construction of building and procurement of equipment for the institute.

The industry partners may set up the polytechnics within the industry campus or else the State Government will provide land. If the industry partner provides land, the land deeds are to be transferred to the management committee of the institute.

The recurring expenditure of the proposed institute will be borne by the management committee from fees collected from the students and internal revenue generation. The private partners will meet the additional expenditure, if any, of the institute.

Admission to the polytechnics will be based on common entrance examination or the existing procedure adopted in the State. However, concessional fees will be mandatory for weaker and disadvantaged section of society.

The Government and the private promoters will sign a memorandum of understanding with AICTE.

Admission fee for the polytechnics will be decided by the State Government in consultation with the management committee of each institute.

As per the circular of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, programmes or courses to be offered by polytechnics will be decided by the management committee. The trades to be offered should relate to the industries partnering under the project.

If the private partner is not an industry, the Government will identify the needs of the region in consultation with the managing committee.

The proposed polytechnics will be affiliated to the Board of Technical Education and the State Government may accord autonomous status in consultation with the AICTE.

Multiple industry partners may join together to set up polytechnics so that collaboration in different areas will be possible.

 Plans Afoot

 * The Ministry will provide ` 3 crore one-time assistance for each polytechnic

 * The State Government will provide either land or ` 2 crore as its share.

* The industry partners will deposit a minimum amount of ` 10 crore for infrastructure development

* The industry partners may set up the polytechnics within its campus or else the State Government will provide land

December 10, 2011 at 11:09 am Leave a comment

Orissa govt seeks Rs 1116 cr from planning commission to set up Industrial Training Centre in maoist affected districts

Following is a report from

BHUBANESWAR: Orissa government has sought an assistance of Rs. 1116 crore from Planning Commission to set up one Industrial Training Centre [ITC] each in 186 blocks in 18 Maoist affected districts.

The state government believes that setting up the ITCs will not only help build a vast pool of skilled manpower required for industries coming up across the state but also woo the youths fro the remote areas being inducted into Red Brigade.

The state requires more than three lakh semi-skilled manpower with industries coming up in various sectors. Only steel sector can absorb about 1.8 lakh skilled, semi-skilled and non-skilled manpower every year. The mining sector requires 1.2 lakh trained personnel. Besides, the employment intensive tourism sector and the information technology have a demand for more than 12,000 trained youths each while the growing energy sector has a demand for some 3000 skilled people.

The state government also belatedly has found out that more and more skill imparting centres had to be set up in the remote areas to foil the Maoists attempt to recruit the hungry unemployed youths into the Red Brigade. The state government’s move to set up ITCs in these Naxal dominated districts could be a good beginning in this regards, experts said.

In the first phase, the union government granted 91 ITIs and 415 skill development centres in the state with public-private partnership (PPP) model .The state government is also settwhere such institutions are conspicuous by their absence.

As part of its policy to encourage the industrial hosues to set up ITCs, the state government on Monday signed MoUs with nine companies to set up ITCs.

May 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

Every block to have ITI by 2012:Orissa Government

Following is a report from

BHUBANESWAR: Anticipating huge demand for skilled manpower in view of the rapid industrialisation underway, the Government today decided to open industrial training institutes (ITIs) in all the blocks of the State by 2012.

A high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also decided to introduce a special stipendiary scheme to encourage Bonda youths to join industrial training programmes. The decision was taken after the meeting was informed that tribal students of Malkangiri district are showing interest in such training and their enrolment in the Government ITI, opened in the district last year, is increasing.

It was also decided to increase the monthly stipend of poor and meritorious students from Rs 50 to Rs 500 and fill up all the vacant teacher posts on contractual basis.  

A technician entrance test (TET) will be introduced for selection of students for the Government ITIs. Two newly opened Government ITIs at Rayagada and Sonepur have started functioning from the current academic year while the Plumber Training Institute operating at Cuttack will be shifted to its new campus at Pattamundai, the meeting was told.  

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has sanctioned 91 new ITIs under public private partnership (PPP) mode, the State Government has sought Rs 828 crore from the Centre for establishment of 186 new ITIs in the extremist-affected areas.  

While private promoters will take the lead role for establishing the training institutes under the PPP mode, the State Government will provide land free of cost. Other infrastructure facilities like road connectivity, supply of water and electricity will be the responsibility of the Centre.  

However, the Central support will be through viability gap funding. So far, 27 industries had shown interest to set up ITIs in the State and memoranda of understanding (MoU) will be signed with 10 industries, including the State-owned Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC).  

Global steel major Arcellor Mittal has also proposed to set up a centre of excellence in Keonjhar district where the company planned to establish a 12-million t o n n e g r e e n f i e l d s t e e l project.  

The Chief Minister directed to conduct credit rating of all the ITIs by an independent agency to ensure quality training. He also emphasised on introduction of new trades having demand in the market.  

Chief Secretary TK Mishra, Agriculture Production Commissioner RN Senapati, Industries Secretary Sourav Garg and other senior officers of the Industries Department were present. 

May 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm Leave a comment

91 ITIs and 415 Skill Development Centres (SDCs) to come up in different places of Orissa in public-private partnership (PPP) mode

Following is a report from

The Ministry of Labour and Employment of the Government of India has decided to set up 91 new ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes) and 415 Skill Development Centres (SDCs) in Orissa on the public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

While the Orissa government would provide basic infrastructural support for these ITIs and SDCs including free land with proper power, water and road connectivity, the Centre would provide Viability Gap Funding.

The proposed ITI s would have a strength of 250 trainees per shift running about 10 demand driven trades. An estimated Rs six crore would be spent towards infrastructural development on each of these ITI s.

The proposed SDCs would be smaller centres of vocational training with seating capacity of about 300 persons per shift per annum to meet the skill training needs of the locals.

About Rs 50 lakh would be invested on equipment and machineries for these SDCs.

Expressions of Interest would be invited from the training providers to operationalize these proposed ITI s and SDCs on the PPP mode.

To set up these new ITI s and SDCs, all the collectors of the state have been instructed by the state industries department for allocation of suitable land having proper power, water and communication network.

About 3-5 acres of land need to be identified for the establishment of ITI s at the unrepresented block headquarters while 500 sq m of land is needed for setting up the SDC at the gram panchayat headquarters.

Moreover, the Government of India has decided to upgrade 1396 government ITI s across the country on the PPP mode through an interest free loan of Rs 2.5 crore.

Nine ITI s in the state at Puri, Cuttack, Chhatrapur, Umorkkote, Barbil, Dhenkanal, Barbil, Baripada, Baripada and Malkangiri are covered under this initiative.

February 28, 2010 at 11:05 am 1 comment

Twenty two government run polytechnics will come up various districts of Western Orissa in 2010-11

Following is a report from

Twenty two government run polytechnics would come up in as many districts of Orissa in 2010-11.

These polytechnics would come up in those districts which are not yet served by the government polytechnics. The districts include Boudh Gajapati, Nabarangpur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Koraput, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj and Balasore to name a few.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Department of Higher Education of the Government of India has sanctioned Rs 12.3 crore for each polytechnic.

The amount for the proposed polytechnics would be released in installments under the Scheme of Submission on Polytechnics under Coordinated Action for Skill Development.

It may be noted that 13 government engineering schools and polytechnics are already functioning in Orissa under the state industries department.

The Orissa government has already agreed in principle for the establishment of these 22 polytechnics. A single patch of land spread over 10 acres has already been identified by the state government in each of the districts.

Out of Rs 12.3 crore sanctioned for each polytechnic, Rs eight crore will be spent on civil works and Rs 4.3 crore will be spent on equipment, machinery, furniture and learning resource material.

With the opening of these 22 polytechnics, every district in the state will have at least government polytechnic providing quality education.

February 28, 2010 at 10:49 am Leave a comment

45+ ITIs are needed in various blocks of Western Odisha

Following list is taken from

December 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment



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