More CoEs to come up in ITIs, polytechnic in mineral bearing areas – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: The state government has initiated the process for developing technical institutions like ITI and polytechnic to Centers of Excellence (CoEs) in Odisha mineral bearing areas development corporation (OMBADC) areas.

It was discussed in a high-level meeting held under the chairmanship of chief secretary Asit Tripathy on digital mode here. In the meeting, skill development and technical education department secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh said, “There is 100 percent campus placement of the passed outs from Badbil and Jajpur Polytechnics. Employability of students from other ITIs were also very high in previous years.”

Considering the need for CoEs, Tripathy directed the department to develop such institutions in OMBADC area for expanding avenues of employment. He also advocated for starting the New Age trades in drone piloting, solar technology, smart agriculture, smart horticulture, robotic technology, mechactronics, additive manufacturing technology and other courses according to their demand in different ITIs and Polytechnics.

Tripathy advised the department to scale up internal resource generating activities with modern workshops and labs of these institutions in order to make the courses self-sustainable.

Presently, industry collaborative CoEs are being run in ITI Cuttack, ITI Pattamundai and ITI Balasore. The leading industrial houses like Maruti Suzuki, IPSC and HSIL and Schneider Electric are in collaborative partnership with these ITIs, said the official sources.

The proposal for development of CoEs in automation technology at ITI Jajpur, CoE in advanced welding at Polytechnic Jajpur, CoE in thermal cutting and wielding at PCITI, Baripada, CoE in thermal cutting and wielding and mini tool room at ITI Takatpur received in principle approval in the meeting.

Similarly, the proposal for developing the new ITI Karanja, ITI Udala, ITI Kaptipada, Polytechnic Mayurbhnaj, ITI Anandpur, OSME Keonjhar, ITI Barbil, ITI Jharsuguda, Jharsuguda Engineering School, ITI Barkot, Polytechnic Deogarh, UGIE Rourkela, ITI Rourkela to CoEs in different advanced cutting edge technology were also discussed and approved in the meeting.

Review showed that thres mini tool rooms have been commissioned at ITI Cuttack, Berhampur and Hirakud in collaboration with Central Tool Room and Training Center (CTTC), Bhubaneswar. The components for Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) are being manufactured at ITI Cuttack.

They also discussed about how 11 ITIs of the state entered into the list of top 100 ITIs of the country.

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