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All the Industrial Training Institutes centre work under Craftsman Training Scheme of Government of India, Director - General Employment & Training under the directions of National Council of Vocational Training which is the apex body at Government of India level for coordinating development of Vocational Training in the country. Similar to the National Council for Vocational Training at Central level, State Council for Vocational Training the State level is responsible for coordinating an integrated development of Vocational Training.
Similarly, special attention is being paid to the Punjab Technical University and it is proposed to make this University as a center of excellence.
Post Graduate and Post Doctoral subjects in emerging branches in technology are being planned to be started from the new financial year.
Establishment of IIT in Punjab: Govt. of India awarded an IIT to the State of Punjab. This Institute has been established at Ropar in Birla Seed Farm. Previously, classes of this Institute were running in the campus of IIT, New Delhi. Now the classes from the academic session 2009-10 has been shifted in the campus of Govt. Polytechnic for Girls, Ropar.
Budget Outlay: Rs.5226.54 lacs on Non-Plan side and Rs.6280.11 lacs on Plan side, out of which Rs.4681.11 lacs on Plan side and Rs.1600.00 lacs for Central Sponsored Schemes approved for the financial year 2009-10 by the Government.
To further improve the quality of training for catering to the changing needs of the Industry 362 Memoranda of Understanding on Technical Education side and Memoranda of Understanding on Industrial Training side have been signed by Institute & Industry so as to make the human resources of these Technical Institutions acceptable to the Industry.
The Department is looking after 82 Engineering Colleges and 92 Polytechnics & 25 Pharmacy (Exclusive) Institutions and 180 Industrial Training Institutes including the ones in the private sector. Total sanctioned intake of about 17640 Engineers, 44800 Diploma holders and about 20000 skilled manpower Industrial Training Institute level is trained.
Public-Private-Partnership: During the 10th Five-year plan, the Department had started construction of three Polytechnics namely Govt. polytechnic, Anandpur Sahib, Rahon and Nanowal Vaid. Same could not be made functional due to paucity of funds. Now the Department has taken up the matter to develop these Polytechnics under Public Private Partnership mode with the help of Punjab Infrastructure Development Board and these three polytechnics have been given on lease in PPP mode.
Setting up of New Polytechnics in the districts where no Govt. Polytechnic exists at present. Seven Districts i.e. Mansa, Faridkot, Muktasar, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawan Shaher), Kapurthala, Fatehgarh Sahib and Barnala of the State of Punjab has been selected by the Govt of India. A total of Rs.12.30 Crore per district per polytechnic will be release in installments. Out of which Rs.8.00 Crore will be spent on civil works and Rs.4.30 Crore will be spent on equipment, machinery, furniture, Transport and Learning Resource Materials. The first installment of Rs.2.00 Crore per district for establishment of new polytechnics will be spent on Capital Expenditure only.
NABARD Project: Under this project, an outlay of Rs.8176.96 lacs has been approved by the NABARD, out of which Rs.6187.24 lacs are NABARD loan and Rs.1989.72 lacs is State Government contribution to upgrade 02 Engg. Colleges, 03 Govt. Polytechnics, 01 Institute at Sultanpur Lodhi. Amount of Rs. 1237.45 lacs approved by the NABARD, has been released by the State Govt. to the Public Works Department. Government has been given sanction of 1st installment of Rs.1506.67 lacs of NABARD Bank and State share of Rs.465.37 lacs for construction works.
Additional Central Assistance Scheme: In this scheme, a budget of Rs. 10.00 crore has been approved by the Planning Department and released by the Finance Department. This is for the purpose to promote 04 Govt. Polytechnic Colleges and Govt. Work Centre, Rajpura as Multipurpose Academies.
The Technical Education wing has a total staff strength of 752 Class A&B, 675 Class C and 364 Class D in the Polytechnics and 19 Class A, 3 Class B, 75 Class C and 24 Class D in Directorate.
Industrial training wing has a total staff strength of 55 Class A, 258 class B, 2153 Class C, 1092 Class D in the ITIs and 22 Class A, 13 class B, 118 Class C, 34 Class D in the Directorate. Total Vacant posts in ITIs and Head Office are 1425 out of 3745.
A Technical Education System should not only be responsive to the new innovations in technologies, but it should also be in tune with the contemporary industrial culture and economic environments. To alleviate the feelings of the industry that the existing Technical Education System is not keeping pace with the technological advances in the related fields, the Government of Punjab has taken a number of steps for toning up the technical education vocational training systems at all levels.
The Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training is committed to bring about quality improvement, modernization and capacity expansion in the Technical Education vocational training System to fulfill the aspirations and expectations of the industry in today’s globally competitive new industrial and economic environments driven by the advanced and emerging technologies. This will also ensure better job opportunities and brighter future for the youngsters and at the same time help in achieving high productivity for the industry for facing the challenges of a new liberalized & Globalize economy.
As a major step in this direction a closer industry institute interaction is being ensured through the co-operation, support and involvement of industry in the technical training process. The syllabi of all trades in the Polytechnics & industrial training institutes have been revised and courses being offered in the engineering colleges are being updated and modified in consultation with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the experts from related industry to suit their present day needs. New courses in emerging technologies, like Plastics, Computes, Chemicals, Electronics, Fashion Design, Textiles, Garment Manufacturing & Para medical field etc., have been introduced to keep pace with the technological advancements so as to make available the suitably trained man power of high quality as also to improve the employability of the final product passing out of the technical institutions.