Thursday, April 5, 2012

Chib lays foundation stone of Polytechnic College

Minister for Technical Education, Medical Education, Youth Services & Sports R.S Chib today laid the foundation stone for the Rs 12.03 crore building of the Government Polytechnic College, to be built at village Badala of Kathua District; out of which Rs 8 crore is earmarked for civil construction and Rs 4.03 crore for equipment and books. JKPCC will complete the construction work within two years.

The polytechnic college on its completion will impart technical education in Textile Technology, Instrument and Control and Mechanical Engineering and each discipline will have 60 seats per year. Out of total allocation of seats 30% have been reserved for Kathua district.

Minister while speaking on the occasion said that establishment of such institutes are instrumental in giving flip to the wholesome development of the area, adding that education is one of the priority area government has planned for imparting technical education to the youth of the country because skilled person always have edge over others to comfortably earn a livelihood besides strengthening the human resource base.

Mr Chib also announced that the polytechnic college will start its first session from July 2012 in rented building. The admission process will be conducted by BOPEE (Board of Professional Entrance Examination)

He added that Government of India has set a target to train 40-50 crore people with technical education under Skill Development Mission. He disclosed that state is targeting 40 lakh people under this mission by the end of the year 2022. He said 55 blocks were covered by ITIs and proposal for 50 more ITIs in the state has been sent to the Govt of India and 142 skill development centers have been opened at block level to facilitate the youths of the state to become technically equipped.

Minister of State for Cooperatives, Finance and Planning, Dr Manohar Lal Sharma said coalition Government is proactive in addressing the needs of the growing population of the youth more degree colleges are being opened in the state. He added that 18 new polytechnic colleges and many new ITIs are also being opened in the state. He further added that massive efforts are being made for strengthening the technology base in the State as it is imperative for the progress and development of the country.

Member parliament Ch Lal Singh said that UPA government is committed to develop a strong technical base in the country and has liberally funded the project of establishing technical institutes even at the block level .

MLA Kathua Charanjit Singh said the skilled person has high market value in today’s time. He appreciated the efforts of the Government for designing skill generation education programme on such a big scale.

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