Berhampur, August 7 (LocalWire): The government-run Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Berhampur has been ranked 11th among over 10,600 institutes across the country and has also secured the top position in the state.
As many as seven government ITIs including Berhampur and four private ITIs in the state have been placed within the 100 best institutes of the country, sources said.
The institutes have been selected in the second-phase grading conducted by the Directorate General of Training (DGT) under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
To perform a quality check, the DGT decided to grade the ITIs on the basis of some key parameters to draw a comparison among the institutes, sources said.
Around 30 grading parameters were categorized into five categories to rank the institutions, said the principal of ITI Berhampur, Rajat Kumar Panigrahy.
The parameters include segments like civil work, trades, linkage of industries, production center, placement of the students, special achievements, strength of girl students, etc.
“After evaluation of the data and physical verification by the expert team, the Core Grade Committee of the DGT has declared the final grade score of all the ITIs in the country,” he said.
The ITI Berhampur, one of the oldest ITI in the state has been imparting skill training to around 3700 students in 26 different traders at present.
Of its students’ strength, 18 percent are girl students. The institute was conducting campus recruitment every year by inviting different companies.
Amid the lockdown and shutdown imposed by the government, the ITI has also facilitated for the job seekers by arranging online interviews with different companies.
Over 400 students have already been selected by different companies during the online interviews, he said.
Besides this, the institute had developed a number of protective equipment and sanitizer gadgets for the frontline workers and the public from the infection of the coronavirus.
Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey praised the ITI team recently for the development of such gadgets which would help the fight against the Covid-19.
The campus of the ITI was developed as a scrap park, where the students along with the faculty members have developed several sculptures by utilizing discarded and scrap materials.
Some of the huge scrap sculptures like fish, giraffe, spider-man, turtles etc. dot the campus.