Berhampur, March 9 (Localwire): Eight Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) have been selected by the skill development ministry for a World Bank project to enhance their capacities.
The World Bank’s Strive project seeks to “improve performance, teaching and learning of the government-run IITs”, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said.
The ITIs include Ambagada, Hinjili, Madhusudan, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Phulbani, Balasore and Bhawanipatnana.
Strive will also seek to involve micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to boost collaboration with the ITIs.
The selected ITIs would get financial assistance of Rs.1-2.5 crore, depending on the size of the institute over the next three years, said Berhampur ITI principal Rajat Kumar Panigrahy.
He said that his institute will work on Internet on Things (IOT) in agriculture machinery. “It means the use of smart phones for operating different agriculture machineries,” he said.
Panigrahy said a new department will be set up with an intake capacity of 42 students for the purpose and up-grade the existing department of mechantronics in the institute.
A new laboratory equipped with modern equipments will be set up. The institute would also arrange exposure visits of students to different industries, he added.