Berhampur, November 19 (LocalWire): The government-run Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Berhampur is likely to be upgraded as a model institution.
The proposal has been mooted by the Directorate of Technical Education and Training (DTE&T), which has sought Rs 2-crore in 2019-20 for the upgrade of the 62-year old ITI, and a letter has been sent by the DTE&T director Raghu G to the skill development and technical education secretary recently.
The proposal was prepared by DTE&T following a decision to upgrade the ITI Berhampur that was taken at the departmental review meeting held on 28 October in Bhubaneswar.
The review meeting was presided over by the Skill Development and Technical Education minister Premananda Nayak.
According to sources, the state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDCO) Limited has been asked to submit a detail project report for the upgrade of the institute.
IDCO will carry out the infrastructure development work with the sanctioned funds, sources said.
ITI Berhampur principal Rajat Panigrahy, however, said that he was not aware of the details of the development work that the project entails. “But it is likely to enhance the capacity of the hostel, build a new larger workshop, and beautification of the institute,” he stated.
Presently the institute has a hostel with a capacity to accommodate 700 students.
Set up in 1957, ITI Berhampur has a student capacity of around 3,700, including 450 girls.
The institute presently imparts training in 22 different trades and is planning to introduce courses on Mechatronic and Internet of Things (IoT) in agriculture machinery.