Centres of Excellence (Up-gradation of Government ITIs)

Government have embarked on the strategic objective of modernizing and improving the quality of training in Government run ITIs, with involvement of stakeholders. Initially, action has been taken for up-gradation of 5 Government ITIs from domestic resources to create “Centers of Excellence” for producing multi-skilled workforce of world standards. The highlights of the scheme is introduction of multi-skilling courses during the first year, followed by advanced and specialized modular courses in the second year by adopting industry wise cluster approach, multi entry and multi exit provisions.

Government of India launched this Scheme in 2005-2006. Under domestic funding, Five Government ITIs were upgraded as Centres of Excellence with Rs.1.60 Crore each with a total cost of Rs.8.00 Crore. World Bank funded this scheme as Vocational Training Improvement Project(VTIP) from 2006-2007 at an outlay of Rs.3.50 Crore per ITI for 14 ITIs and Rs.2.00 Crore per centre for 3 ITIs, with a total cost of Rs.55.00 Crore, which interalia, envisages up-gradation of 17 ITIs which will provide training in 10 new sectors. Totally 5074 trainees seats created in 22 project ITIs. The expenditure is shared between the Central and State Government in the ratio of 75:25.

In addition to that, additional fund allocation has been sanctioned for 17 project ITIs at a total cost of Rs.22.57 crores. Further, Incentive fund at an outlay of Rs.3.49 crores have been sanctioned for 2 domestic funded ITIs.

So far, Rs.74.96 Crores have been received from Government, out of which Rs.74.29 Crores have been spent.

Upgradation of Government ITIs Under Public Private Partnership Mode

Government of India launched this scheme in the year 2007 to improve the ITI-Industry interaction and to motivate private participation in skill development activities. 32 Government ITIs are under up-gradation at a total cost of Rs. 80 Crore with an interest free loan of Rs.2.50 Crores, to each ITI funded by Government of India to upgrade these Government ITIs in terms of Civil works, purchase of tools and equipments, and recruitment of instructors. To manage the functioning of the ITI, an Institute Management Committee (IMC) headed by an industry partner is constituted with five members from the industry, five members from the Government and Government ITI Principal as Member Secretary. The Institute Management Committee is registered as a society and academic and financial powers are delegated to the IMC societies for day to day functioning of the ITI. It prepares an Institute Development Plan (IDP) which lays down the road map for the development of the Institute. Rs.2.50 Crore is released to IMC of each ITI as interest free loan repayable in 20 equal annual installments after moratorium of 10 years. Apart from the financial and academic autonomy, the IMCs are also allowed to determine 20% admissions in the ITI as management quota seats. So far, 1433 trainees seats created in these project ITIs.

Institute Management Committees(IMCs) in Government ITIs

Effective industry institute linkage is essential to improve the relevance of training in the ITIs with the labour market needs. Institute Management Committees have been formed in each Government ITI with this objective. The constitution of IMCs in every Government ITI provides the platform for closer interaction with the industry which is very vital for successful implementation of Vocational Training Programme. Institute Management Committee consists of 11 members out of which 5 members from industry including the Chairman from industry and a member of industry association. Other members are, two student representatives of the institute, one faculty member of the institute, District Employment officer, Regional Joint Director of Training and the Principal of the institute is the member-secretary.

The role and responsibilities of IMC are such as Generation &utilization of finance, Donation of Machinery& Equipment’s, Curriculum Revamping, Selection of Contract Faculty, Employment, Faculty and Staff Development, Organizing Seminars, Industrial Training, Up-Gradation of Teaching Aids, etc.,