24 new ITIs to come up in Odisha soon; Science Centre in all districts

Bhubaneswar: Twenty four new Government Industrial Technical Institutes (ITIs) will come up in the state soon, informed Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Premananda Nayak in the state Assembly today.

During Question Hour, the Minister informed that currently, the state has 49 Government and 448 private ITIs.  The department now focuses on imparting additional training in various trades and therefore, has decided to open 24 new such institutes.

“However, we are not focusing on employment of the students. It is the state Government’s responsibility to provide jobs to the ITI  students,” he added.

Besides, Science and Technology Minister Ashok Panda informed that Science Centre will be established in all 30 districts.

“Teachers dealing with the subject will be sent to Bangalore for training. The department has decided to send a group of Science teachers to Bangalore on September 24 for the training, in first phase,” he said during the Question Hour.

After three days of stalemate over various issues, normalcy restored in the House on the fourth day of Monsoon Session today.

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