Current status of Indian Institute of Handloom Technology (IIHT) Baragarh

It was established in 2008 with the first batch entering in 2008-09. It is the 5th IIHT of the country. (There are now 8 of them.) It now has  a website at http://iihtbargarh.webs.com/. The following information is from that site.

Its current full time faculty and technical staff are:

1. MUKHTAR AHMAD,    Director, B.Sc., B.Text.(t.c.) Kanpur university

2. Y.K.Suryavanshi, Senior Lecturer in textile design, B.Tech. ,Bangalore university, M.Tech. Chennai

3. Jitender Tak, Senior Lecturer in textile chemistry, B.Tech. from Bhilwara(raj.)

4. Siddharth Singh, Sr. Lecturer in text. designs, B.Tech. Kanpur & M.Tech.Delhi

5. Bishu Mondal,  Art Designer, BFA

6. Sandeep Kumar, Instructor cum Demonstrator, Diploma in Handloom Technology from IIHT, Varanas

Its part time faculty for 2009-10 are:

  • Mrs. Krishna Dutta                      – Engg. Physics
  • Shri Suraj Prakash Bank          – Engg. Chemistry & Pollution, Control in Textile Industry
  • Shri C.R.Sahu                              – English I &II
  • Shri R.C.Tosh                              – F.S.&C.A. I & II
  • Shri Soumyajeet Mishra           – Engg. Drawing & Material Sc. & Engineering
  • Shri Rajender Sikandar            – T.D.C. – II
  • Shri Dileswar Karmi                  – Engg. Mathemetics & Computer Applications and I.T.
  • Shri H.K.Biswal                          – Chemistry Practice
  • Shri Bhaskar Bhue                   – Physical Education Instructor

The main course currently being offered there is a 3 yr Diploma in Handloom Technology. There are currently 30 seats in this program with 13 seats for students from Orissa. This is the main course that is offered in the various IIHTs. The IIHTs in Salem and Varanasi are the only ones that offer a post diploma in textile processing.

It is presently functioning in the campus of Panchayat College, Bargarh (a 50 yrs. old college in the district). It is about 4 Kms. from the Railway station, 3 kms. from private B.S. & 2 kms. from Govt. bus stand. The road called as ‘college road’ links the campus with other parts of the town.

Permanent campus of the institute is coming up 8 kms. away from the town on Bhatli road in a 33.02 acres land provided by the Orissa Govt.

The plan of the permanent campus is given below.

Add comment April 17th, 2010

New dynamic VCs lead the Sambalpur region towards a knowledge hub

UCE Burla becoming VSSUT and the hiring of dynamic vice Chancellors at VSSUT (Prof. D K Tripathy from IIT Kharagpur) as well as at Sambalpur University (Prof. Arun Pujari from the University of Hyderabad) has given a huge momentum in making the Sambalpur area a knowledge hub and together with similar progress at Rourkela a western knowledge corridor is now in the making. In this write-up we will focus on the greater Sambalpur area ranging from Bargarh in the west of Sambalpur to Jharsuguda and Sundergarh in the north and north east.

  • Universities: Two exists; 2 more in the making
    • There are two universities with dynamic leadership at their helm: VSSUT and Sambalpur University
    • Sambalpur University has received approval and funding for a SU-IIT (Sambalpur University Institute of Information Technology) and is pursuing a sports institute.
    • VSSUT has significant expansion plans.
    • There is a proposal to upgrade GM college to a unitary university.
    • The health minister had announced to upgrade VSS Medical College to a university.
    • Branch of OUAT in Chipilima.
  • Engineering Colleges: Besides VSSUT, there are five more engineering colleges in the area. 2 in Baragarh, 1 in Jharsuguda, 1 in Sundergarh and 1 in Sason (Silicon West).
  • Management Institute: XIMB plans a campus in this area.
  • Centrally funded Institutes: IIHT (Indian Institute of Handloom Technology) in Baragarh.
  • Research Institute: CIFT Burla.
  • Other Colleges: Panchayat College Baragarh, NSCB College Sambalpur, Govt. Womens College Sambalpur, Govt. College Sundergarh and Govt. Womens College Sundergarh.
  • Demography: See http://www.orissalinks.com/orissagrowth/archives/2715
  • Infrastructure:

The above gives the current status of this area. In addition to the efforts mentioned above, following should also be pursued.

  • The VSSUT must be upgraded to a national level institute such as an IIEST (Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology)
  • An STP must be established in Sambalpur.
  • Operationalization of Jharsuguda airport must be expedited.
  • One of the central government departments such as CSIR, DAE, Sc & Tech, etc. needs to open a research center here.
  • The Orissa government should push to upgrade the VSS Medical College to the AIIMS level.
  • Establishment of private medical colleges in this area must be encouraged.
  • The OUAT college in Chipilima needs to upgraded and expanded
  • A regional university (similar to the old regional engineering colleges, with 50-50 partnership between the state and the central govt.) should be established in Jharsuguda. (This could be part of the 12th five year plan starting from 2012.)
  • A state university should be established in Jharsuguda during the 13th plan. (by 2020)
  • A state university should be established in Baragarh during the 13th plan. (by 2020)
  • Considering the rapid industrialization of the area, the Govt. Engineering School in Jharsuguda should be upgraded to an engineering college, perhaps as a constituent college of VSSUT.

NOTE on Comments: Only constructive comments will be allowed. Please do not submit comments that advocate separatism, conspiracy theories, shifting, badmouthing, etc.

Add comment March 14th, 2010

After Bhubaneswar, Rourkela & Berhampur Apparel Training & Design Centers to soon come up at Baripada, Cuttack & Sambalpur.

Following is an excerpt from a PTI report in Hindu Business Line.

At least three more Apparel Training and Design Centres (ATDC) will be set up in Orissa. The proposed centers will be set up jointly by the Apparel Export Promotion Council (APEC) under union ministry of textiles and state government at Baripada, Cuttack and Sambalpur very soon.

…according to handlooms and textile secretary, Ms Arati Ahuja.

The APEC is now running three ATDCs at Bhubaneswr, Berhampur and Rourkeal with 100 per cent placement guarantee.

… Almost all the students who passed out from the Bhubaneswar centre have got placement, said Ms Lopamudra Das, head of the Bhubaneswar center.

The placement was made in reputed garment companies, she said.

In a related news in Expressbuzz, the recently established Indian Institute of Handloom Technology at Baragarh seems to be going through teething problems. Following is an excerpt.

The IIHT was established here after much struggle last year as there was an inordinate delay in identifying and handing over the land for the institute. As work on the required infrastructure is far from over, it is now being mooted to hold the final year classes for the IIHT course at Salem. Ever since its inception, the IIHT has been operating on Panchayat College premises here.

As required by the IIHT officials, the institute was provided with classrooms, hostel for students besides four staff quarters. It was hoped that the infrastructure would be readied soon and the institute would be shifted to its new premises at Bhatli Road. But more than a year has passed and only a boundary wall has come up.

Meanwhile, District Collector Suresh Prasad Padhy has apprised the Secretary, Higher Education of the slow pace of work at IIHT which is likely to be completed by 2013. …

Add comment November 10th, 2009

Indian Institute of Handloom Technology at Baragarh inaugurated: Sambada

The report at http://handlooms.nic.in/hl_dhds.pdf has details about the establishment of this IIHT. Following are some excerpts.

 

3.6 Setting up of IIHTs in Central Sector, Bargarh  

 

In order to cater to the needs of the handloom sector for technically qualified manpower, provision for opening the IIHTs in the Central Sector, where required, has been made in the 11th Plan. The IIHT is being set up at Bargarh (Orissa) as announced by the Hon’ble PM during his visit to the State of Orissa in August 2006. As per the approved norms, the total cost for setting up of the IIHT is Rs. 13.05 crore and the total staff strength is 35.

 

Funding pattern :- The component will be fully funded by the Central Govt. and the funds will be required for meeting the expenditure on construction of building, salary, wages, scholarships/stipend, travel expenses, machinery & equipments and office expenses. 

 

 

S. No.
Category & Pay Scale
No. of posts
1.

Principal (Director)

(Rs.12000-16500)

1
2.

Sr. Lecturer (Textile Chemistry)

(Rs.8000-13500)

1
3.

Sr. Lecturer (Textile Technology)

(Rs.8000-13500)

1
4.

Sr. Lecturer (Textile Design)

(Rs.8000-13500)

1
 
Total (A)
4
1.

Accounts Officer (Asstt. Director Gr.II-(NT)

(Rs.6500-10500)

1
2.

Lecturer-Weaving (Instructor-cum-Demonstrator)

(Rs.5500-9000)
1
3.
Librarian
(Rs.5500-9000)
1
4.

Lecturer-Textile (Asstt. Master Gr.I)

(Rs.5000-8000)
1
5.

PA (Steno Gr.II) to Principal

(Rs.5000-8000)
1
6.

Lecturer-Textile Chemistry (Dyeing Assistant)

(Rs.4500-7000)
1
7.

Accountant/Assistant

(Rs.5000-8000)
1
8.

Lab. Technician (Lab Assistant)

(Rs.4000-6000)
1
9.

Instructor – Weaving 

 (Rs.4000-6000)
1
10.

Instructor : Printer

(Rs.4000-6000)
1
11.

Lab Technician: Weaving (Master Weaver)

(Rs.4000-6000)
1
12.

Stenographer Gr.III

(Rs.4000-6000)
1
13.
UDC
(Rs.4000-6000)
2
14.
Store Keeper
(Rs.4000-6000)
1
15.

Instructor : Processing (Dyeing Master)

(Rs.3050-4590)
1
16.

Lab Technician: Processing (Dyer) (Rs.3050-4590)

1
17.

Lab. Technician: weaving (expert weaver)

(Rs.3050-4590)
1
18.
LDC
(Rs.3050-4590)
3
19.
Driver
(Rs.3050-4590)
1
20.
Warper
(Rs.2650-4000)
1
21.

Lab. Attendant: Weaving 

(Rs.2550-3200)
3
22.

Lab. Attendant : Processing

(Rs.2550-3200)
2
23.
Attendant 
(Rs.2550-3200)
2
24.
Peon
(Rs.2550-3200)
1
 
Total (B)
31
 
Grand Total (A) + (B)
35
 
Requirement of Institute’s Building
 
(A)
Institute Area
Carpet Area in Sq.mtrs.
i)

Class rooms @ 60 sq,mtrs

240
ii)

Tutorial rooms 33 sq.mtrs

33
iii)

Drawing Hall @ 150 sq.mtrs.

150
iv)

Laboratory and Computer Cell

400
v)
L:ibrary
150
vi)
Auditorium
540
vii)

Director’s room

30
viii)

Reception lounge

15
ix)

Head of Department’s room

60
x)
Main Office
100
xi)
Stores
100
xii)

Girls’ Common Room

50
xiii)

Staff Common Room

50
xiv)

Students’ Common Room

50
 
Sub Total (A)
1968
(B)
Hostel Building
 
i)

Boy’s Hostel (double room 36 nos)

540
ii)

Girl’s Hostel (double room 27 Nos.)

400
iii)
Dinning hall
150
iv)

Kitchen Common Room

200
v)

Warden’s quarters/office (2)

200
vi)

Kitchen & Mess/staff (3)

180
 
Sub Total (B)
1670
(C)
Guest House
100
 
Total Area (A+B+C)
3738
 

Construction Cost 

 
 
 

Construction cost @ Rs.2000/- sq. mtr  

(Rs. 2000 × 3738 sq. mtrs)     

Development cost @ Rs.16%                   

                                                             

                                              Total      

                                                                                     

 
 
Rs. 74.76 lakh
 
Rs. 11.96 lakh

——————-

 Rs. 86.72 lakh

 

12 comments November 18th, 2008

27 acres for IIHT in Baragarh

On June 10th the Statesman reported the following:

The cabinet also decided to provide 27 acre of land in Bargarh district free of premium to the Indian Institute of Handloom Technology.

3 comments June 22nd, 2008

Apparel training center inaugurated; land alloted for IIHT Baragarh; etc.

Sambada reports the inauguration of an Apparel training center in Bhubaneswar. (There are 20 such centers now in India.) It also mentions land allotment with respect to IIHT Baragarh. Finally it mentions that more apparel training centers may be opened in Nuapatna, Sambalpur, Rourkela and Baragarh. Following is the news item from Sambada.

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Add comment July 25th, 2007

Some good news on national institutes front

Business Standard reports that central minister Chandrasekhar Sahu is pursuing with the central government regarding establishing three marquee institutions in South Orissa. Following is an excerpt of that:

While the first Central University is likely to be set up in Koraput, plans for an Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) and National Institute of Design (NID) in Berhampur are in the works. …

Sahu also said he has discussed the possibility of a National Institute of Design (NID) and National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) being set up in Berhampur and Bhubaneswar. The recent discussions with the Union minister for commerce, Kamal Nath, and the minister for textiles, Shankarsingh Veghela, “were very positive and they assured us that they are willing to establish these institutes if the state government extended its cooperation,” said Sahu. …

While the Central University and IIIT are under the Ministry of Human Resources Development, the NID is under the Ministry of Commerce. NIFT and NIHT come under the Ministry of Textiles.

Lets analyze this. First of all if all these materializes then its great. However lets compare what Orissa will be getting vis-a-vis the other states.

  1. In the Central University front, the central university in Koraput should be a distributed kind like the proposed Indira Gandhi National Tribal University. It should be designed such that it has branches in all KBK+ districts from the start.
  2. The tribal population percentage of the KBK districts are as follows: 8 KBK districts total 38.72% (+ 16.63 % SC). Malkangiri 58.36% (+19.96% SC), Rayagada 56.04% (+14.28% SC), Nabarangpur 55.27% (+15.09% SC), Koraput 50.67% (+13.41% SC), Nuapada 35.95% (+13.09% SC), Kalahandi 28.88% (+17.01% SC), Sonepur 22.11% (+9.5% SC), Balangir 22.06% (+15.39% SC). Two adjacent districts also have high tribal population. They are Kandhamala 51.51% (+18.21% SC) and Gajapati 47.88% (+8.77% SC).
  3. The literacy rates in the KBK districts are as follows: Overall in 8 KBK districts 36.58% with the female literacy at 24.72%. Malkangiri 31.26%, Nabarangpur 34.26%, Rayagada 35.61%, Koraput 36.2%, Nuapada 42.29%, Kalahandi 46.2%, Balangir 54.93%, Sonepur 64.07%. Two adjacent districts also have low literacy: Gajapati 41.73% and Kandhamala 52.95%. The state average is 63.1%.
  4. India already has 20 central universities and if 30 more are going to be made then besides the central university in Koraput one of the other universities in Orissa should also be upgraded to a central university.
  5. There will be 19 new IIITs. Orissa will be getting one of them. This is good but does not take Orissa out of the bottom of MHRD spending
  6. NID is good. But it does not replace the IIT that was taken away from Orissa. The 2007-08 budget for the 7 IITs is a total of 1553.70 cores (i.e., an average of 221.96 crores) while the 2007-08 budget for NID is 20.25 crores.
  7. Hence, Orissa must: (a) continue to push for an IIT in Orissa; (b) push for the Central University in Koraput to have branches in the KBK+ districts from the very beginning; (c) this central university should have special quote for tribals and locals as is the case in many north eastern states and as will be the case in the Indira Gandhi national tribal university; (d) push for one of the other universities in Orissa to be upgraded to a central university; (e) Make sure branches of the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University exist in the north western districts with high tribal population, in particular Mayurbhanj (tribal percentage 57.87%, literacy 52.43%), Sundergarh (50.74%, 65.22%), and Keonjhar (44.52%, 59.75%); and possibly in Sambalpur (35.08% , literacy 67.01%), Deogarh (33.31%, literacy 60.78%), and Jharsuguda (31.88% , literacy 71.47%).

9 comments June 25th, 2007

NIFT in Bhubaneswar proposal accepted by minister of textiles Vaghela

New Indian Express reports that:

A release issued by Sahu‘s office stated that Sahu had also proposed to the Textile Minister for a National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) centre at Bhubaneswar.

The proposal was accepted by Vaghela who promised to open the centre.

The news item also states that the center has decided to establish IIHT (Indian Institute of Handloom Technology) in Baragarh and minister Chandrasekhar Sahu’s office issued a release to that effect. The IIHT part is somewhat old news. The NIFT news, if true, is most welcome. However, if these small budgeted institutes are in lieu of an IIT then minister Sahu is selling Orissa cheap. He should not think that Orissans are so gullible that they would be happy to lose a 1000-4000 crore IIT and instead get 5-10 crore type institutes.

2 comments May 18th, 2007

Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, Baragarh

The Ministry of Textiles has established four Indian Institutes of Handloom Technology at Varanasi, Salem, Jodhpur and Guwahati under the central sector. At present the four Institutes conduct 3 years Diploma Course in Handloom Technology. The Institutes at Varanasi and Salem are also conducting 1-1/2 (one & half) year duration (Three Semester) Post Diploma Course in Textile Chemistry. Recently it has been announced that a new one will be set up in Bargarh, Orissa.

2 comments May 14th, 2007


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