Latest list of private diploma (in engineering) schools in Odisha that are member of OPESA

The complete list of 90 diploma schools (both private and government) is at http://sctevtorissa.in/%28S%282pssui550go5ufug55nvab45%29%29/collegedetail.aspx?Cid=2.

Add comment July 20th, 2011

Which branch to take for Engineering Diploma in Odisha?

These days many students after their Class X exam instead of joining a +2Sc/Arts/Commerce program enroll in an engineering diploma program. The reason being:

(a) They can avail of lateral entry to the 2nd year of B.E program if they have "Pass in 3 years diploma course in Engineering with at least 50% ( 45% in case of candidate belong to SC / ST category) marks in aggregate from State Council of Technical Education and Training (SCTE&VT)". For them there is a reservation of "Upto a maximum of twenty percent of sanctioned intake capacity of 2010-20 11 in appropriate discipline of engineering (these seats will be over and above the intake capacity) and carry forward vacant seats of first year of engineering (as per list submitted by JEE-2010) will be available for lateral entry at third semester level."

(b) They can also join the first year of B.E program if they wish to do that.

Now when choosing what branch in Diploma they should pursue they should look at the following table from the JEE prospectus. It will tell them from which diploma branch they can join "laterally" (i.e, to the second year) to which B.E. branch .

As per the JEE 2011 stipulations, the most flexible branch seems to be "Mechatronics" as it allows them to pursue Mechanical Engineering as well as several Electronics related branches.  (This may change in the future. So students need to check the latest JEE prospectus.)

 

 

1 comment May 9th, 2011

Demand to upgrade BOSE to an engineering College: Dharitri

It may be a good idea to consider upgrading all the government diploma colleges to also include degree programs. See the list at http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/4122.

Add comment May 8th, 2010

List of Diploma Colleges (Polytechnics) in Odisha

The following list is obtained from http://sctevtorissa.in/collegedetail.aspx?Cid=2.


Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering(BOSE), Cuttack Barpada School of Engineering & Technology(BSET), Barapada
Institute of Engineering & Management(IEM), Jeypore Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology(IGIT), Sarang
Jharsuguda Engineering School(JES), Jharsuguda Kalinga Institute of Mining Engineering & Technology(KIMET), Chhendipada
Orissa School of Mining Engineering(OSME), Keonjhar Padmashree Krutartha Acharya Institute of Engineering & Technology(PKAIET), Baragarh
Rourkela Institute of Technology(RIT), Kalunga Sanjay Memorial Institute of Technology(SMIT), Ankuspur
SKDAV Polytechnic for Women, Rourkela Uma Charan Pattnaik Engineering School(UCPES), Berhampur
Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering(UGIE), Rourkela Women’s Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
Women’s Polytechnic, Dhenkanal Institute of Textile Technology(ITT), Choudwar
Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Institute of Technology(UGMIT), Rayagada Mayurbhanj School of Engineering(MSE), Baripada
Kalinga Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar Women’s Polytechnic, Berhampur
Nilachal Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar Sundergarh Engineering School(SES), Sundergarh
Black Diamond School of Engineering(BDSE), Brajarajnagar Balasore School of Engineering(BSE), Balasore
Sushree Institute of Technical Education (SITE),Bolangir Dhaneswar Rath Institute of Engineering & Management Studies(DRIEMS), Tangi
Krupajal Engineering School, Bhubaneswar Berhampur School of Engineering & Technology(BSET), Berhampur
CV Raman Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar Samanta Chandra Sekhar Institute of Technology & Management(SCSITM), Semiliguda
Koustav School of Engineering, Bhubaneswar Dhabaleswar Institute of Polytechnic, Athagarh
Biju Patnaik Institute of Technology, Phulbani CIPET, Bhubaneswar
Pabitra Mohan Institute of Technology, Talcher Bhubaneswar Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
Hi-Tech Institute of Information Technology, Jeypore Jeypore School of Engineering & Technology, Jeypore
Gandhi School of Engineering, Berhampur Gurukrupa Technical School, Narasinghpur
Nalanda Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar Orissa Institute of Engineering & technology, Dhenkanal
Suddhananda Residential Polytechnic, Phulnakhara Ganesh Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
Sri Polytechnic, Komonda, Nayagarh Aum Sai Institute of Technical Education,Berhampur
Pathani Samant Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dhenkanal Ideal School of Engineering, Retang, Khurdha
Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur Puri Engineering School, Puri
Kalahandi School of Engineering & Technology, Bhawanipatana Purusottam School of Engineering & Technology, Rourkela
Swami Vivekenanda School of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar Mahamaya Institute of Medical & Technical Science, Nuapada
Siddhartha Institute of Engineering & Technology, Koraput MITS Institute of Polytechnic, Rayagada
Aryan Institute of Engineering Technology Naryani Insititute of Engineering & Technology, Angul
Purna Chandra Institute of Engineering & Technology(PCIE&T), Chhendipada Adarsha School of Engineering & International Polytechnic,Angul
Jhadeswar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Balasore Ramarani Iinstitute of Technology,Balasore
BIT, POLY, Balasore Hi-Tech Institute of Engineering & Management, Ranital, Bhadrak
Bhadrak Engineering School & Technology,Asurali, Bhadrak Kalinga Institute of Engineering & Technology F.C. project, Jajpur
PNSE & T, Marshaghai SSB Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Chitrada, Mayurbhanj
Divine Institute of Engineering & Technology, Baripada Balaji Institute of Technology & Science, Gunupur
Badriprasad Institute of Technology,Sambalpur City Institute of Technical Education, Rourkela
Bharat Institute of Engineering & Technology,Berhampur Gandhi Polytechnic, Berhampur
Holy Institute of Technology, Berhampur Ganapati Institute of Engg. & Tech, Jagatpur
Barunei Institute of Engineering & Technology, Khurda Gurukula Engineering School,Jamujhari, Khurda
Indus School of Engineering, Khurda Asian School of Technology, Khurda
UIET, Rathipur, Bhubaneswar Maharaja Polytechnic, Tarabai, Bhubaneswar
Keonjhar School of Engineering, Keonjhar Kalinga Nagar Polytechnic, Tarapur,Jajpur
MITS School of Engineering, Janla, Bhubaneswar Orissa School of Engineering Polytechnic, Berhampur

 


Following is a districtwise list obtained from the page http://sctevtorissa.in/CollegeCode.aspx.The meaning of the code is as follows. 0109201 decodes to:

 

  • 01 – district number
  • 09 – the block number in that district
  • 2 – means private (1 denotes government)
  • 01 – the ITI number in that block

Sl.No. District College Code College Name
1 ANGUL (5) 0109202 Adarsha School of Engineering & International Polytechnic,Angul
2 0104201 Kalinga Institute of Mining Engineering & Technology(KIMET), Chhendipada
3 0109201 Naryani Insititute of Engineering & Technology, Angul
4 0111201 Pabitra Mohan Institute of Technology, Talcher
5 0104202 Purna Chandra Institute of Engineering & Technology(PCIE&T), Chhendipada
6 BALASORE (4) 0213204 Balasore School of Engineering(BSE), Balasore
7 0213203 BIT, POLY, Balasore
8 0214201 Jhadeswar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Balasore
9 0213202 Ramarani Iinstitute of Technology,Balasore
10 BARAGARH (1) 0303201 Padmashree Krutartha Acharya Institute of Engineering & Technology(PKAIET), Baragarh
11 BHADRAK (3) 0409203 Barpada School of Engineering & Technology(BSET), Barapada
12 0409202 Bhadrak Engineering School & Technology,Asurali, Bhadrak
13 0409201 Hi-Tech Institute of Engineering & Management, Ranital, Bhadrak
14 BOLANGIR (1) 0515201 Sushree Institute of Technical Education (SITE),Bolangir
15 CUTTACK (8) 0718203 Aryan Institute of Engineering Technology
16 0718101 Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering(BOSE), Cuttack
17 0715201 Dhabaleswar Institute of Polytechnic, Athagarh
18 0713201 Dhaneswar Rath Institute of Engineering & Management Studies(DRIEMS), Tangi
19 0718204 Ganapati Institute of Engg. & Tech, Jagatpur
20 0709201 Gurukrupa Technical School, Narasinghpur
21 0717101 Institute of Textile Technology(ITT), Choudwar
22 0718202 Suddhananda Residential Polytechnic, Phulnakhara
23

DHENKANAL (4)

0910103 Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology(IGIT), Sarang
24 0910201 Orissa Institute of Engineering & technology, Dhenkanal
25 0910202 Pathani Samant Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dhenkanal
26 0910104 Women’s Polytechnic, Dhenkanal
27 GANJAM (11) 1132201 Aum Sai Institute of Technical Education,Berhampur
28 1125201 Berhampur School of Engineering & Technology(BSET), Berhampur
29 1125208 Bharat Institute of Engineering & Technology,Berhampur
30 1125209 Gandhi Polytechnic, Berhampur
31 1125202 Gandhi School of Engineering, Berhampur
32 1125210 Holy Institute of Technology, Berhampur
33 1125203 Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur
34 1125211 Orissa School of Engineering Polytechnic, Berhampur
35 1125204 Sanjay Memorial Institute of Technology(SMIT), Ankuspur
36 1125105 Uma Charan Pattnaik Engineering School(UCPES), Berhampur
37 1125106 Women’s Polytechnic, Berhampur
38 JAJPUR (2) 1311201 Kalinga Institute of Engineering & Technology F.C. project, Jajpur
39 1307201 Kalinga Nagar Polytechnic, Tarapur,Jajpur
40

JHARSUGUDA (2)

1407202 Black Diamond School of Engineering(BDSE), Brajarajnagar
41 1408101 Jharsuguda Engineering School(JES), Jharsuguda
42 KALAHANDI (1) 1514201 Kalahandi School of Engineering & Technology, Bhawanipatana
43 KANDHAMAL (1) 1614201 Biju Patnaik Institute of Technology, Phulbani
44 KENDRAPARA (1) 1706201 PNSE & T, Marshaghai
45 KEONJHAR (2) 1817202 Keonjhar School of Engineering, Keonjhar
46 1817101 Orissa School of Mining Engineering(OSME), Keonjhar
47 KHURDHA (19) 1915209 Asian School of Technology, Khurda
48 1915206 Barunei Institute of Engineering & Technology, Khurda
49 1913205 Bhubaneswar Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
50 1915202 CIPET, Bhubaneswar
51 1913203 CV Raman Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
52 1915203 Ganesh Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
53 1915207 Gurukula Engineering School,Jamujhari, Khurda
54 1913206 Ideal School of Engineering, Retang, Khurdha
55 1915208 Indus School of Engineering, Khurda
56 1915201 Kalinga Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
57 1913204 Koustav School of Engineering, Bhubaneswar
58 1913202 Krupajal Engineering School, Bhubaneswar
59 1913207 Maharaja Polytechnic, Tarabai, Bhubaneswar
60 1913208 MITS School of Engineering, Janla, Bhubaneswar
61 1913209 Nalanda Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
62 1913201 Nilachal Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
63 1915204 Swami Vivekenanda School of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
64 1915210 UIET, Rathipur, Bhubaneswar
65 1915105 Women’s Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
66 KORAPUT (5) 2015202 Hi-Tech Institute of Information Technology, Jeypore
67 2015201 Institute of Engineering & Management(IEM), Jeypore
68 2015203 Jeypore School of Engineering & Technology, Jeypore
69 2014201 Samanta Chandra Sekhar Institute of Technology & Management(SCSITM), Semiliguda
70 2017201 Siddhartha Institute of Engineering & Technology, Koraput
71 MAYURBHANJ (3) 2227203 Divine Institute of Engineering & Technology, Baripada
72 2227201 Mayurbhanj School of Engineering(MSE), Baripada
73 2227202 SSB Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Chitrada, Mayurbhanj
74 NAYAGARH (1) 2410201 Sri Polytechnic, Komonda, Nayagarh
75 NUAPADA (1) 2504201 Mahamaya Institute of Medical & Technical Science, Nuapada
76 PURI (1) 2615201 Puri Engineering School, Puri
77 RAYAGADA (3) 2712201 Balaji Institute of Technology & Science, Gunupur
78 2714201 MITS Institute of Polytechnic, Rayagada
79 2714102 Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Institute of Technology(UGMIT), Rayagada
80 SAMBALPUR (1) 2814201 Badriprasad Institute of Technology,Sambalpur
81 SUNDERGARH (6) 3020201 City Institute of Technical Education, Rourkela
82 3020202 Purusottam School of Engineering & Technology, Rourkela
83 3021201 Rourkela Institute of Technology(RIT), Kalunga
84 3020103 SKDAV Polytechnic for Women, Rourkela
85 3021203 Sundergarh Engineering School(SES), Sundergarh
86 3020104 Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering(UGIE), Rourkela

 The above site also has the list of ITIs. One can browse them in the page http://sctevtorissa.in/ITI/ResultMain.aspx.

1 comment March 29th, 2010

22 new Polytechs, 91 new ITIs and 415 new Skill Development Centers to come up in Odisha

Following is an excerpt from a report in Business Standard on the 22 new polytechs.

… These polytechnics would come up in those districts which are not yet served by the government polytechnics. The districts include Boudh Gajapati, Nabarangpur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Koraput, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj and Balasore to name a few.

… It may be noted that 13 government engineering schools and polytechnics are already functioning in Orissa under the state industries department.

… A single patch of land spread over 10 acres has already been identified by the state government in each of the districts.

Out of Rs 12.3 crore sanctioned for each polytechnic, Rs eight crore will be spent on civil works and Rs 4.3 crore will be spent on equipment, machinery, furniture and learning resource material.

With the opening of these 22 polytechnics, every district in the state will have at least government polytechnic providing quality education.

Following is excerpt from a different report in Business Standard on the 91 new ITIs and 415 new Skill Development Centers (SDCs).

The Ministry of Labour and Employment of the Government of India has decided to set up 91 new ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes) and 415 Skill Development Centres (SDCs) in Orissa on the public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

While the Orissa government would provide basic infrastructural support for these ITIs and SDCs including free land with proper power, water and road connectivity, the Centre would provide Viability Gap Funding.

The proposed ITI s would have a strength of 250 trainees per shift running about 10 demand driven trades. An estimated Rs six crore would be spent towards infrastructural development on each of these ITI s.

The proposed SDCs would be smaller centres of vocational training with seating capacity of about 300 persons per shift per annum to meet the skill training needs of the locals.

About Rs 50 lakh would be invested on equipment and machineries for these SDCs.

Expressions of Interest would be invited from the training providers to operationalize these proposed ITI s and SDCs on the PPP mode.

… About 3-5 acres of land need to be identified for the establishment of ITI s at the unrepresented block headquarters while 500 sq m of land is needed for setting up the SDC at the gram panchayat headquarters.

Moreover, the Government of India has decided to upgrade 1396 government ITI s across the country on the PPP mode through an interest free loan of Rs 2.5 crore.

Nine ITI s in the state at Puri, Cuttack, Chhatrapur, Umerkote, Barbil, Dhenkanal, Barbil, Baripada, Baripada and Malkangiri are covered under this initiative.

Add comment February 26th, 2010

Kandhamal to have a govt. engineering school (or college?)

Following is from Today’s Dharitri.

2 comments November 12th, 2009

14 new polytechnics on the way; center to fund Rs 12.3 crores each for infrastructure, state to take care of the rest

Following is an excerpt from a report in expressbuzz.com.

The Centre has sanctioned funds for establishment of Government polytechnics in 14 districts of the State.

Each of the institutes will receive a one time grant of Rs 12.30 crore from the Centre for infrastructure development while the State Government will take care of the recurring expenditure, including staff salary and administrative expenses.

The Government polytechnics will be located in districts having no such institutes.

Orissa has 13 technical institutes including three women polytechnics offering diploma courses in various trades. However, these institutes are limited to only nine districts and most of them are located in coastal region.

The new polytechnics will be opened in seven Naxal-affected districts of Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Gajapati, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Nayagarh and Deogarh.

The other districts selected for the Centrally assisted technical institutes are Boudh, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri and Sonepur.

Sites for the proposed polytechnics have been selected in respective district headquarters.

The Government will provide at least 10 acres of land for each of the polytechnics free of cost.

The new polytechnics will start functioning from the next academic session. …

According to a conservative estimate, each polytechnic will have at least 50 staff. The Government will take a decision on recruitment of staff on permanent or contractual basis.

The Government had already submitted a proposal to the Centre for financial assistance for opening Government polytechnics in the remaining seven districts.

3 comments October 29th, 2009

Polytechnics in Orissa that grant diploma in various engineering subjects

The following list is based on the information in the page http://sctevtorissa.in/collegedetail.aspx?Cid=2 extracted today.

Bhubaneswar-Cuttack-Khurda-Puri area:

  1. BOSE, Cuttack
  2. DRIEMS, Tangi
  3. ITT, Choudwar
  4. Dhabaleswar Institute of Polytechnic, Athagarh
  5. Gurukrupa Technical School, Narsinghpur, Cuttack
  6. Kalinga Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  7. Nilachal Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  8. Women’s Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  9. Krupajal Engineering School, Bhubaneswar
  10. CV Raman Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  11. Koustav School of Engineering, Bhubaneswar
  12. CIPET, Bhubaneswar
  13. Bhubaneswar Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
  14. Nalanda Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
  15. Suddhananda Residential Polytechnic, Phulnakhara
  16. Ganesh Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
  17. Swami Vivekenanda School of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
  18. ARYAN INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERING TECH, Bhubaneswar
  19. Ideal School of Engineering, Retang, Khurdha
  20. Puri Engineering School, Puri

Berhampur area:

  1. SMIT, Ankuspur
  2. UCPES, Berhampur
  3. Women’s Polytechnic, Berhampur
  4. BSET, Berhampur
  5. Gandhi School of Engineering, Berhampur
  6. Aumasi Institute of Technical Education, Berhampur
  7. Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur

Koraput-Jeypore area:

  1. IEM, Jeypore
  2. Hi-Tech Institute of Information Technology, Jeypore
  3. Jeypore School of Engineering & Technology, Jeypore
  4. Siddhartha Institute of Engineering & Technology, Koraput
  5. SCSITM, Semiliguda

Rourkela area:

  1. Purusottam School of Engineering & Technology, Rourkela
  2. RIT, Kalunga
  3. SKDAV, Rourkela
  4. UGIE, Rourkela

Angul-Talcher-Dhenkanal area:

  1. IGIT, Saranga
  2. Pabitra Mohan Institute of Technology, Talcher
  3. KIMET, Chhendipada, Angul
  4. Women’s Polytechnic, Dhenkanal
  5. Orissa Institute of Engineering & technology, Dhenkanal
  6. Pathani Samanata Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dhenkanal

Jharsuguda-Sambalpur-Baragarh-Sundergarh area:

  1. JES, Jharsuguda
  2. BDSE, Brajarajnagar
  3. SES, Sundergarh
  4. PKAIET, Baragarh

Rayagada area:

  1. MITS INSTITUTE OF POLYTECHNIC, RAYAGADA
  2. UGMIT, Rayagada

Others:

  1. BSET, Barapada (Bhadrakh)
  2. BSE, Balasore
  3. MSE, Baripada
  4. SITE, Bolangir
  5. Kalahandi School of Engineering & Technology, Bhawanipatana (Kalahandi)
  6. Biju Patnaik Institute of Technology, Phulbani (Kandhamala)
  7. OSME, Keonjhar
  8. Sri Polytechnic, Komonda, Nayagarh
  9. Mahamaya Institute of Medical & Technology Science, Nuapada

1 comment October 11th, 2009

Four govt. polytechnics in Malkangiri, Boudh, Gajapati and Sambalpur districts approved

Following is from a report in Pioneer.

The Centre has approved a proposal to set up four polytechnics in Malkangiri, Boudh, Gajapati and Sambalpur districts of the State.

In order to lure the youth of the Maoist-predominant areas towards technical education the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has chalked out a plan to establish more diploma engineering institutions. Orissa being largely affected by Leftwing extremism has been benefited handsomely. Malkangiri is the State’s worst Maoist-hit district.

While each polytechnic will be established at the cost of Rs 12 crore, the MHRD has provided Rs 8 crore as the first installment. Technical Education Director Vir Vikaram Yadav said the State Government is planning to establish polytechnics in all districts. The State now has 13 polytechnics, while there are seven such private institutions imparting diploma in engineering.

With the four new institutions planned, many other districts are still left out. The new districts carved out in the 1990s, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Nayagarh, Nabarangpur and Subarnapur do not have any polytechnic.

Yadav said that the State Government also decided to cover all the blocks with Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). Accordingly, plans are afoot to cover 125 blocks which are yet to have an ITI.

2 comments January 25th, 2009

Sushree group of institutions in Balangir

Their web page is http://www.sushreetech.com/sushree.htm. At present they manage the following programs:

  • Diploma in Engineering
  • ITI
  • Nursing
  • Plus 2 science: Pioneer reports that they are in the process of making their plus 2 college a residential college.

 

Add comment May 5th, 2008

NTTF offers several diploma courses in Gopalpur

NTTF is the Nettur Technical Training Foundation. It has a center in Gopalpur. It offers the following programs in Gopalpur:

  • Diploma in Electronics
  • Diploma in Manufacturing Technology

3 comments April 17th, 2008

DTET Orissa’s diploma entrance test: Ad in Samaja

61 comments April 1st, 2008

A private engineering college being made in Talcher

Following is an excerpt on it from Pioneer. (My understanding is that it is not yet an engineering college, but is on its way to become one.)

… former Union Minister Devendra Pradhan.

Inaugurating the first session of the Pabitra Mohan Institute of Technology (PMIT) at Talcher on Tuesday, he said local people are not getting proper employment opportunities as they do not have the required technical education. Pabitra Mohan Institute of Technology, which is named after the great freedom fighter and former Deputy Chief Minister, would solve this problem, he said.

Local MLA Mahesh Sahu also emphasised the need of technical education in the area. He criticised the vested interests who are opposing the establishment of the only private engineering college at Talcher.

Among others, the meeting was addressed by Atul Ku Sahu, Principal, Orissa School of Engineering, Bichhand Pradhan, freedom fighter, LD Nayak, Principal, PMIT,  …

8 comments October 3rd, 2007

Statesman: Orissa needs to set right its technical education

Following are some excerpts from a Statesman article by Jitu Mishra.

Orissa … has now become the most favoured destination for global investors attracting the likes of POSCO, Arcelor Mittal, Sterlite, Vedanta, Tata’s etc.

Backed by its abundant mineral resources it has already signed over 60 MoUs in steel, aluminum, power and other sectors ensuing an investment to the tune of Rs 4 lakh crores.

As stated recently by Industry secretary Mr. Ashok Dalwai, various project proposals including those of POSCO and Arcelor Mittal are at different stages of implementation and the government is hopeful that within the next 8-10 years, these plants would be commissioned.
The problem, however, is the non-availability of enough manpower with the specific skills which will be heavily required by these industries which are both technology and labour intensive, observe educationists and industrial circles here.

Despite some initiatives the state by and large seems completely un-prepared for meeting the demand for the manpower that will be required as these projects roll out.

The question is, how the state, which ranks 2nd in the country in terms of unemployment growth rate (as per NSSO report ’07) and home to around 10 lakh unemployed people, would cope up with the situation.

A glimpse at the projected employment opportunities to be created by of some of these mega projects reflects the huge gap.

According to a Social Cost Benefit Analysis of the proposed 12 MTPA integrated Greenfield Steel Project of POSCO-India, prepared by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), the project would create 18,000 direct employment opportunities in iron & steel production sector while simultaneously generating 15,000 employments in iron ore mining sector over a period of 30 years.

The report also says that if all these direct & indirect employment opportunities of the project including the ones that will be generated as linkage effect in the manufacturing, trade, construction, agro-based businesses such as farming, animal husbandry etc., hospitality & services sectors are taken into account the employment effect of the project will be 8.7 lakh person-years over the period of 30 yrs.
Arcelor Mittal which also proposes to set up a steel plant of similar capacity though has assigned MN Dastur & Co. for preparation of the comprehensive study report, the preliminary estimates say that the project would create 20,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities.
Apart from these two companies, there are several others in the fray and some of them have even started initial or trial production.
If we go by the simple ratio of production output and employment generation put up by NCAER; the crude steel sector would generate 0.692 person-years of employment per Rs 1 lakh of output while iron ore sector would create 0.354 person-years for the same output.
More over, realization of all these projects will stimulate other industries in the state, as a Linkage Effect, which will impact job creation in related sectors.

The ancillary and downstream industries and infrastructure development sector also promise a lot many employment opportunities and scope for entrepreneurship for the unemployed in the state.

Opportunities of such huge number of employment are to benefit both the technical as well as the non-technical workforce, in the state, which is presently characterized by abundant manpower but plagued by the problems of unemployment, underemployment and migration of labour.
Human resource development experts feel that the government should develop an action plan with the help of companies and technical institutions to groom the manpower so that maximum number of talents from Orissa get employment by the time the projects start operating.
As said by Infosys BPO Chairman Mr. Mohandas Pai during his recent visit, Orissa should first put efforts to build a pool of skilled professionals in the state if it wishes to capitalize on the employment opportunities.

The government decision to open a branch of Central Tool Room & Training Centre at Kalinga Nagar Industrial Complex, in Jajpur District, POSCO-India’s Human Resource Development Training Centre on 7 acres of land and the Tata Steel’s Technical Training Center at Gopalpur are some noticeable efforts in enhancing the employability of the local people.

But, more & more companies need to be encouraged to set up technical institutes such as ITIs & ITCs to prepare manpower as the annual turn out out of such skilled workforce in the state is 21,912 from out of 24 Govt. & 152 private ITIs & ITCs in the state (As per Govt. of Orissa data for the year 2004-05).

But the fact is that many of them, around two-third pass outs even lack of technical skills, practical exposure as well as domain knowledge and fail to meet the industry standards, as pointed out by a leading automobile manufacturer.

The need of the hour is to improve on the standard of the present technical education in the state and strengthening the industry-institution linkage. Maximum advantage needs to be taken from the Biju Pattnauk National Steel Institute (BPNSI), set up by Ministry of Steel at Puri. Sensing the huge requirement of technical manpower and the urgent need of reviving the technical education, initiatives need to be started immediately to set right the technical education scenario in the state.

 

3 comments August 29th, 2007

Mahindra offers scholarships for BPL students, disabled students or defense wards pursuing diploma in a polytechnic

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Add comment July 23rd, 2007

Institutions with Nontraditional programs – a dated list

Following is a list of institutions with non-traditional programs that I compiled earlier. They are categorized as follows: Arts and Crafts, Design, Teachers training, Diploma in Engineering, ITIs, Film and TV, Homeopathy and Ayurveda, Hotel management, Journalism, Law, Library Science, Performance arts, Physical Education, Sanskrit and Social work.

Continue Reading 6 comments June 8th, 2007

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