CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE SCHEME
Extract of the Budget Speech 2004-05 OF UNION FINANCE MINISTER
I am concerned about the quality of technical education in the country. Lest I be misunderstood, I am not referring to the IITs but to the ITIs. ITIs are the training ground for skilled manpower. The skills imparted by ITIs must keep pace with the technological demands of industry and the expanding universe of knowledge. There is only one benchmark for our technicians – and that is the world standard. In order to produce technicians of world standard, Government proposes to launch a programme in the Central sector to upgrade 500 ITIs over the next 5 years at the rate of 100 ITIs a year. Appropriate infrastructure and equipment will be provided, the syllabi will be upgraded and new trades will be introduced. This is an area where I welcome Chambers of Commerce and Industry to join hands with the Government and create a public-private partnership model for designing and implementing the scheme. The selection of the ITIs will be done in consultation with the State Governments”.
Govt. of India decided to upgrade 100 ITIs in the country in to “Centre of Excellence” in the first phase in the FY 2005-2006 through domestic resources and 400 ITIs through World Bank Assistance.
Govt. I.T.I. Solan (Himachal Pradesh) is among 100 ITI’s in the country which has been selected by DGE&T(Directorate General of Employment & Training), Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India for Centrally Sponsored Scheme-Up gradation of ITI’s into “Centers of Excellence” for “Electronics Sector” . In India only six ITI’s has been selected for Electronics Sector in the First Phase. Other ITI’s are Govt. ITI Gwalior in M.P.,Govt.ITI Hosur and Govt. ITI Coimbatore in Govt. Tamilnadu, Govt. ITI Kanpur & Govt. ITI Agra in Utter Pradesh.
FINANCIAL DETAILS (Per Center of Excellence):
(a) Civil Works : Rs. 40.00 Lakh
(b) Equipment : Rs. 75.00 Lakh
(c) Other Expenditures : Rs. 45.00 Lakh
(i) Honorarium etc. to Faculty
(ii) Training of Trainers
(iii) Misc. Expenditure
GRAND TOTAL : Rs. 160 Lakh
SHARING OF EXPENDITURE BETWEEN CENTRE & STATE GOVERNMENT:
The Central and State Governments would share the above expenditure in the ratio of 75 : 25. The release of Central share and State share would be linked with the physical progress as well as utilization of the earlier installment.
Main Features of the Scheme:
1. TRAINING PART
- These centers will be providing “Multiskill Training” to meet the skill requirement of particular sector of industry with the active involvement of the industry in all aspects of training.
- The training will be provided in three parts as under:
- Training in Broad Based Basic Training in Basic Skill Areas for a period of one year
- Training in Advanced Modulesfor next six months
The testing and certification for the basic skill training during first year and also for advanced training during next six months will be conducted by NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training)
- Training in Specialized Modules mainly in the industry (The course Curricula, duration etc. will be designed in consultations with the IMC (Institute Managing Committee)/Local Industry. The trade testing & certification for this component will be done jointly by the State Government & Industry. Said certificate will be recognized by NCVT. Training on the factory shop floor should constitute at least 25-40% of the curriculum.
- The training Programme will have multi-entry and multi-exit provisions:
- Trainees can opt to go to Labour Market after completing Broad Based Training of one year as well as after completing 1½ years of training
- Trainees can come back after some time to seek admission for advanced/specialized training in another module.
- ITI pass out trainees of the particular trade(s) from the conventional system can seek admission for advanced/specialized training
In first year, there will be six Basic Modules with time duration of 8 weeks for each module and three Generic Modules with time duration of 2 hrs/week
Module-1: Basic Fitting & Soldering 8 weeks
Module-2: Basic Electrical & Electronics 8 weeks
Module-3: Basic Analog Electronics 8 weeks
Module-4: Basic Digital Electronics 8 weeks
Module-5: Basic Measuring Instruments 8 weeks
Module-6: Basic Computers 8 weeks
(For these modules, Trade Practical will be 28 hrs/week and Trade theory for 4 hrs/week. In addition, 4 hrs/week have kept for Library studies & Physical Training
Apart from these above Generic Modules as mentioned below will be taught throughout the year
Module-7: Workshop Calculation & Science 2 hrs/week
Module-8: Engineering Drawing 2 hrs/week
Module-9: Entrepreneurship & Communication Skills 2 hrs/week
In 2nd year the following are the Advanced Modules of six month duration each
- Inverters, UPS, Voltage Stabilizers and Industrial Drives
- Communication Systems
- Repair and Maintenance of Electronic Test Equipments
- Specialized Module- Modern Manufacturing Process for High Technology Electronics Products
2. ELIGIBILTY FOR ADMISSION & OTHER CRITERIA:
Eligibility : 10th Pass under 10+2 system
(e) Miscellaneous expenditure towards curriculum development/procurement of training material, office expenses, MIS, conducting surveys/workshops/seminars and tracer studies of graduates of COE.
Batch Size : 6 groups of 18 trainees each (Total = 108)
3. COMPONENTS OF THE SCHEME:
(a) Civil works for carrying out additions/alternations and renovations in the existing ITI’s.
(b) Procurement of Equipments.
(c) Honorarium for contract/guest faculty/staff as well as payment of honorarium to existing staff wherever required.
(d) Technical assistance for training of trainers and management personnel.
1.Admission Notice -COE
2.Basic & Advanced Modules
4.Main Features-COE-ITI,Solan (Electronics Sector)
5.Syllabus-Basic & Genetic Modules
6.Syllabus of Advanced Module