Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for setting up of a new state-of-the-art Polytechnic at Darlipalli in Sundargarh district.
The Skill Development and Technical Education Department signed the MoU with NTPC Ltd for the institution. NTPC will spend Rs 25 crore for infrastructure development of the polytechnic.
Initially, the intake capacity of the institute would be 180 with three diploma course (60 each for the three subjects). The three subjects are Electrical Engineering, Mining Engineering and Instrument and Control Engineering.
“The state government accords the highest priority to Skill Development in the state. We have taken up an ambitious target of skilling eight lakh youth of the state in the next three years and to position Skilled-in-Odisha as a global brand,” said the Chief Minister after the MoU ceremony.
Earlier, NTPC had taken up the establishment of a modern ITI at Seragarh, Ganjam and it shall start functioning from the next academic session, he added.
“Consistent efforts have been made by my Government to create an eco system for collaboration with industry to set up more such technical education institutions to hone the skills of our youth,” said the Chief Minister.
In order to meet the requirement of shop floor supervisory level workforce, efforts have also been made in recent years to set up at least one Government Polytechnic in each district, said Patnaik.