New Delhi: Considering the increasing demand
for skilled manpower, Delhi Government will soon make
available nearly 3,000 additional seats in various ITIs and
polytechnic institutes run by it.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today directed Department
of Training and Technical Education to make necessary
arrangements to increase the number of seats in these
Currently, Delhi Government-run polytechnics and ITIs
offer around 14,300 seats annually in nearly 75 trades.
Officials said the additional seats will be made available
from the next academic session.
Chairing the first meeting of the re-constituted State
Council of Vocational Training, Dikshit also directed the
department to review the existing curriculum so that students
are imparted training as per requirement of the industry.
Dikshit said the curriculum should be modified keeping in
mind the guidelines prescribed by the Delhi Skill Mission.
Also asking the department to modify the admission
procedure and make it more student-friendly, she said efforts
must be initiated for optimum utilisation of the present
infrastructure in institutes.
The Chief Minister also directed the department to come
out with a booklet in simple language to help the aspiring
students know about admission, eligibility and benefits of the
courses being offered.
"This will go a long way in attracting youth to pursue
professional courses as their careers," she said.
The meeting decided to consult academicians and captains
of industry in Delhi before modifying the existing curriculum.
The meeting also discussed a proposal to set up a
Construction Academy in Delhi for which a detailed paper will
be prepared after consultations with various builders`
organisations and other stakeholders.