TOLD TO FOCUS ON PRACTICAL TRAINING OF STUDENTS
· ASKED TO UPGRADE INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE COLLEGES
Chandigarh, July 4: The Punjab Technical Education & Industries Minister Mr. Anil Joshi today asked ITIs and polytechnics to rework their curriculum to train the students according to the changing requirements of industry.
Addressing the Principals of government Polytechnics and ITIs here today Mr. Joshi said that Punjab was focusing to attract massive investment in the industrial sector and it was imperative for the engineering colleges, polytechnics and ITIs to upgrade their curriculum and infrastructure in the laboratories to provide human resource back up for changing needs of Industrial sector.
Calling upon Principals to work in tandem with industry of their region, Mr. Joshi said that we have to ensure employability and placement of students being trained in the upcoming industry rather than making our institutes as degree churning institutes. He said that our ITIs and polytechnics were continuing with the stale trades and students being trained in these trades were not getting jobs in the industry.
Asking the institutes to focus on practical training of the students Mr. Joshi said that it was imperative for the institutes to give maximum exposure to practical training and ITIs and polytechnics must upgrade their infrastructure in the laboratories according to the new inventions in the industry.
Stressing upon the need for objective and strict examination pattern Mr. Joshi said that he has constituted flying squads to check the menace of copying in the exams and invigilators and staff colluding with the students in this menace would be strictly dealt with.
Prominent amongst those present in the meeting included Mr. S.S. Channi, Principal Secretary Technical Education and Mr. B.Purshartha, Director Technical Education.