December 11, 2012 admin


CHANDIGARH, December 11:The Punjab Government today started a Placement Portal for the benefit of students of various ITIs, Polytechnic and Engineering Colleges in the state to provide more and more employment opportunities to the students in the state.
The Principal Secretary of the Technical Education Department Mr. S.S. Channi today said that the portal would provide information about the alumni, their achievements, career services, alumni facilities, seminars and guest lectures/workshops and the trade wise positions available in industries. He said that to motivate more and more alumnus to join this portal and for their working as brand ambassadors, awards for the Alumni of the year and Legend Alumni would be introduced in due course of time. He said that it has been mandatory for all the technical educational institutions to upload all the information about the admission and placement of students. He said that each and every student would have a unique portal address which would also be helpful in creating a data base of technical education students in the state. He further said with the launch of this portal, it would become easy for department to collect the information about the placed students as well as the job seekers studying in all technical educational government institutions.
He further said that at the same time, the department has also launched the TEQIP-II (Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme). The project aims at improving faculty development, training to technical staff, purchase of equipment and machinery for imparting training to the students on the latest machinery, civil work, and scholarship/stipend to students of the state.
The funds sanctioned under this project are Rs. 60 crore at the moment and are likely to be increased further in the coming period. The first installment of Rs. 10.40 crore has already been received by the Technical Education Department. He said that today a grant of Rs. 2 crore each has been distributed to Beant College of Engineering and Technology Gurdaspur, SBS College of Engineering, Ferozepur, GZS Campus, Bathinda, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana and Thapar University, Patiala as initial amount to start the programme. Besides that Rs. 32 Lakh has also been given to CEC Landran as first instalment. He said that Rs 8 lakh has been given to state project facilitation unit for the upgradation of technical education in the state, he added.

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