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Achievement of the Department

                The Himachal Pradesh Technical University is being established at Hamirpur and made functional from the year 2010.

                 Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Govt. Institute of Engineering & Technology at Pragatinagar, Distt. Shimla has been established in collaboration with SJVNL. The institute will provide the technical education at B.Tech. Diploma, and ITI level. The institute has been made functional from the current  academic session i.e 2011-12 with Polytechnic and ITI. The counseling process fro the admission to Diploma and ITI  has been started. The B.Tech. Courses will be started from the next academic session 2012-13. The counseling

                 An Engineering college on aspects related to Hydro Power is to be established at Bandla in District Bilaspur in collaboration with NHPC and NTPC. The land measuring 62.00 Bighas has been transferred in the name of technical education department.

                 07 Engineering College, 2 B-Pharmacy Colleges and 18 Polytechnic Institutes have been established in private sector during previous three years.

                 Two new B.Tech Courses in Electronics & Communication Engineering and Civil Engineering have been started in JN Govt. Engineering College Sundernagar from the session 2010-11.  

                 05 new Polytechnic will be opened in a phased manner within two years in the left out districts of Sirmour, Bilaspur, Kullu, Kinnaur and Lahul & Spiti and notifications in this regard have been issued by the Govt. The land in district Sirmour has been transferred and an amount of rs. 2.00 Crore has been deposited with the BSNL for construction of polytechnic campus.

                 Jawahar Lal Nehru, Govt. Engineering College Sundernagar has been allowed to participate in Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme, Phase-II for which Rs. 10.00 Crore will be released by the GOI after the approval of Institutional Eligibility Proposal.

                 4 new ITIs at Tikkar in district Shimla, Sandhole and Bhadrota in district Mandi and Ghumawin in District Bilaspur  has been notified by the Govt. 63 posts of various categories have also been created.  Two ITIs namely Tikkar in district Shimla and Bhadrota in district Mandi have started functioning from the current academic session. Remaining two ITIs at Ghumarwin and Sandhole has been made operational from the current session i.e. 2011-12. In addition new ITI at Khundian in Distt. Kangra, Dalsh in Distt. Kullu and Pragatinagar in Distt. Shimla have also been made functional from the current academic session for which Govt. notifications have been issued. 

                Against the approval of Rs. 37.15 Crore, a sum of Rs. 32.81 Crore has been deposited for construction of buildings of JN Govt. Engineering College Sundernagar. 03 blocks A, B and C are almost complete except flooring, finishing and painting etc. which is in progress. 

                 14 ITIs have been upgraded as Centres of Excellence. Rs. 36.10 Crore has been sanctioned under  Centre of Excellence(COE), out of which Rs. 25.68 Crore, has been received from GOI.

                 Rs. 80.00 Crore has been sanctioned and released to 32 existing ITIs  under  Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode.

                 There are 77(56 Govt. ITIs  & 21 Pvt. ITIs) Vocational Training Provider in the State, for which Rs. 4.10 Crore has been sanctioned and released for reimbursement of training cost under Skill Devolvement Scheme. Approximately 10,000 trainees have been trained.

                 Central Grant of Rs. 1.00 Crore per polytechnic has been sanctioned for the  construction of Women Hostel. 1st installment of Rs. 20.00 Lac per polytechnic has been released by GOI.

                 Central Grant of Rs. 2.00 Crore for up-gradation of existing 09 Polytechnic has been sanctioned. 1st installment has been received in each polytechnics. 

                 All the nine Govt. Polytechnics have been covered under Community Development through Polytechnic scheme, out of which 6 Polytechnics namely Sundernagar, Hamirpur, Kandaghat, Rohroo, Ambota and Kangra have received 1st installment of Central grant of Rs. 10.25 lakh each and 2nd installment of Rs. 4.30 Lac in respect of Govt. Polytechnic, Sundernagar, Rs. 9.00 Lac, GP Hamirpur and Rs. 5.00 Lac for GP Ambota has been received during the year 2010-11.  Matter is being taken up with GOI for release of funds for remaining Polytechnics.

                 For admission into Technical Education Institutions under the Control of this Department, counseling of 60,000 students has been done in the previous year. And the counseling for Diploma is undergone now a days. The percentage of placement of passed out trainees averages around 55% of the total strength thereby making the Technical Education as an important instrument of transformation by way of increasing the employment opportunities.

                 Quality Circles  has been established in all the institutions.

                 Need based and job oriented courses are being introduced at all levels.

                 Placement Cell has been created in all the institutions.

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