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Joshi asks ITIs, polytechnics to start courses as per industry's requirement

Posted on Jul 05, 09:39PM | UNI

Chandigarh, Jul 5 : Punjab Technical Education and Industries Minister Anil Joshi has asked ITIs and polytechnics to rework their curriculum to train the students according to the changing requirements of industry.

Addressing the Principals of government olytechnics and ITIs here yesterday, Mr Joshi said 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, "we have to ensure employability and placement of students being trained in the upcoming industry rather than making our institutes as degree churning institutes." Asking the institutes to focus on practical training of the students, Mr Joshi said 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.

Mr Joshi said 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.