New Delhi: Delhi government has been making concerted efforts to establish world renowned college of Singapore- Institute of Technical Education (ITE) in national capital to promote higher education in the country.  The proposal has been mooted to establish ITE campus in Delhi or start the course along with the government training institute.

Before the visit of Singapore Prime Minister Hsin Lung, scheduled this year, government has geared up to give final proposal to the project. Known for its innovative technical and industrial training, the ITE entry in India will boost the relations between the two countries.

Interestingly, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Singapore in November 2011 and signaled towards the significance of bilateral cooperation in the field of education. Sources claim the foundation of the project was laid during Singh’s visit.

Meanwhile, sources in Singapore government have indicated that the talks with the Delhi government are in the final stages. More so, the authorities are mulling to begin ITE courses in other parts of the country. Once decided the campuses in other states will be built on the ‘Delhi model’ based on Singapore ITE.

Interestingly, the training technique, participation of industries and international acclaim has made India to take deep interest in ITE. The government is of the opinion that ITE model will enhance the image of Industrial Training Institutes and Polytechnic Institutes across the country.

What makes the ITE the best known institute across the globe is its model of corporate training which has changed the ideology of industrial world. Owing to this reason, the influx of students in ITE has increased by two folds in last seven years. After 2009, 82 percent students from the institute got placements. Presently, ITE has been playing crucial role in industrial growth of Singapore.

According to a research, nearly 25 percent of American students do not study after completing High School while 25 percent of the lowest ranked students out of the 90 percent of those passed out from ITE get better placements.

(JPN/Bureau)