The academic session will start from next year 2014-15 in the ITIs, official sources said. The decision in this regard was taken at a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik last evening.

"Five ITIs would be established in left wing extremist areas of the state, which would be sponsored by the Centre. The new ITIs will be set up in Malkangiri, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Gajapati districts," said P K Deb, Minister for Employment, Technical Education and Training.
    
The Minister said that a decision was also taken at the meeting to increase the intake in ITIs of the state from the present 9,936 students to 46,280 students by the end of the 12th Plan in 2016-17.
    
While Rs 15 crore is to be spent for Talcher institute, Rs 10 crore will be spent for Bhubaneswar institute to be set up at Sailshree Vihar. The government will tie up with Central Tool Room and Training Centre (CTDC) for the management of the training institute in Bhubaneswar.
    
The Minister said that the Chief Minister has asked the Chief Secretary to direct the industries to set up Industrial Training Centre (ITC). While 32 companies have signed MoUs with the government to set up ITCs, only seven have set up such institutions in the state.

(Agencies)

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