Published On: Mon, May 9th, 2016

Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneswar inaugurated

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skilldpBhubaneswar: Skill Development Institute, Bhubaneswar was inaugurated on the auspicious day of ‘Akshaye Tritiya’, on 9th May 2016, by Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of State (I/c), Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India in the presence of Dr. (Prof.) Prasanna Kumar Patasani, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and dignitaries from MoP&NG, State Govt. of Odisha and Oil & Gas Industry.
This is in line with the National Skill Development Mission of the Government of India, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG) has taken the lead in setting up Skill Development Institutes (SDIs) in different parts of the country, through the oil & gas Public Sector Undertakings under it. It is the culmination of the idea of Hon’ble Prime Minister about skilling of India.
The first such Skill Development Institute (SDI) has been set up by Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. at Bhubaneswar, with support from other Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under MoP&NG.
To begin with, certification courses in two trades (i.e. Industrial Welder and Electrician) will be imparted at SDI Bhubaneswar. The courses are aligned to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) of Govt. of India and approved by the Sector Skill Councils under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Faculty from Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) will also be associated in the training process. For the first course around 90 students have been selected and will undergoing training for a period of 6 months.
The employment oriented programme to be undertaken by SDI Bhubaneswar will include practical technical training through simulator and actual equipment used in the Industry. In addition, training on soft skills, computer and English language will also be imparted. The training will be followed by stringent assessment and certification process thus making the candidates ‘job-fit’ for the Industry. In addition, training on entrepreneurship will also be provided as part of the course to enable students earn their livelihood and make them self-sufficient.

It is also planned to set-up a world class institute for skill development at Bhubaneswar, which will include multitude of trades/courses required by the Industry, in general and Oil & Gas Industry, in particular which would come up as a model state-of-the-art Institute in the country.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the institute Sri Dharmendra Pradhan expressed confidence that the institute will impart necessary skills to the youth of state. This will make them self reliant and wean them away from the culture of doles. Such trend youth will be in a position to leverage the opportunities both inside and outside the country.
On the occasion Sri Pradhan requested CM of Odisha to accede to the request for 100 acres of land which was already made earlier. The CM while complementing the institute taken by the Govt of India, assured of all support and cooperation for the project.

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