Online admissions, semester system to introduced in Punjab’s ITIs

145 contractual allied trade instructors, mechanical instructors and fitters to be regularized within week
Chandigarh/May 1
Punjab government will start online admissions and introduce semester system in the ITIs from the current academic session.
Punjab’s Technical Education and Industrial Training minister Anil Joshi today decided to follow online admissions format in 2013-14 academic session after a meeting with principals of ITIs of the state.
Joshi asked them to finalise the modalities of online admission process and said that the state government will introduce semester system in the ITIs.
“ITIs have been directed to start new trades in the session 2013-14 under IDP scheme to facilitate the students getting better opportunities for employment,” Joshi said while urging them to approach quality council of India to get the trades affiliated.
Joshi reviewed the machinery being brought for the new trades and asked the principals to get in touch with industries to ensure more and more placement of the students besides conducting workshops to enhance the personality and communication skills of the students.
“Within the period of one year, 700 new posts have been created or rejuvenated in these institutes and 145 allied trade instructors, mechanical instructors and fitters, who have been working on contract basis, will be regularized within week,” he added.