President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate five polytechnics, set up under Coordinated Action for Skill Development of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, online from Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, on November 11, on the occasion of the National Education Day.
The HRD Ministry had provided an assistance of
` 12.3 crore each for establishment of 22 polytechnics in unserved and underserved districts having no Government polytechnics. The polytechnics set up in Balangir, Gajapati, Nabarangpur, Sambalpur and Sonepur districts will hold classes from the next academic session.
The other polytechnics are under different stages of construction and efforts are being made to make them operational from the next academic session, sources in the Employment and Technical Education and Training (ETE&T) Department said.
Admission to these new polytechnics will be strictly through common entrance test conducted by DTET.
In a recent communication, the HRD Ministry has requested the State Government to make necessary arrangements for inauguration of the five polytechnics. Accordingly, ETE&T Secretary CS Kumar instructed the collectors of the five districts to ensure that the buildings are ready with electricity and Internet connectivity well ahead of the inauguration.