BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to set up a modern polytechnic college at Darlipali in Sundargarh district.
The MoU was signed between Department of Skill Development and Technical Education and NTPC in presence Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the Secretariat here. Director, Technical Education Balwant Singh and NTPC Regional Executive Director Arvind Kumar signed the MoU on behalf of the department and NTPC respectively.
As per the MoU, NTPC will spend `25 crore for construction of classrooms, workshops and libraries. Besides, the PSU will also supply necessary equipment to the institution which will offer diploma course on electrical engineering, mining engineering and instrumentation and controls engineering. Each course will have a maximum of 60 students. The CM said the State Government has accorded highest priority to skill development. It also signed an MoU with Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) for setting up software technology centres at Angul, Jajpur, Jeypore in Koraput and Sambalpur.
‘’The proposed STPI centres would act as resource centres for IT, ITES and ESDM sector by offering general infrastructural facilities like ready to use Incubation Hi-Speed Data connectivity and other amenities required for export of software and services,’’ Naveen said.
The incubation facility will be available for entrepreneurs, specially catering to the needs of start-ups, MSMEs and SMEs to kick-start their business without any hassles, the CM said and added that construction work for the proposed STPI centres will commence soon.
The State Government will provide three acres of developed land and minimum 20,000 sq ft built-up space for each centre.