Uttar Pradesh: Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) affiliated government and private engineering colleges are set to fulfil the objectives laid by state government under the Skill Development Initiative Scheme (SDIS), initiated by the Centre. UPTU has communicated the targets to all its affiliated engineering colleges which are registered as Vocational Training Providers.
Presently, four government engineering colleges have been registered as Vocational Training Providers in the state - Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Lucknow; Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur; Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jhansi and Government Central Textile Institute, Kanpur.
The vocational programme mainly targets the school dropouts, workers and graduates. As many as 419-short-term courses under 38 sectors would be offered including automotive repair, banking and accounting, beauty and culture, electronics, fabrication, hospitality, printing, refrigeration, retail, construction, travel and tourism and fire safety among a host of others.
As per the sources, government engineering colleges will be providing vocational training to at least 2,000 students, and the private institutions will train at least 1,000 students every year. The training programmes will commence form the month of July. The courses duration will range from 60 hours to 960 hours.