Deendayal Industrial Training Centre at Udyamita Vidyapeeth, Chitrakoot
One of the major causes of the extreme poverty in rural India is that 80% of the rural population are small and marginal farmers, and cannot generate enough income solely from agriculture to cover their needs. To enable rural poor to earn enough, non-farm sector income to supplement their agricultural incomes is a necessity.
The Rural Non-Farm Sector today is plagued with problems. The main problem is that this sector is predominantly “own account enterprises” (OAEs) that are family based and therefore very small enterprises. Due to a lack of organisational support for these enterprises, the cost of distributing their products to market areas is high, and consequently most of them are run at a subsistence level, or at best, provide a subsidiary source of income.
Also, in India, most vocational training institutes are Government run; with their curriculum decided by a central office that has no connect with local realities. The policy decisions are centralised and the courses universal across all the institutes. This results in many of the students receiving trainings in vocations that have no local demand, resulting in the training being wasted or the student migrating to urban areas when his or her new skills have a demand. These Institutes are training-cum-production centres.
Udyamita Vidyapeeth, the Entrepreneur Training Centre of Deendayal Research Institute in Chitrakoot, is working on resolving these lacunas. It is a production-cum-training centre, with the choice of what trainings are to be conducted being dictated by 2 main factors: Need based; and resource based. Village youth are brought or invited to the Institute and given a tour of all the various income generating training that are available to them. They are then encouraged to join and course that has attracted their attention. Although some courses are conducted on campus, most of the training are conducted in the villages themselves. One of the main trust areas is certified courses from ITI.
Deendayal Industrial Training Centre (DITC) for ITI Courses:
The Indian economy is in the mode of globalisation and liberation and thus in need to develop skilled personnel in appropriate numbers with adequate skills, in consonance with the requirements of the ultimate users such as industries and service sectors. The same is being done by Industrial Training Institutes, well known by its abbreviated form “ITI”.
Deendayal Industrial Training Centre currently has 11 trades both under engineering and non-engineering sector affiliated by National Council for Vocational Training, Govt. of India. They are as follows:
|1||Computer Operator & Programming Assistant (COPA)||12th||1 Year|
|2||Desktop Publishing Operator (DTP)||12th||1 Year|
|3||Information Technology and Electronic System Maintenance (ITESM)||12th||2 Year|
|4||Cutting and Tailoring||8th||1 Year|
|5||Photographer (Digital)||12th||1 Year|
|6||Embroidery and Needle work||10th||1 Year|
|7||Preservation of Fruits & Vegetable||10th||1 Year|
|8||Mechanic Radio & Television||10th||2 Year|
|9||Draughtsman Mechanical||10th||2 Year|
|11||Mason (Building Construction)||8th||1 Year|
Starting from this year, two new courses are being introduced. They are:
Admissions open. For details contact:
Shri Sanjay Dubey
Deendayal Industrial Training Center (ITI)
Deendayal Research Institute