POLYTECHNICS IN J&K
Government has laid a special emphasis on the skilled courses in the polytechnics ITI in Jammu and Kashmir so that they youth who go through the required training course could get the jobs. Recently in a review meeting of skill development department Chief Secretary has asked the officials to make the skill courses in such a manner that the youth get the jobs in the industrial sector after they come out from these institutes He asked the department to examine whether credits earned by the candidates in various polytechnics/TIs in J&K are acknowledged by the institutes where these candidates may enroll for higher courses. He asked the department to examine the UGC/AICTE guidelines in this regard and advised them that in case there is no provision for credit acknowledgement/consideration by the institutes teaching higher courses, the same should be examined for suitable action on the part of the government. While stating that there are around 60000 SHGS in the J&K, he asked the department to explore the possibility of skilling/up skilling the members of these SHGS in these institutes through customized courses/apprenticeship training for enhancing their entrepreneurial skills for improved incomes. He advised the department to do networking of all the polytechnics so that services of the faculty in all the institutes are available to the trainees in these institutes in a mutually convenient way. He advised the department to look for synergy with the school education and higher education departments to ensure that the services of the teachers in schools, colleges and universities on need basis are suitably utilized in the polytechnics as well.