Rank all skill institutions on the basis of placements, feedback: Chief Secretary

Rank all skill institutions on the basis of placements, feedback: Chief Secretary
CS J&K, Dr Arun Kumar MehtaFile: DIPR J&K

Srinagar: Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today urged upon the officers of Skill Development Department (SDD) to create a mechanism of ranking their institutions on the basis of placements made by them in addition to feedback from students about the course content delivery.

He made these remarks in a meeting held to take stock of the working and progress made by this department regarding skilling of youth in the UT.

Dr Mehta impressed upon the officers to make a comprehensive skill mapping plan at panchayat level in association with all skill imparting institutions. He asked them to rope in the local PRI’s in identifying the skilling needs of an area so that the actual requirements of that area are met.

He advised them to identify the skill gaps and market requirements and aim for filling the same by admitting them in ITIs and Polytechnic Colleges.

The Chief Secretary also instructed these institutions to track pass outs and record their profiles for their better management. He stressed on creating awareness about various entrepreneurship schemes like Mudra, Tajesvi, Start-up Stand-up India so that they have clarity about future prospects.

He enjoined upon them to make enhancement of their income as a key indicator to measure their performance. He asked them to involve the students in maintenance of the premises of these institutions. He also stressed upon them to mould their courses in view of government policies like One District One Product (ODOP), identification of new tourist destinations, design and other areas. He asked them to invite trade practitioners as trainers in these institutions.

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