CM inaugurates institute for training of trainers

Talcher: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday inaugurated the Biju Patnaik Institute for Training of Trainers (BPITOT) here.

Built at a cost of Rs 17.61 crore by the IDCO, the institute, first of its kind in the state, is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories for fitter, electrician and electronics mechanic CITS trades to impart training to the instructors of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in and outside the state.

Besides, the institute has equipment and machineries of Rs 3.4 crore.
BPITOT has commenced training of the first batch of 58 ITI Instructors of the state who were appointed recently. They will get training in two semesters of six month’s duration each on CITS pattern under the aegis of NCVT New Delhi.

It may be mentioned that the state has recently appointed 295 instructors who will be trained in the institute in phases.
The institute will fulfill the long standing need of having an institute for training of trainers, in the absence of which the instructors were being deputed to advanced training institutes (ATIs) outside the state namely, ATI Howrah, ATI Hyderabad, ATI Kanpur, ATI Chennai etc, which was a costly affair in terms of time and resources.
To run the institute, nine vocational instructors have been roped in from Central Tool Room and Training Centre (CTTC) in Bhubaneswar.

Spread over five acres of land, the institute has a well-furnished hostel to accommodate 128 teachers.