The District Magistrate (DM) Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya today reviewed the performance and working of Polytechnic College and ITI Shopian.
During the meeting, the DC emphasised on the officers to focus on restoring the normal life in the College and ITI as it used to be few years earlier.
He maintained that polytechnics are meant to provide the middle level workers in the industry and engineering sector. He termed the workforce very important in terms of quality output of projects and industrial products.
Vaishya asked the officers to inculcate the necessary engineering acumen among the students in the college so that they come up as best executants of works being entrusted upon them.
The DM asked the Principal Polytechnic College for increasing enrolment by conducting awareness programme in Schools. He urged to expose them to the actual industrial environment and devise plans for providing them the necessary training in industrial houses and project sites where they would get to know the nuances and niceties of their trade.
He also emphasised on inclusion of latest trends and working of latest machinery in the curriculum of the courses offered in polytechnics. He asked them to train the students instead of only handing them with certificates.
The DC exhorted upon them to bring out quality engineers out of the polytechnics so that they find gainful jobs locally and nationally. He asked them to conduct placement drives for the pass outs and establish placement cells in the college in association with the industrial partners.
He further said that industrial partnership for each college should be envisaged for better functioning and outcome of the polytechnics on the analogy of Institute Management Committee (IMC) in ITI.He also emphasised the need for creating more branches in polytechnic colleges