Pune: Looking at the vacant seats for engineering diploma courses , Directorate of Technical Education’s ( DTE) Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) has commenced industrial training programmes for the students as a part of the syllabus.
The curriculum now includes internships and six-week industrial training module. Officials believe that this dossier will equip them with hands-on experience in the sector that they choose in the future and will also open careers in the industries. For this aspect to materialize, colleges are expected to collaborate with industrial facilities that will give on-site experience to the students.
MSBTE director Vinod Mohitkar said, “Every student will be allocated a mentor, who will ensure that students receive adequate experience during their training programme . It will then be evaluated by the mentors and then shaped into projects that will have to be submitted to the colleges.”
This move comes at a time when the admissions to diploma courses are witnessing a drop and polytechnic colleges are shutting down. Such occurrences have instilled anxiety among students, who are in a dilemma with regards to their placements. The industrial training is expected to bring a turnaround of events as students, after finishing the programme, will have a chance to be placed in the companies.
The students, who have already enrolled for the diploma courses , will undertake industrial training from May 2010 to June 2020, for which each institute is asked to collaborate with the industries. To run the industrial training scheme in the state, there will also be a hub industry and a dedicated institute in each district that will foster the collaboration between colleges and the facilities.
Students will also be sent to specific areas in the district after taking permission from their parents. The process for industrial training will begin in December. It will include gathering information and identifying industries, selecting mentors, collaborating with the industries and accordingly place the students.
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