1. What are the basic objectives of Craftsman Training?
Ans – The basic objective of Craftsman Training Scheme is to equip youth with skill/set of skills through ITIs suitable for their wage/self employment. The scheme is governed under norms and standards prescribed by Government of India, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and are uniformly implemented across the Country. ITIs complying norms and standards are affiliated to National Council for Vocational Training, New Delhi. The trades are of 1 yr/2 semester or 2 years/4 semester duration. On successful completion of prescribed duration of training and achieving desired level of skill competency, the trainees appear All India Trade Test and awarded National Trade Certificates.

2. What is the number of Government ITIs in the State and how many are under Central Plan/CSP Schemes?
Ans– The State had 23 Government ITIs by 1999-2000 with sanctioned intake capacity of 3,752 seats which has been increased to 49 during 2017-18 with sanctioned intake capacity of 17,699 seats. Besides, 22 new Government ITIs have been sanction at various locations of the State. Government ITIs have been set up at LWE affected, Tribal predominated & Minority concentrated areas. Out of total 49 Government ITIs out of which 45 are NCVT affiliated and 4 are affiliated to SCTE&VT, Odisha. Out of these, 02 ITIs have been set up under Central Plan (MSDP) and 05 have been set up under CSP Scheme (LWE), rests are under State Plan scheme. Apart from this, 22 new ITIs are under process of constructions including 4 under Central Plan scheme (MSDP) and 01 under CSP scheme (LWE).

3. Which districts of the State have no Government ITIs ?
Ans. No Government ITIs are in Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak which are under construction.

4. How many Sub-Divisions of the State have no Government ITIs ?
Ans – Out of 58 Sub-Divisions, 10 Sub-Divisions have no Government ITIs.

5. How many Blocks of the State have no ITIs ?
Ans – Out of 314 Blocks, 68 Blocks have neither Government nor Private ITIs.

6. What steps have been taken by Govt. for opening of ITI in 68 Blocks having No ITI ?
Ans:- For facilitating Vocational Education in Vacant or undeveloped Blocks proposal have been submitted to Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Ministry ,Govt. of India to open New ITI under Prime Ministers Kiousal Vikash Yojana under PPP mode.

7. Govt. have signed MoU with 34 Industries and How many of them have established ITI so far ?  When rest Industries will set up ITI ?
Ans: Out of 34 Industries, 10 numbers have taken steps to set up ITCs and rests have been instructed to set up ITCs on possession of Land.

8. What is the Fee structure of ITI?
Ans:- For Govt. ITI Rs.4300/- for 1st Year and Rs.3700/- for 2nd Year in Engg. Trade. Exemption of Tuition fee for ST,SC& Physically Challenged trainees. For Private ITI fees are decided by Management. For enrolment of Girls trainee in ITI 30% reservation with other financial Assistance have been implemented through new Scheme ”Sudakhya”

9. What steps have been taken to create a talent pool of Trainers for improving quality of Training in ITIs ?
Biju Pattnaik Institute for Training of Trainers (BPIToT), Talcher has been operationalised to train ITI Trainers for improving quality of training. Besides, IToTs are also being set up at Bhubaneswar and Jatni in suitable PPP mode.

10. What Support are provided for opening of ITI/ITC ?
Ans:- For opening of Private ITI investment are to be made by the management. However, Govt. facilitates for NCVT affiliation if infrastructure is there.

11. What are major interventions for improving aspiration level of youth for pursuing ITI training?
Ans:-Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) has been launched during 2016-17 with mission ‘Skilled in Odisha-will go Global’. The State Skill Caravan has been moved across all 30 districts on the occasion of World youth Skills Day’2017 to Inform-Inspire-Mobilize youth for Skill Development Sector for a decent livelihood through wage/self employment.

12. What are various Student’s Welfare Schemes have been launched for inclusiveness and equitable access of youth through Government ITIs:

a. Free ‘Dress Code’ worth Rs3,000/- to trainees designed by NIFT, Bhubaneswar.
b. Tuition fee waiver for ST, SC, PwD and Girls for admission into Government ITIs
c. No Admission Fee for ST and SC candidates and payment of maintenances allowances through ‘Prerana’
d. Scheme ‘Sudakshya’ for improving Girls’ enrolment from existing 7% to atleast 30%
e. Enhanced rate of scholarship to children of BOC Workers.
f. Enhanced rate of Merit and Merit-cum-Poverty stipend to other caste trainees.
g. Special ITI for PwD at Jatni, Khorda operationalised facilitating PwD candidates having 60% and above disability factor with free lodging, boarding and training facilities apart from 3% reservation of seats for PwD candidates having 40% and above disability in other ITI.
h. 02 ITIs operationalised at Gumma and Mohana of Gajapati for facilitating Minority candidates. Besides, 4 more ITIs are under construction at Bhandaripokhari, Kotagarh, Daringbadi and Kutra under MSDP for welfare of Minorities.

13. What is major reforms in admission system in Government ITIs ?
Ans: The offline system of admission at the ITI level has been dispensed with Centralised online system through SAMS during 2017-18.

14. How inclusiveness has been achieved in a progressive manner?
Capacity Enrolled Percentage filled Capacity Enrolled Percentage filled
2016-17 4055 1956 48% 2644 1916 72%
2017-18 4070 3190 78% 2650 3048 115%
Capacity Enrolled Percentage filled Capacity Enrolled Percentage filled
2016-17 5289 785 15% 17632 10934 62%
2017-18 5309 1916 36% 17699 14898 84%

15. What steps have been taken by Govt. for ITI passed out trainees ?
Ans: The online based Central Placement Cell has been operationalised at Directorate level for widening the scope of employment and entrepreneurship of ITI passouts. This apart, Institute level Placement Cells also conduct off campus and on campus interviews.

16. What steps have been taken for improvement to the quality of ITI education?
i. 11 nos. of Govt. ITI with World Bank Assistance and 14 ITIs with “up-gradation of 1396 ITIs in PPP mode” of Govt. of India.
ii. All Govt. ITIs have been equipped with require modern equipments in workshop communication language lab. IT lab., Library with internet facility, smart class room. Besides, old and defunct machine have been auctioned.
iii. Regular Principal and Training Officer for effective training administration in ITIs.
iv. 1116 numbers of ATO posts have been sanctioned for reducing Trainer: Trainee Ratio to atleast 1:20
v. Abolition of unpopular trades as well as introduction of new Engg. Trades as per Industries requirements.
vi. Odisha Skill Development Project with funding from Asian Development has been launched for improving scope of oversee employment of trained graduates..
vii. Entrepreneurship activities of ITI passouts have been leveraged through Nano Unicorn Project of OSDA and MUDRA scheme of GoI.
viii. National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme of GoI has been implemented for improving employment prospects of ITI trained graduates.
ix. Introducing Tata STRIVE-Bagchi life skill training in selected 10 ITIs for 8000 trainees on pilot basis (under process) for improving employability.
x. Under Dual System Training, Trainees have been trained both at ITI and Industries.
xi. Steps taken on improving quality of training in Government ITIs.
a. Biometric Attendance of Trainees and staff of ITIs
b. Monthly Academic Audit of ITIs by Senior Officers of Directorate and Polytechnics
c. Monthly Written Examination for all trainees by SCTE&VT, Bhubaneswar
d. Industry exposure visits
e. Role Model interaction and felicitation for improving aspiration level.
f. Improving library study facilities
g. Improving IT lab facilities
h. Internet facilities with higher bandwidth for extensive use of YouTube technological videos through Smart Class Rooms

17. What are the basic objectives of Diploma Course?
Ans:- Diploma level Institutions play a vital role in producing Diploma holders in various fields of Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture, film and T.V and other related subjects so as to enable them to be skilled and act as middle level technical trained man-power to fulfil the requirement in different sectors.

18. What is the number of Polytechnic & Engg. School in the State running Diploma Courses?
Ans:- Presently, there are 35 Government Engineering Schools and Polytechnics and 94 Private Diploma institutions. Apart from such Institutions, 25 Technical institutions are imparting 2nd shift Diploma courses and 02 Private Diploma institutes are imparting part-time Diploma Education.

19. What is the Fee structure of Polytechnic & Engg. School of Govt. Institutions?
Ans:- Government have prescribed the fee structure for Government Diploma Institutions vide their resolution No. 3520/ETET, dt. 22.06.2013. The same is available in the Directorate Website, i.e., https://dtetodisha.gov.in.

20. What is the Fee structure of Polytechnic & Engg. School of Pvt. Institutions?
Ans:- Government have prescribed the fee structure of Private Diploma Institutions vide their notification No. No.2927/SDTE dt. 25.06.2018 which is available in the Directorate Website, i.e., https://dtetodisha.gov.in.

21. What Support are provided by Govt. for opening Diploma Courses?
Ans:- AICTE, New Delhi is the apex statutory body of the country constituted by an Act of Parliament which accords approval for establishment of new Diploma Institutions and other Technical institutions. State Government grants NOC for admission etc.

22. What steps have been taken by Govt. for Diploma passed out Students?
Ans:- There is a Central Placement Cell operating in the O/O Director of Technical Education & Training, Odisha to look after the engagement of Diploma pass-outs in different Companies/ Industries, etc.

23. What is career prospect for Diploma holders after completion of the course?
Ans:- There is wider career prospects of Diploma pass outs. They are engaged both in Government and Private sectors.

24. Whether Diploma is equivalent to +2 Science?
Ans:- As per the decision of Council for Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Diploma is equivalent with +2 Science awarded by the above Council.

25. What are the financial assistant provided by Govt. for studying Diploma Course?
Ans:- Merit-Cum- poverty scholarship is awarded to the students prosecuting Diploma Study. Similarly, SC/ST students are getting stipend from SC&ST Department under Prerana Scheme.

26. What is the minimum & maximum age limit for admission to Diploma course?
Ans:- The Lower Age Limit for admission into Diploma courses is 14 years. But, for admission into Mining and Drilling Engineering branches, the lower age for admission is 16 years. But, there is no upper age limit for admission into Diploma Courses.

27. What is the fee prescribed by Govt. for hostel accommodation in Govt. Institute?
Ans:- The fee prescribed by Government for hostel accommodation in Government institutes is indicated in their resolution No.3520/ETET, dt. 22.06.2013 and same is available in the Directorate website.