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JAMMU: To prepare the students of technical education studying in various polytechnics and ITIs of J&K State for jobs in local and multinational companies, a meeting was held here in the Chamber House on Tuesday.
The meeting was chaired by Anoo Malhotra, Director Technical Education, J&K and was attended by Rakesh Gupta, President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jammu, Arun Bangotra, Principal, Government Polytechnic, Jammu, Ritu Jamwal, Principal, Government Women Polytechnic, Jammu, G.M Bhat, Joint Director (ITIs), Anoop Sharma, Assistant Director, Technical Education, S.R Bansal, Industrialist, SAC Bari Brahmana, Ajay Langer, General Secretary and Viraaj Malhotra from Bari Brahama Industrial Association; Vivek, Rajeev Gupta, Manish Gupta and Ashu Gupta from Confederation of Indian Industry, representative from Saraswati Group of Industries and Ashima Kaul Founder and M.D Yakjah Reconciliation and Development Network.
The objective of the meeting was to bridge the gap between industry and the academic institutions.
Anoo Malhotra impressed upon better interaction between technical institutions and industry in near future and said such interaction will have great bearing on the polytechnics/ITIs curriculum, exposure of students to industrial atmosphere and subsequent placement of young graduating engineers in industries across the state and country.
Rakesh Gupta, President CCI assured full co-operation will be provided to the Department of Technical Education and CCI will act as nodal agency for providing the industrial training and placement to the students of Polytechnics and ITIs.
It was also put forth in the meeting that Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed between the Department of Technical Education and Chamber of Commerce and Industries to revamp the Technical Education Department by providing employment opportunities and industrial training in various set-ups at Jammu and Kashmir.
Director Technical Education also chaired a review meeting in her office chamber with the officers from JKPCC, R&B (PWD) and Housing Board related to various constructions going on in various polytechnics and ITIs.
She impressed upon all the officers to expedite the construction work so that students are provided with requisite infrastructure for training.
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