New Delhi, November 28: In accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's emphasis on skill development, the Delhi government has roped in some companies under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode to upgrade the infrastructure of nine Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) and make students industry-ready.
"Keeping in mind that skill development is the need of the hour the government has signed MoAs (Memorandum of Agreements) with few private automobile and electronics companies like Samsung who will impart the necessary training to the students apart from upgrading the facilities of the ITIs," Principal Secretary (Education) Anindo Majumdar said.
The state education department has instituted management committees, comprised of representatives from the government, private body and the concerned ITIs, who will also be given loan, to bring systematic improvement to the facilities.
The government also announced that it has undertaken the construction of 19 school buildings, mostly in Dwarka and Rohini, during the last three months.
"The government is constructing 19 school buildings at the total cost of Rs 345 crore apart from adding 500 new classrooms to ease off congestion," Majumdar said at a press conference here today.
He also announced that the second campus of the IP University is coming up at Surajmal Vihar in East Delhi.
Claiming that almost all schools in Delhi have separate toilets for girls and boys, the secretary said that in tune with the 'Swachh Bharat Mission', the government has also sanctioned the construction of toilet blocks in 224 schools lacking adequate infrastructure.
Inputs from PTI