Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir reviewed the impact and outcomes of the schemes and projects of the Skill Development (SDD) and Science & Technology (S&T) Departments under implementation here in the UT.
He took this occasion to ask the Department to work out a plan for optimal utilization of Centers of Excellence established here.
He asked them to take full benefits from the schemes like PMKVY, STRIVE and SANKALP to make our youth and marginal groups skilled for their empowerment.
While remarking that skill development is basically about learning by doing, the Chief Secretary asked about the status of labs besides the kind of machinery and instruments available in skill institutions for learning of students.
He enquired about the faculty in position there besides the plans of the Department to upgrade the curriculum and quality manpower in these institutes.
In his presentation the Commissioner Secretary, SDD, Saurabh Bhagat informed the meeting about the achievements and schemes in progress in the Department.
He made out that the Department is offering all services online to its enrolled students. He added that out of the intake capacity of 15638 in it and 3500 in our polytechnics the Board of Technical Education (BOTE) is able to fill around 95% of them.