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Odisha Skill Development & Technical Education Department aims to make “Skilled-in-Odisha” a global household Brand

Bhubaneswar: 14/2/23:The State Skill Development & Technical Education Department aims to make “Skilled-in-Odisha” a global household Brand as the department presented its vision at the senior officers’ conference on Tuesday.

The over-arching vision of the Department is to nurture and strengthen the human resource potential of the State through provision of qualitative, affordable and accessible technical & vocational education and skill development training for all sections of society which will go a long way in reaping the demographic dividends of the State bringing transformative human development through skilling of youth and making “Skilled-in-Odisha” a global household Brand.

Major Projects of the Department

Sl. No. Name of the Project Funding /Project Cost
1. Transformation of Odisha University of Technology & Research (OUTR), Bhubaneswar in to University of Excellence To be completed in 5 years i.e. 2023-28 

It is a Rs. 1500 Crore project.

Funding-State Budget

2. Revamping VSSUT, Burla through Institute Development Plan To be completed in 5 years i.e. 2023-28 

It is a Rs. 2000 Crore project.

Funding-State Budget

3. Second campus of World Skill Centre at Pandra, Bhubaneswar for high-end skill training in Precision Engineering Project Cost- Rs.109.38 Crores 

Funding- Odisha Skill Development Project

4. New campus of Biju Patnaik Film & Television Institute of Odisha and IMIT, Cuttack Compensation from Collector, Cuttack and from State Budget


Major Schemes of the Department :

Name of the Scheme Purpose/ Target beneficiaries
SUDAKHYA To  encourage and incentivise girl students of the State to pursue ITI Training in different Trades
Placement Linked Training Programme To carry out mobilization, counselling, training and placement of unemployed youth through skill upgradation to enhance their employability.
Nano Unicorn Short-term loan to emerging young entrepreneurs to set up their own enterprise
Model Career Centre (MCC) To provide counselling services to the job seekers and making them aware of the opportunities based on their skills, area of interest and requirement.
Odisha Skill Development Project To provide short-term skill training to the unemployed youths of the state.

Broad future Goals :

  1. Establishment of more Technical Universities for capacity building in technical education.
  2. Establishment of more ITIs and Polytechnics in unserved areas of the State
  3. Facilities at World Skill Centre will be further expanded to impart high-end skill training in across the spectrum of disciplines.

The session on Skill Development in Odisha carried the theme” Skilling for the World”. The brand Skilled in Odisha has been created with the intention of drawing national and international attention to the skilling ecosystem in Odisha. The efforts of the government in tying up with international partners like ITEES and ADB for setting up the World Skill Center, opening up avenues for international placements for the trainees, bringing laurels for the country from the World Skills competition and benchmarking various initiatives against international best practices demonstrate the intent in this direction.


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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