Saurabh Bhagat visits Baramulla, reviews progress on CIIIT institute
BARAMULLA: Commissioner Secretary, Skill Development Department, Saurabh Bhagat, Monday paid a visit to Government Polytechnic College Kanispora Baramulla.
Commissioner Secretary was accompanied by Director Skill Development, Sudharshan Kumar, Joint Director Planning, M.Yosuf Rather and other concerned officers. He had comprehensive evaluation of the Centre for Invention, Innovation, Incubation, and Training (CIIIT), established in collaboration with the Government of India and Tata Technologies Limited.
During the visit, Saurabh Bhagat was provided an in-depth presentation by the Head of Department at CIIIT, Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat, elucidating the operations of 200 crore rupees CIIIT facility, only the second of its kind in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Notably, the institute offers a range of technological courses including IoT (Internet of Things), Innovation and Design, Mechatronics, Advanced Manufacturing, among others, with the primary objective of preparing students for the industry.
Commissioner Secretary was apprised of the institute’s collaborations with esteemed institutions in the region, such as Kashmir University, Islamic University, and SSM College of Engineering, to extend training programs to their students.
Commending the institute’s efforts in skill development, Saurabh Bhagat emphasized the importance of the state-of-the-art training centre in Baramulla, geared towards providing advanced, job-oriented skill training in north Kashmir. He asked the District Administration officials and the institute heads to enhance admissions and expand the reach of skill training programs and the plan for the same to be framed and submitted to the directorate office in one week’s time.
During the visit, Commissioner Secretary also toured the Robotics Lab, gaining insights into the innovative projects underway. He further inspected the under-construction 100-bedded hostel, instructing the Executive Engineer of the R&B department to expedite construction and ensure the completion of the ground floor by the end of the year, benefiting the students at the earliest.
Commissioner Secretary Saurabh Bhagat reiterated the government’s steadfast commitment to providing state-of-the-art facilities, equipping students with the skills and knowledge required to excel in the highly competent industry.