Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated the Primary campus of Skill Development Institute (SDI) near Bhubaneshwar.
The institute is located in Taraboi village of Jatni area, nearly 35 km from the Odisha’s Capital. The main campus of the institutes spread over 46 acres of land includes academic block, administrative building, workshop and other facilities.
President Ram Nath Kovind laid the foundation stone for the main campus on March 18 last year.
“Students will get world-class education and training here so that they can work in different parts of the world,” Pradhan said while inaugurating the institute.
The expansion of the institute under first phase is already over whereas the second and third phase are likely to be completed by the year-end. Around Rs 300 crore has been earmarked for the construction of the institute.
Managed by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), SDI has been functioning from Mancheswar industrial estate in the city since May 9, 2016. Currently, the institute is offering courses in seven trades and providing employability skills training to about 200 students per batch.
The Institute through its new campus is supposed to impart skill development training to over 50,000 students in 25 regular trades keeping the demand in mind in sectors like hydrocarbons and other industries.
It will offer entrepreneurship programmes of national and global interest. Specific local needs will also be taken care of to promote jobs in the local industry.