To address the problem of skilled manpower in the country, the Director General of Employment & Training, Govt. of India, New Delhi has introduced a Scheme “UPGRADATION OF 1396 GOVT. I.T.I.s THROUGH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP MODE” under which I.T.I.s spread over all States/UTs in India have been selected as CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE. It is a matter of great pride that from Union Territory of Chandigarh, our Institute - Govt. Industrial Training Institute for Women, Chandigarh has been selected and covered under the Centre of Excellence Scheme of Govt. of India, where some new job-oriented courses were introduced from 1st July, 2008.
Under this Scheme, eleven Members’ Institute Management Committee has been formed by the Chandigarh Administration consisting of an Industry Partner as its Chairman and four other prominent persons from the Industry have been nominated by the Industry Partner as Members. From the Govt. side, Principal of the Institute has been nominated as Member Secretary, one Senior Faculty Member, one Student Representative and other three persons of repute from different fields have been associated with this IMC as Members of IMC. The Committee is striving hard to upgrade the existing courses and introduce a few new job oriented courses and ensures that job placement opportunities are provided to all pass out trainees under this Scheme in different Industries.
Necessary formalities, as required under the Rules, such as, Issuing of Gazette Notification regarding formulation of Institute Management Committee by the Chandigarh Administration, signing of Memorandum of Association and framing of Rules and Regulations of the Society, Registration of Institute Management Committee as Society, Formulation of Institute Development Plan by the Institute Management Committee, Approval of Institute Development Plan by the State Steering Committee of U.T., Chandigarh and signing of Memorandum of Agreement between Industry Partner, Chandigarh Administration and DGT, Govt. of India, New Delhi, have since been completed and a loan of Rs. 2.5 crores has also been released to the Society by the Govt. of India for carrying out the developmental works such as, introduction of employment based new courses, up gradation of existing courses and purchase of machinery and equipments, etc.
The Institute Management Committee is currently revamping all the educational processes, integrating them with modern technology to innovate in the new areas of teaching methodologies with blend of classroom and on-line teaching to meet the emerging industry needs. In an endeavour to do so, the Management introduced at the first instance, four new courses, each of six months duration in Information Technology/Business Process Outsourcing Sectors/ BFSI/ Healthcare Sectors. The minimum basic qualification required for admission to the new courses is Plus Two Examination pass. However, preference is being given to graduate students for admission. In each course, there are fifty seats in each course. The seats can be increased or decreased on the public demand and popularity of the course.
The Campus, which is laid in the area of 12.57 acres (Approx), houses a big hostel.