Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated the Biju Patnaik Institute for Training of Trainers at Talcher in presence of Sri Tathagat Satpathy hon’ble MP Denkanal, Sri Sanjib Kumar Sahoo hon’ble MLA Athamallik, Sri Rajnikanta Singh hon’ble MLA Angul, Sri Brajakishore Pradhan hon’ble MLA Talcher, Sri Susanta kumar Behera hon’ble MLA Chhendipada, Sri Laxmi Narayan Gupta Principal Secretary, SD&TE Dept. Govt. of Odisha, Sri Bishnu Prasad Sahoo, DTE&T Odisha, Sri Krushna Chandra Rout Principal I/C BPITOT Talcher and other officials.
The BPITOT, first of its kind, has been constructed at a cost of Rs.17.61 crores. The Institute is well equipped with state of the art Laboratories for Fitter, Electrician & Electronics Mechanic CITS trades to impart training to the Instructors of the ITI of the state as well as outside. Equipment and machinery have been installed at a cost of Rs 3.4 crores.
The BPITOT has commenced training of the first batch of 58 ITI Instructors of the state, which were appointed recently. They will get training in two semesters of six month’s duration each on CITS pattern under the aegis of NCVT New Delhi. It may be mentioned that the state has recently appointed 295 instructors who will be trained in the institute in phases.
The BPITOT will fulfill the long standing need of having an institute for training of trainers, in the absence of which the Instructors were being deputed to ATIs outside the state namely, ATI Howrah, ATI Hyderabad, ATI Kanpur, ATI Chennai etc, which was a costly affair in terms of time and resources.
To run the institute, 09 vocational instructors have been roped in from CTTC, Bhubaneswar. The institute is a residential one with well-furnished hostel facilities to accommodate 128 teachers at a time. The institute is spread over five acres of land near Talcher bus stand and has been constructed by IIDCO.