INTRODUCTION:

In India Technical Education is imparted generally in three levels i.e. ITI, DIPLOMA and DEGREE in a massive scale. Some passed out graduates are also prosecuting Post-Graduate courses and undertaking Research work. Diploma level institutions play a vital role in producing Diploma holders in various fields of Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Architecture, Film & TV and Medical related Diploma courses. These Diploma pass outs render their services in the capacity of skilled technicians, supervisors and middle level technical trained man-power as per the need of Industries/ Govt. Dept./ Public Sectors undertakings/ Defense/ Railways and all other sectors. Due to rapid industrial growth in the sector like Steel, Sponge Iron, Power, Aluminum, IT etc. by leading Private sectors like Arceller Mittal Group, Jindal, Vedanta, ESSAR STEEL etc. in addition to capacity expansion of existing public sector units like RSP, NALCO, NTPC, IB VALLEY PROJECT etc., Odisha is becoming an industrial hub in the Eastern Zone. Seeing this high potential of employment for Diploma holders large number of institutes were established as per norms and standards of AICTE and approved by AICTE / State Govt. and affiliated to SCTE&VT, Odisha, Bhubaneswar. At present there are 150 Engineering Schools/ Polytechnics (35Govt./ Govt. Aided + 115 Private) in the state with approved intake of 46,670 in 35 disciplines of Engineering, Non-Engineering and Film & TV courses. The Govt. is very keen to expand polytechnic education and to produce quality technician manpower through polytechnics in the State. An integrated approach for Technical Education has been adopted i.e. provision for admission of ITI pass out to 3rdSemester Diploma and Polytechnic pass out to 3rdSemester Degree Engineering made under lateral entry scheme.

ADMINISTRATION AND CERTIFICATION:

The Government Polytechnics/ Engineering Schools of the State are under the administrative control of the Directorate of Technical Education & Training (DTE&T), Odisha, Cuttack, under the Department of Skill Development and Technical Education, Government of Odisha, Bhubaneswar. BPFTIO, Cuttack, IGIT, Sarang& ITT, Choudwar are fully aided polytechnics managed by Registered Societies. All the Diploma Courses of the state are affiliated to the State Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training (SCTE&VT), Odisha. Semester Examination is conducted at the end of each semester except for the course in Pharmacy which is in yearly pattern. Diploma is awarded after passing the final examination conducted by SCTE&VT, Odisha.

TRAINING AND PLACEMENT:

In order to facilitate recruitment of the final year / passed out students in different Industries/ Organizations through off campus/ in campus, Training & Placement Cell has been established in each Diploma Institute. The provision of one-year Post Diploma Apprenticeship Training by Board of Practical Training (ER), Government of India is optional for the passed out students. One Central Placement Cell (CPC) has been functioning newly since 2014 under the direct supervision of DTE&T, Odisha for conducting recruitments centrally. Besides getting placement in various Central/ State Govt. Departments/ Defence / Paramilitary forces, our Polytechnic students are continuously getting employed with attractive package, in the industries/ organization like TATA Steel, Mando India, Gavrial India, Spicer India, Mattex Infra Ltd, TATA Telex Service Ltd., ACC Cement Ltd., HINDAL Co. Ltd, TRL- Belpahar, Mahindra & Mahindra, Add Soft, Gupta Power Infrastructure, JK Papers Ltd, Sewa Paper Ltd, Mahle Filter System, Sipla-Pune, Jayashree Chemicals, Johnder-Pune, ESSEL Mining, ESSAR Steel, MESCO Steel, IMFA group, Adani Group, Adhunik Metalics.