Dr. Madhumita Kalita
Principal
PCPS Girls' Polytechnic
 
  Community College  
 
There are more than 3500 polytechnics and equivalent technical institutions which exhibit potential to provide skill training to millions of youth through their own facilities and or by establishing extension centres in collaboration with ITIs, or Vocational Skill Knowledge providers, NGOs. These polytechnics can also render useful services in adoption of appropriate technologies and providing technical and support services to rural people and slum dwellers.

AICTE approved polytechnics are considered to be a viable vehicle for providing the intended services as mentioned above. The rationale for choosing AICTE approved Polytechnics for the implementation of Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnics is based on the fact that AICTE approved Polytechnics are equipped with the following type of resources:

» Polytechnics are equipped with physical facilities in the form of buildings, lecture halls, laboratories, workshops, hostels etc. which could be used as Knowledge and Skill Centres for rural community and slums dwellers;
» Polytechnics have qualified and trained faculty who can scientifically formulate, implement and monitor community oriented programs and projects especially where the activity of adoption of appropriate technology is involved;
» Polytechnics have technicians and craftsmen whose services can be utilized to some extent for imparting skill training and adoption of appropriate technologies.

Students of Polytechnics could be of tremendous help in making meaningful contribution to community and rural development. Polytechnics can, therefore, render vital assistance in the community development work. This, they can do partly by utilizing their own resources and partly by mobilizing the resources available at the higher technological institutions. The involvement of Polytechnics in implementing the Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnics is need of the hour.

Objectives of Skill Development Training Programmes:

» Providing basic skills, knowledge and attitudes for self/wage employment to intended beneficiaries in their own villages/communities or nearby areas.
» Imparting entrepreneurial skills for initiating micro/tiny enterprises especially for the rural youth and community.
» Offering skill up-gradation programs in their own fields, or for adoption of appropriate technologies for enhancing their employment prospects e.g. masons may be trained for construction of bio-gas plants, low cost latrines, water storage tanks, ferro-cement articles; blacksmith may be trained in welding, fabrication, etc.
» Identifying and conducting special skill training programs for Women, SCs/STs, OBCs, minorities, school dropouts, street children, physically handicapped, economically weaker sections of the society and other under-privileged persons
» Special training programs on health and hygiene, sanitation and mechanization of sanitary services and skill programs pertaining to liberation and rehabilitation of scavengers may be organized.

Community College: Course Offered

Courses Community Skill Diploma Level Intake
Font Office Management Operation (FOMO) I & II 100