Awantipora : Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department (SDD), Dr.Asgar Hassan Samoon on Friday inaugurated the newly constructed Government Polytechnic College here in presence of Vice Chancellor (VC), Islamic University of Science & Technology (IUST), Prof. Shakil Ahmad Romshoo.
The campus has been constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 19 crore and has been completed recently.
After inaugurating the college, the Principal Secretary observed that some machinery and equipments have already been installed in the lab and directed the IUST representatives of college to install the remaining machinery and equipment immediately.
The Principal Secretary further instructed the college representatives to ensure 100% admission besides apprenticeship with Industry for better placement of pass outs should also be looked into. He highlighted that the college being centrally located shall be made as a placement hub keeping in view the industry requirements of the area.
Dr.Samoon also stressed upon representatives of college that various government initiatives aimed at the promotion of skill and talent in universities and colleges across J&K should be publicized regularly so that maximum youth are attracted to them. He added that government is determined to make all universities in Jammu and Kashmir as the successful skill hubs of the innovation.
Talking about the importance of skill-based learning, the Principal Secretary instructed the Director SDD that strenuous efforts should be made to build the highly sophisticated skills in students across all institutions in J&K.