Mangaluru: Why Pay ‘Big Bucks’ at ‘Big Institutions’, When ‘Govt.ITI (W)’ Offers ‘Skill Courses for FREE’

“If we have to promote the development of our country, then our mission has to be skill development and skilled India. Millions of Indian youth should go for acquisition of skills and there should be a network across the country for this and not the archaic systems.”-Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Mangaluru: You can chose one of your favorite institutes to get training in skill development courses, by paying huge fees-or you can make use of yet another opportunity by getting the best training through dedicated and sincere faculty at the Government Institute of Technology for Women (ITI_Women), located near Kadri Hills here. An Awareness Programme on various Training Schemes implemented in ITI’s to NGOs was held at the Govt. ITI (Women) premises, jointly organized by Hotel Taj Gateway-Mangaluru and Govt. ITI for Women.

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Before going further into the details of this awareness program, I want to elaborate on the success stories of the achievement and results that Govt. ITI (Women) has shown under the able and dedicated leadership of Principal Balakrishna ever since he took charge of this institution in 2013. The institute had conducted Soft Skill Training Programme to final year Trainees; the institute has been getting Good Result Every Year, about 90%; Placement has been made in both the trades for Apprenticeship Training and appointment in Govt. & Private Sectors; The Trainees had participated in both State and National Level Skill Competition; The existing Trades i.e. C.O.P.A. and Electronic Mechanic have been upgraded by procuring shortage of Equipments and Furniture; Conducted EDP Programme; Celebrated World Environment Day in association with The Gateway Hotel (Taj Group); Conducted Free Medical Camp & Awareness programs for women in association with Local NGOs. (Gundalike Nagarika Seva Sangha); Sought QCI accreditation (NCVT affiliation) as per DGE&T Norms; and has conducted various short term courses to unemployed youths and arrangements have been made for placement.

The Awareness programme began with invoking God’s blessings rendered through a prayer song by a girls student of ITI, followed by welcome address delivered by Lokesh, a lecturer at the Institute. The programme was inaugurated by lighting of the traditional lamp by chief guest Prof. Hilda Rayappan, Director, Prajna Counseling Centre-Mangaluru, along with Guests of honor Smt. Roopa D Bangera, Corporator,MCC. Mangalore; P. B. Harish, Former President D.K. District Journalists Association-Mangaluru; Smt. Matharani Mathias,IMC Member; and presided over by Sri. Balakrishna A-Principal,Govt. ITI for Women. Resource Persons for the programme were Smt. Malini Rodrigues,Community Co-ordinate Officer,MCC, Mangaluru, Smt Florine D’Souza, Lecturer, St. Aloysius P.U. College-Mangaluru, Smt Sujatha Kishore- Prop. of a Unisex Beauty parlor and Spa, and Vynath Bhagavan- Human Resource Manager at Hotel Taj Gateway-Mangaluru.

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Chief guest, Hilda Rayappan referring to a Kannada proverb “Kai Kesaraadare Bai Mosaru” (which means that if you work hard, then you will reap the benefits in terms of riches. The literal translation means that if you dirty your hands (by working hard), your mouth will be full) addressed the gathering saying, ” These days the younger generation don’t want to dirty their hands by doing hard jobs in agriculture or automobile line, they look for easy jobs, where they can sit behind computers, like a IT job. God has given ten hand fingers and we need to put them in use by doing hard and dirty jobs. We need to encourage skill development schemes-if you lack skills, you won’t get jobs.So its better to learn as many skills you can try to learn. Young women should learn housework skills. Theory is not sufficient, you need more of practicals. You need to develop self-esteem qualities, involve in community service projects- and if you get trained in skill development courses you will also do it for the benefit and growth of the nation”

“The government of India has launched new programmes for skill development for the youth and to train them for various professions. Prime Miniser Narendra Modi had on the 68th Independence Day announced that Indian youth had a lot of potential and with skill development they will rise and shine, making India a developed country from a developing one. The Skill Government of India under the government of India is planning to launch the programme to provide vocational education and training to the youth of India. Under this programme, youth will be imparted training and courses to enhance their skills to make them more eligible and qualified for better jobs” added Rayappan..

Rayappan further advised that the programme will help the youth of the socio-economic class to get employment. She encouraged the youth to enroll themselves in the various skilled courses offered at Govt. ITI for Women. The other dignitaries on the dais complimented Balakrishna A, the Principal of Govt. ITI for his dedication and commitment to this institution by raising it to greater heights under his leadership- they also complimented the students and institution for bringing name and fame .

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On behalf of Hotel Taj Gateway, which has partnered with Govt. ITI for Women in offering free Hotel Industry/Hospitality Courses, Vynath Bhagavan, the HR Manager of Taj Gateway-Mangaluru said, ” We are happy to be associated with this institute in offering three hospitality courses namely- House-Keeping; Front-Office Assistant; and Food and Beverage -each of these three courses are of 2 months duration, and you need to pass SSLC. Once you successfully complete these courses you will have 100% placement at Taj Group of Hotels. And these courses are offered absolutely free of cost. I request the representatives of various NGOs gathered here to avail these free courses for their inmates or anyone that they know”.

Principal Balakrishna briefing the audience about various courses offered at Govt. ITI for Women said, ” Apart from the hospitality courses which are offered free at the institution, other courses that are offered free are- Beautician Basic (1 month duration-Qualification-SSLC pass or fail), Beautician Advance ( 2 months-SSLC pass or fail); Hand Embroidery and Zardoshi ( 1 month-SSLC pass or fail); Artificial Jewellery Making (1 month-SSLC pass or fail). We also offer other courses with a minimum fees, like Computer Fundamental, MS Office and Internet ( 1 month-SSLC pass or fail); Bridge Course in association with Bosch-Bengaluru ( 2 months-SSLC pass-100% placement); Basic Electronics-Repair of Inverter, UPS and Stabilizers ( 1 month-SSLC pass or fail); and many other computer related courses”.

He further said, “In 2016, we will introduce Electrician 2 years course (SSLC pass) and Mech. Refrigeration and air Conditioning 2 years course (SSLC pass). We have excellent and dedicated faculty members here who always make sure the students learn and get trained properly. I request each one of you to spread the news of the various courses offered here and avail the best benefits out of them”. Representatives from various NGOs in DK and city who attended this awareness programme of the courses offered at Govt. ITI(W) assured of their support and encouragement to this institute by trying to send candidates. Lecturer Lokesh proposed the vote of thanks.


For more information on courses offered at Govt. ITI for Women (Boys are also welcomed to apply) call : 0824-2216360 Web: email:

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