Minister of Higher Education, Information Technology and Biotechnology, Skills Development and Science and Technology CN Ashwath Narayan said on Saturday that the Byndoor Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in the district Udupi will offer 11 new courses.
Speaking to reporters at Byndoor, after inspecting the civil works at the ITI which is being modernized in association with Tata Technologies Ltd. Under the UDYOGA program, the Minister said that among the new courses, the duration of six will be one year and that of the remaining five will be two years.
The minister said that the ITI in the rural area is being upgraded to international standards.
Academically, ITI will offer such courses which are demanded by the industry. Thus, students will not remain unemployed. ITI will provide quality education, he said.
The minister lost his temper when an engineer failed to produce the required documents related to the civil works. He asked him to make sure that there was no compromise in the quality of the work. The project must be completed within the prescribed time frame. There should be no laxity in the work, the minister said.
When asked questions from reporters, the minister said Congress was following dynasty policy. “It is a foreign party and not the people’s party,” the minister said, adding that the BJP wanted to annihilate the country’s Congress. Congress gave inefficient administration and the party lost its relevance in the country.
To another question, the minister said that students have the option of attending classes online or offline.