Scheme of Polytechnics
The following four components of polytechnics under “Sub-Mission on Polytechnics under the Coordinated Action for Skill Development” have been transferred from Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) in 2017 to Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and to Directorate General of Training (DGT) in September 2018.
Letter regarding transfer of scheme from MHRD to MSDE dt. 05th July, 2017
Letter regarding transfer of scheme from MSDE to DGT dt. 05th September, 2018
1.Setting Up of New Polytechnics in Un-served & Underserved Districts
Under this scheme, 300 new polytechnics are being set up by the State Governments/ Union Territories in un-served and underserved districts with assistance from Government of India limited to Rs.12.3 crore per polytechnic to meet the capital costs of establishing a polytechnic.
Central Government provides the grant to meet the non-recurring costs as under:
|i. Civil Works||= Rs 8.00 crore|
|ii. Equipment/Machinery/Library Books/ Furniture/Vehicle||= Rs 4.30 crore|
|Total (per Polytechnic)||= Rs. 12.30 crore|
Whereas the State Government shall provide the land required as per AICTE Norms, free of cost, for setting up the Polytechnic, the State Government shall also meet any additional requirement of non-recurring expenditure over and above the ceilings of Rs. 12.30 crores. Further, it shall also be the responsibility of the State Government to bear all the recurring expenditure in running the polytechnic. The State Government will identify the location for the proposed polytechnics under the Scheme in the selected districts.
2. Central assistance for Construction of Women's Hostels in selected Polytechnics
In order to enhance women enrolment in polytechnic education, the Scheme for Construction of Women’s Hostels in selected Polytechnics was introduced in the 11th Plan. The scheme envisages financial assistance subject to a maximum of Rs. 1.00 crore for each polytechnic, to be provided to 500 existing AICTE approved Government / Government aided Polytechnics, for the construction of women’s hostel.
3. Central assistance for up-gradation of selected Polytechnics
Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided by Government of India to upgrade infrastructure facilities of 500 existing diploma level public funded Polytechnics by (i) providing financial assistance for modern equipments and by replacement of obsolete equipments, (ii) providing modern facilities for application of IT in teaching, learning and testing processes and (iii) introduction of new diploma courses. The Scheme provides for Central assistance to 500 polytechnics, upto ₹2.00 crores per Polytechnic.
4. Scheme of Community Development Through Polytechnics (CDTP)
CDTP scheme envisages providing non formal, short term, employment oriented skill development programmes, through AICTE approved Polytechnics, to various sections of the community, particularly the rural, unorganized & disadvantaged sections of the society, to enable them to obtain gainful self / wage employment. Duration of training usually ranges from three to six months. These courses are being offered by the Polytechnics in their premises, as well as through extension centres, set up in nearby locations, from where, these courses can be offered to the local community. No fee is charged from the trainees under this Scheme and there is no restriction of age and qualification for the trainees.
Recurring grant upto Rs. 17.00 lakh per polytechnic per annum is provided by Central Government