Community Polytechnic Scheme

* Year of starting of C.P. Scheme - 1979

* Project engineer of the Scheme - Mr. A.G. Parm.

* Main Components of the Scheme:-

1. Socio Economic Surveys.
2. Man power Development.
3. Transfer of Technology.
4. Technical Services.
5. Technical Support Services.
6. Dissemination of Information.

1.Socio Economic Survey:- Community Polytechnic undertake the socio economic, technical surveys of the areas selected for activities. Such surveys lead to determination of the felt needs and identification of the direction in which the rural development efforts are likely to bring quicker results. Based on the outcome of these surveys, the polytechnics prepare detailed time bound “Annual operational plan” indicating there in, objectives, targets to be accomplished, resource needs implementation processes and monitoring and evaluation in mechanism.

2.Man Power Development:- In-order that the human resources is developed for gainful employment, the training must be need based and should provide employable skills, keeping in view the market requirements for various trades.
Short term non-formal, modular courses of 3-6 months duration depending on the local needs and commensurate with the available local resources. The objectives of the Manpower Development are as follows:-
      (a) Providing basic Skills, Knowledge and attitudes for self/wage employment in their own village or             near by areas.
      (b) Imparting entire prenecurial skills for initiation micro enterprises with specially designed programs             for the rural youth.
      (c) Offering skill-up gradation programs in their own fields or for adoption of appropriate technologies            for enhancing their employment prospects.
      (d) Identifying and conducting special training programs for women, Sc’s/S.t’s minorities, school             dropouts, street children and physically handicapped.

3. Transfer of technology:- A large number of technologies have been developed by various research institutions and laboratories in the form of appropriate technologies. The details of all available appropriate technologies are collected from various agencies and organization engaged in research and development of appropriate, low cost technologies through NITTTR’S. These appropriate, low cost technologies are transferred to rural people to improve their quality of life productivity and energy efficiency.

4. Technical Services:-In rural areas, a large number of equipments are being used in farm and non-farm sector, for their sustained working, proper repair and maintenance services are to be provided. They also require technical help to solve their practical problems. Camps are organized to conduct the minor repairs of the various equipments, through extension centers and also at site. Service centers and repair shops can also be set up for this purpose. The conception of production-cum-training is introduced at the extension centers, so as to undertake the production of items, which are needed by the community.

5. Technical supports services:-In addition to technical services, the villagers also need technical support/guidance for their professional improvement to indent the scope of their activities and to enhance their productivity. It also includes complete guidance in acquiring loans, supply of raw materials, acquisition of necessary know-how, development or marketing and distributing facilities to others.

6. Dissemination of Information:- Assimilation and dissemination of information or rural development is another important activity. This can be done through publication and distribution of technical literatures containing information useful to the rural people for this purpose, all communication media, such as brochures, leaflets, filmstrips, video films and other audio visual-aids can be used. Dissemination of information can also be promoted by organizing demonstration camps, exhibitions, community workshops, seminars and also by using mass media like video films, radio and television networks etc.

In Kashmir Govt. Polytechnic, the Community Polytechnic Scheme was started in 1978-79. Our institution was one of the first 35 Polytechnics of India, where this scheme was first started on an experimental basis
Our institution has set up a main center within the institution, to undertake various activities of the C.P. Scheme:

Extension Centers ( Min. 05 in No.) are being established every year and in order to cover maximum target area/people, location of extension centers in shifted from place to place, depending on the needs and priorities. Skill development training programs, relevant to the community needs are being imparted through extension centers.

N.G.O’s voluntary agencies, professionals technical experts, I.T.I’s, Secondary/Higher schools are also be involved in the establishment of extension centers
The trade-wise distribution of persons trained in various trades, under the community polytechnic Scheme, since inception as under:-

      1. Transformer fabrication-1096.
      2. Machine Kuitting-1360.
      3. Cutting/Tailoring-1700.
      4. House-Wiring-1322.
      5. Plumbing-201.
      6. Crewal-5463.
      7. Steno/Typing-830.
      8. Tilla-work-601.
      9. Motor-winding-673.
      10. Gabba/Namda making-180.
      11. Kangri/Basket making-185.
      12. Computer-1483.
      13. Radio/T.V. repair-106.
      14. Kerw-petrol engine repair-30.
      15. Compositing/Machinist/Book-Binding-30.
      16. Driving and Mant. of vehicles-15.
      17. Sozni-25.

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