Staff Correspondent

Programmes to be modified based on market requirement

  • Centre at Dandeli set up, another at Mundagod soon
  • Institute may also start a placement centre

    HUBLI: The Deshpande Rural Development and Self-Employment Training Institute (RUDSETI), Halyal, will expand its operations in Uttara Kannada by setting up more centres in the district and tying up with major companies for various vocational training programmes.

    Former Minister and chairman of the institute R.V. Deshpande told presspersons here on Thursday that the institute had set up a centre at Dandeli and another one would be coming up in Mundagod soon.

    The institute was also thinking of starting a placement centre. The training programmes of the institute would be modified based on the market requirement and to enable the rural youth to acquire skills that would help them get jobs in good companies or explore self-employment opportunities, Mr. Deshpande said.

    With the objective of helping rural students in their overall personality development, the institute would start two new programmes. While the "Ekalavya" programme would be for the rural youth, the "Pygmalion" programme would be for children, he said.

    Initially, the programmes would be started at a few schools on a pilot basis and would be extended to other centres based on feedback, he said.

    The former Minister said the State Government should take the initiative of setting up RUDSET institutes in all district centres. Either it should establish them on its own or do so with the help of private institutions or organisations. Over the years RUDSET institutes had succeeded in their objectives, he observed.

    Annual report

    Earlier, giving the annual report of the D-RUDSETI, Halyal, Ananthayya Achar, director of the institute said 1,831 students were either placed in jobs or had taken up self-employment after completing their training in the institute during 2006-07. Sham Kamat, member secretary of Board of Governors of the institute, and others took part.