BHUBANESWAR: Union skill development and entrepreneurship minister on Sunday inaugurated the main campus of Skill Development Institute (SDI) at Taraboi village in Jatni area, around 35 km from the state capital.

The main campus, spread over 46 acres of land, has academic block, administrative building, workshop and other facilities. The foundation stone for the main campus was laid by President on March 18 last year.

“Students will get world-class education and training here so that they can work in different parts of the world,” said while inaugurating the institute.

The first phase expansion of the institute is already over but the second and third phase will be ready by the year end. Around Rs 300 crore has been earmarked for the construction of the institute.

The SDI, managed by Limited (IOCL), has been functioning from Mancheswar industrial estate in the city since May 9, 2016. This centre has been offering courses in seven trades and providing employability skills training to about 200 students per batch.

The institute will impart skill development training to over 50,000 students in 25 regular trades keeping the demand in mind in sectors like hydrocarbons and other industries.

It will offer entrepreneurship programmes of national and global interest. Specific local needs will also be taken care of to promote jobs in the local industry.

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