Published: 22nd December 2020
ITI Bhubaneswar to offer drone pilot training, set up Drone Excellence Centre on campus
On successful completion of training, the trainees will be assessed by the National Council for Vocational Education and Training as well as IG Drones
The Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Bhubaneswar has decided to offer drone pilot training to its trainees.
The institute on Monday signed an MoU with IG Drones, a firm that provides drone solutions and pilot training across India. As per the pact, IG Drones will set up a 'Drone Excellence Center' having high-end workstations and flying simulators powered by the latest software and equipment to facilitate the training.
Apart from training, IG Drones will be responsible for providing safety gears to be used while on-field training, maintenance tools for the annual maintenance of the drones, engaging personnel for industrial standard on-field training and placement support for the trained pilots.
On its part, the Government ITI, Bhubaneswar will provide a space of 2,000 sq ft for setting up of the lab. The duration of the course will be for six months. On successful completion of training, the trainees will be assessed by the National Council for Vocational Education and Training as well as IG Drones and awarded the national trade certificate in Drone Piloting and Development Trade.
The MoU was signed between ITI Bhubaneswar Principal Jeetamitra Satpathy and Skill Development head and board member head of IG Drones Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra.
Satpathy said that the course will be offered to the trainees as soon as the new academic session begins. Sources said the State Government also has plans to introduce the drone pilot training course in ITI Cuttack.