DGE&T has two Foremen
Training Institutes (FTIs) at Bangalore and Jamshedpur. The institute at Bangalore was set up in
1970 in collaboration with technical and financial assistance from the State of
Baden Wuerttemberg of Federal Republic of Germany for technological and
behavioural upgradation of supervisory skills. The State of Baden Wuerttemberg since
inception of the institute has provided a total assistance of DM 8.15 million
till the end of 1997 in terms of
equipment, German expert services and training of faculty. The Objective of the Institute is:
to train the existing and potential
shop-floor foremen and supervisors in technical and managerial skills through
long-term and short-term courses.
objectives inter-alia include consciousness of better quality and productivity,
ability for problem solving, cost reduction, and application of modern
technology etc. The
institute besides, offering regular courses on Diploma and Post Diploma in
Foremanship also offers short-term courses as well as Tailor- made courses
suiting to the needs of industries.
In order to cope up with the changing industrial scenario, the
Institute entered into an agreement with the State of Baden Wuerttemberg,
Germany under which training facilities in the areas like CAD, CNC technology,
Welding, Engineering Instrumentation and Metrology, Pneumatics,
Electro-pneumatic etc. are being upgraded.
Under the agreement, financial assistance to the tune of DM 0.75 million
for the period 1995-2000 is being provided. Sophisticated equipment worth Rs. 0.54 million
has been received at the institute during 1998 &1999 for
upgrading/establishing of Electrical/Electronics and CAD laboratories. A large number of public and private
sector establishments and other Governmental Organisations have availed of the
training facilities for the training of their supervisory personnel.
Another Foremen Training Institute at Jamshedpur was established in
October, 1982. This Institute is offering short-term courses in the areas of
Production Planning and Management, Quality Control, Basic Electronics and
Supervisory Development and has been functioning on a limited scale in a portion
of a building of Government polytechnic.
Although land for setting up of the institute has been obtained, due to
resource constraints its own building could not be constructed.