KOLKATA, (C.M. Paul) – Marking the Platinum Jubilee year of the institution, Don Bosco Technical School Liluah has its Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technician (MET) Course approved by Assam Don Bosco University.
“We are the first among some 125 Don Bosco Techs in the country to be awarded this certification,” said Superintendent of DB Tech Liluah Fr Tomy.
To date DB Tech Liluah awarded students who completed two years of NCVT [National Council for Vocational Training] – a Machinist diploma. The Machinists who put in one more year of study were given an Institutes’ Don Bosco Tech Diploma for 3 years which is recognized in private circles.
With the above diploma, there is no possibility for a lateral entry in Engineering Colleges with an Institute’s Diploma.
With the introduction of ADBU certification “our students are on a platform where in they will be accepted in Govt circles as Diploma holders,” explained Fr Tomy who runs the three streams (Fitter / Turner / Machinist) of ITI two year courses for Class X / XII passed students.
Last week Fr Tomy presented the ADBU MET Syllabus during DB Tech national meeting held at Mumbai.
“Each DB Tech centre in India should become a centre of excellence (be it Mechanical, Civil, Carpentry, Electrical, or Computer). What each centre needs to do is just to prepare a syllabus for a 3 year programme and get the same approved by ADBU. “
As a caution note Fr Tomy said, “In preparing the syllabus, we do need to consider the youngsters who come to us, they may not be the cream of the society but we need to bring them up to a certain standard equivalent to Engineering.”
Fr Tomy insists that “We have Infrastructure but what we lack is only certification.”
Today, QCI accreditation is must to begin any new trades.
He adds, “Our DB Tech centres should go for QCI certification, which would enable us to have a check on our staff and maintenance of machines and the entire infrastructure.”
Contact classes and the examinations for the first batch will be held at DBU Guwahati centre in July 2013.
All the students who passed out of DBL and procured Institutes’ Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technician (MET), may avail of this opportunity by appearing in the Examination July 13′ with a nominal examination fees prescribed by the University. The intake capacity for the next session will be 60.