Polytechnics can, render vital assistance in the community development work. This, they can do partly by utilizing their own resources and partly by mobilizing the resources available at the higher technological institutions. In order that the human resource is developed for gainful employment/self- employment, the training must be need based, and should provide employable/ self-employable skills. The purpose of the skill development is to create skilled and knowledge based manpower by empowering them technically so that they can earn their sustainable livelihood. The involvement of Polytechnics in implementing the Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnics is need of the hour.
Following are the major activities identified under the Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnics:
Need Assessment Surveys
Skill Development Training Programmes
Disseminate and Application of Appropriate Technologies
Technical and Support Services
In order to impart skill training and accomplish ground level physical delivery of new technologies at the doorsteps of the rural people, our Polytechnic established 5 Extension Centres –
in the nodal villages so that each centre covers a cluster of villages in its vicinity. . These centres will act as an extension arm of the polytechnic and will provide skill training, repair and maintenance services and common facility for group enterprises, information sharing and hiring technical facilities .