Government Polytechnic Bicholim - GP Bicholim - GP
Government Polytechnic at Bicholim started functioning as an independent Institute from the year 1992, prior to which the Department of Mining Engineering was functioning as a branch of Government Polytechnic Panaji, at Bicholim. Now this is a pioneering Institute of technology with spacious and beautiful campus at Mayem, Bicholim with good infrastructural facilities Presently the total strength of the students studying at the institute in various courses/programmes is approx 450(2009-2010). The Institute follows the service rules of the Government of Goa. The State Government has contributed in providing necessary infrastructure to the institute. It has a well equipped labs and work shop with equipments and machinery sufficient enough to provide technical skills to the students. It has a Learning resource Utilisation Centre which houses a library with 8000 books in Engineering disciplines, journals & periodicals as well as institute projects, a reading hall, study room and Technical journal section The Polytechnic also has a Seminar hall, which is used for organizing cultural events, and enough space for indoor games. The Institute also has hostel facilities for boys only. The institute provides necessary training to staff and arranges campus interviews for students. Also feedback from the industries regarding the needs of industries is obtained and an effort is made to acquaint the student of it. The institute is proud of the fact that the placements of our pass outs have been quite good. The rapport of institute with industries has been growing rapidly every year. A classic example of this is the introduction of industrial sponsorship scheme for students of diploma in Mining-by-Mining industries wherein the entire expenses of the three-year diploma course would be borne by the sponsoring industry with a condition that the student should serve them at least for two years. Also, to get hands on experience, the final year students are deputed for training in industries on Saturday, public holidays and even during vacation so as to get a feel of the industrial environment.
The cell looks after visits to industries, arrangement of campus interviews, and interviews at offices of different industries for training and placement as apprentice trainee/regular appointments. The cell also arranges guest faculty from the industry to deliver lectures on recent technology adopted by various industries. The Institute has excellent rapport with nearby industries like Dempo Mining Corporation, ACGL, Nestle India, Guala Industries, Tata InfoTech, Finolex, Phil Corp, etc Under the apprenticeship Act 1961 industries are required to provide apprenticeship training for duration of 1 year for diploma holders during which they receive stipend at the rate of Rs. 1160/- per month. Half the amount is reimbursed by the BOAT(Board Of Apprenticeship Training), Western Region. The number of seats for such training depends upon the size of industry. The training and placement cell has a feed back system through which pass-out students of various branches are assisted, advised and guided for various job opportunities and avenues of career advancement.