welfare of the society. Probably the syllabi in force in the community colleges' of the advanced countries can guide us, but we have to modify those according to our existing resources and prevailing social and cultural situations. People from different industries should be consulted in framing such syllabi because they know what types of skills' are required for their industries and can incorporate those for the students of these institutes. If possible Study and Learning Materials (SLM) should be provided in mother tongue because these are meant for those who are supposed to be weak in English.
The PPP (Public Private Partnership) model may be a fruitful one for opening up these I.T.Is or I.T.I type institutes. In Assam, if Oil, ONGC and Tea industry join hands with the Assam Government in developing such institutes, we think, it will be a revolutionary step in this direction. These industries can help the Government right from framing the syllabi to providing experts for training. This will definitely improve the quality of training imparted to the students and will make them skilled ones as per the actual requirement of the industry. The students can be exposed to the actual work situations of these industries time to time during their training. This will give a tremendous boost to the confidence level' of these students.
Big Industries probably can also open up such institutes under their 'corporate social responsibility scheme. It will help these industries to build up a pool of really skilled workers for their own industry in case of future requirements.
According to the information with us, there are several administrative flaws in the existing system under which the I.T.I s are running. The I.T.I s and other vocational training institutes are under an administrative structure where policy