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One School of Printing & Allied Trades is functioning under administrative control of the Directorate of Printing, Stationery & Publication, Odisha, Madhupatna, Cuttack. It was established in the year, 1955 with an objective to bring-out skilled technicians in printing trades to the need of the Odisha Government Press as well as other Presses of Central and Private Sectors. Subsequently, the Printing School was converted into a Basic Training Centre since 1971 as per the provisions contain in section-9 of the Apprentices Act 1961. It is the only Basic Centre for the printing trade Apprentices of the State of Odisha.

Since 1971, this School is imparting training in different printing trades as well as Post-ITI apprenticeship training of the ITI NTC Holders. Initially, the training was provided in the trades viz: Letterpress, Composing, Lino Operator, Mono Operator and Engraving etc. Consequent upon introduction of latest printing technology, training is being imparted only in the trades like Offset, Platemaking, Retouching and Book Binding. The State Apprenticeship Advisor, after conducting necessary survey in this organisation has fixed the number of seat in different trades for imparting of such training. The details intake capacity and rate of stipend is mentioned as follows :-

Printing Section   Duration Rate of Stipend
Book Binding
(02 YearsTraining duration)
1st year-- Rs.3570/- p.m.
(02 YearsTraining duration)
2nd year-- Rs.4080/- p.m.
Offset Machine Minder
(03YearsTraining duration)
3rd year-- Rs.4590/- p.m.
(03 YearsTraining duration)

Similarly, the intake capacity of ITI & Engg. apprentices (52 seats) is as follows:

ITI Apprentices Sanction Duration of Rate of Strength Duration of Training Rate of Stipend
Fitter 5 one year training Rs.4590/- p.m.
M.M.V 2 one year training Rs.4590/- p.m.
Turner 2 one year training Rs.4590/- p.m.
Machinist 2 one year training Rs.4590/- p.m.
Electronic Mechanic 2 one year training Rs.4590/- p.m.
Electrician 3 one year training Rs.4590/- p.m.
COPA 20 one year training Rs.4080/- p.m
Welder 2 one year training Rs.4080/- p.m
Diesel Mechanic 2 two years training Rs.4080/- for 1st year
      Rs.4590/- for 2nd year
Carpenter 2 two year training Rs.4080/- for 1st year
Total 42   Rs.4590/- for 2nd year
  1. Engg. Apprentices(Diploma Holders):03(Mechanical Engg.-02, Electrical Engg.-01)
    Thus, the total intake capacity of School Unit .. 128 + 42 + 03 = 173
  2. Usually the School engages fresh apprentices twice in a year i.e March/April & August/ September also conducted all India Trade Test under SCTE & VT, BBSR and issue certificates accordingly.

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