Chapter 10: Set up Laboratory, Workshop

10.1 Guidelines for lab Setup

Under the scheme adequate requirement in terms of tools, equipment and machinery for the development of soft and basic technical skills has been provided to the schools. The list of the tools and equipment has been provided by the Sector Skills Council and the content developer, which has formed the basis for purchase of relevant machinery and equipment for the vocational course (refer to the equipment list). Linkages will have to be developed with industry and other organizations for specialized technical training using their equipment and expertise. In addition, the requirements for modern tools and equipments could also be assessed taking the help of employers, relevant organizations, and professionals in the field. Linkages will have to be developed with industry and other organizations for specialized technical training using their equipments and expertise.
Funds for maintenance of tools and equipment have also been provided under the scheme. Proper inventory and upkeep of all items purchased under the Scheme should be ensured. The procurement of the equipment will made by the respective schools with the help of the subcommittee of School Management Development Committee (SMDC) (refer the roles of Subcommittee of SMDC under Governance at State)

Retail Lab:
Some photographs of the Retail labs set up in the schools are given below. [Resource: List of Equipment for Retail Lab]10.1
Security Lab:

Some photographs of the Security labs set up in the schools are given below. [Resource: List of Equipment for Security Lab].
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Auto Lab:
Some photographs of the Automotive lab set up in the schools are given below. [Resource: List of Equipment for Auto Lab]10.3
IT / ITes Lab:
Some photographs of the IT / ITes lab set up in the schools are given below. The IT lab needs to have well equipped desk tops with open source software and /or Windows, MS-Office. A minimum of 1 computer for 2 students is required. The lab should have internet connectivity for all the computers and the lab should be networked.
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Beauty & Wellness Lab:
Some photographs of the Beauty & Wellness lab set up in the schools are given below
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Health Care Lab:
Some photographs of the Health Care lab set up in the schools are given below
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Physical Education & Sports Lab:
Some photographs of the Physical Education & Sports lab set up in the schools are given below
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10.2 Procurement Process

In view of Govt, of India guidelines/scheme for the implementation of the centrally sponsored pilot project under NSQF, State Govt., have approval the proposal to order procurement of necessary equipments through Sub Committee of each school comprising of three members from SMDC including the Chairman of the SMDC, three official members Vocational Coordinator (School), Vocational Teacher and the Head of the Institution i.e. Principal. However, keeping in view the equipment to be used, representative bf district Industry/technical education Department, Representative from Sector skill Council be included in the Sub Committee for the purpose of procurement. Wadhwani Foundation representative will coordinate with Sector Skill Council to ensure their participation. The list of tools and equipments required to be procured are enclosed in Annexure 1,11 & III. In case of automobile equipment, the proposal is to buy second hand equipment as the cost of new equipment is quite prohibitive and the students can have advantage to experiment through dismantling and joining /fixing by trying their hands on old equipment freely.
The Sub Committee as a first priority procure the equipment from the rate contract list. In case the item is not on the rate list, it should be procured from the authorised dealer of the company by inviting quotations on competitive rates. Similar procedure for inviting quotations in case of 2nd hand equipments required for automobile subject be adopted.

All the formalities be completed and the order be kept ready and placed with the concerned dealers on the receipt of financial sanction from the State Govt. The heads of the institution must follow financial procedure and there should not be any compromise in regard to quality and specification as approved.