NARENDRAPUR, KOLKATA – 700103 WEST BENGAL
Since 1964, Ramakrishna Mission Blind Boys’ Academy has been imparting vocational training to the adult blinds, of ages in the range 17-30 years with education of at least Class X standard with a view to resettle them in the mainstream of the society. ITI training previously called Light Engineering Training is one of the major residential training of the vocational part. The trainees from different parts of Bengal and from outside of Bengal come to have 2 years durational training, namely, Metal Cutting Attendant (MCA) which is now affiliated by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT), New Delhi and the session starts in August every year. We broadcast the information about the training from All India Radio, Kolkata at least 2 months before from the commencement of the training and the candidates may download the Admission form from our Website: www.rkmbba.org.
The trainees are taught how to operate Power-driven machine-like Drill, Power Press, Centre Lathe, Capstan Lathe, Hacksaw, Fly Press / Ball Press etc. In addition to that they also learn Braille, Mobility training, Basic Computer, Envelop-making, Carpentry work, Electric wiremanship and preparing candles. Through these types of jobs, they could develop their Motor Skill and confidence to do any respective job in future. Our Placement Cell also makes a special drive to procure that type of employment for them through which they can run their own life and family as a responsible member of the society. This is very comprehensive and intensive training for the blind adults which develops their self-confidence.