Greater collaboration between Institutes to address local and environment issues

Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (FN Representative) Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday stressed the need for a greater collaboration between institutions to address the local issues and environment issues in a disaster prone state like Odisha. Inaugurating two new facilities-the Pushpagiri Lecture Hall Complex and Rishikulya Halls of Residence of IIT Bhubaneswar,Mr.Pradhan said IIT Bhubaneswar being a leading Institute in Odisha, should take the lead in the effective implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP-2020). The NEP2020, he said, would pave the path for holistic and multidisciplinary education helping the needy sections of the society. The Union Minister said he is looking forward to fruitful outcomes from the collaboration between IIT and SDI in the best interest of the society and fulfilling the vision put forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Such collaboration will help the underprivileged sections of the society especially in the mineral rich state of Odisha for enhancing their skill set under the valuable expertise and guidance of IIT Bhubaneswar, he said.

On this occasion, an MoU was exchanged by Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar and Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Chairman, Skill Development Institute (SDI) , Bhubaneswar in the presence of Mr.Pradhan . The MoU aimed at providing expertise and support from IIT Bhubaneswar to SDI in SDI’s endeavour enhancing skill development activities for unemployed, under-employed & underprivileged youth with technical education relevant to the industry. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Singh, Chairman, (BoG), IIT Bhubaneswar in his message expressed satisfaction on the momentous occasion and expressed confidence that the institute will play a major role in nation building and pave the path for a modern and decisive India Director, IIT Bhubaneswar Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar expressed happiness on the Inauguration of state of the art Educational Landscapes at IIT Bhubaneswar which will add to the quality education and housing of the students creating a global class infrastructure at the Institute.