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Odisha CM urges Universities to focus on Skill Development

Chief Minister at BPUT WorkshopBhubaneswar, Sep 21: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnik urged the universities to focus on technical education by adding soft skill development, industry exposure and interdisciplinary studies in their syllabus.

Patnaik inaugurated a national level workshop titled ‘Present and future perspective of technical education’ organized by Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) today here. The national level workshop was organized by BPUT at hotel Swastik premium here.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that students must be imparted technical education to compete in the current global scenario. He also urged to universities to take special care in encouraging research and development. Many dignitaries including Odisha Minister Sanjay Das Burma, AICTE chairman Sahasra Buddha, attended the workshop

As a press released issued over the workshop here, the recommendations of this workshop shall be submitted to the Government of Odisha and MHRD, Government of India for active considerations. Economic globalisation, technological innovation, industry ready requirement and national policies are redefining knowledge and skill expectations in the present scenario.

The changing scenario in the labour market, globalisation of jobs and international recognization of certification have forced the University to re-visit the vision, mission and strategies. Odisha as a progressive state has brought many initiatives in the recent past to integrate formal and non-formal sectors.

Initiatives have been taken to define the skill sets mapping with the industry requirements in order to address the emerging issues of employable technical manpower. Being one of the leading state in the youth manpower, the state aims at providing the best to best technical knowledge and skill to its youth to compete in global scenario.

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