November 14, 2015

Odisha Channel Bureau Bhubaneswar: At a time when Bhubaneswar is fast emerging as an educational & knowledge-hub, Odisha-based aluminium major NALCO has chalked out a grand plan to boast the education potential of the Capital city.The Navratna company is developing a blue print to step up premier educational institutions of Odisha to global standard.Under this plan, top management of NALCO will be interacting with selected premier institutions and identify areas of mutual co-operation and collaboration.nalco-kiss“In fact, we already had elaborate discussions with Prof.R.V.Rajkumar, Director and Prof.P.K.J.Mohapatra of IIT, Bhubaneswar, on contemporary topics of mutual interest.IIT is keen to sign an MoU with NALCO to boost exchange programmes, and focus on research activities, set up incubation centres and knowledge parks, thereby increasing the employability of youngsters and improving the visibility of Odisha in national and international arena,” T.K.Chand, CMD of the company informed on Friday.Chand will be visiting institutes including IIT, Bhubaneswar, XIMB, KISS & KIIT and IMIS campus to interact with students and faculties on ways and means on co-operation and collaboration.“NALCO has also planned to invite identified institutions to be members of various study teams, making business visits to world-class mines and industries,” Chand added.Under Industry-Institution Interaction programme launched by NALCO, Chand has made his maiden visit to KISS campus on invitation from its founder Achyuta Samanta.Impressed by the scale of educational activities taken up by KISS and its focus on educating students from tribal villages of Odisha and other places, Chand advised the students to develop positive attitude and work hard for success in life.He gave the example of India’s Test Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, how from a family of a humble employee of Central Coalfields, he rose to the position of Test Captain of India.

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