SOA University to hold industry-academia conclave on July 17

Bhubaneswar: Around 100 industries across the country will participate
in an Industry-Academia Conclave to be organized by the SOA University to mark
its seventh foundation day on July 17.
“The program will
provide a platform to discuss critical issues involving industry-academia
collaboration. It will enhance this interface and help Industry decision
makers, leading academicians and all other stake holders to exchange ideas and
views,” the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. R.P.Mohanty said.
The programme, to be held at ITER, the faculty of engineering
of the University, will also make the University understand the requirement of
the industry and prepare students to help the industry to meet the present day
challenges, he said.
“It will definitely
help the University for placement of students, internships, project
consultancy, faculty exchange program with various industries,” Prof. Harish
Das, Convener of the Organizing Committee said.
This conclave, he said, would explore all possible areas of
collaboration between the industries and University to strengthen the quality
of education and enhance the employability skill of the students.
Around 40 different industries were likely to participate in
the conclave including Mahindra and Mahindra, Tata Steel, Jindal Steel and
Power Ltd, Aditya Birla Group, JK Paper Ltd, ACC Ltd, Ib Thermal Power Station,
Hindalco Industries, WIPRO Ltd, Infosys Ltd and Paradip Phosphates Ltd. Some
top government officials will also be present.
According to Dr. Amiya Kumar Dash, Co-Convener of the event,
Mr. R.S.Mekar, Executive Director of Employer’s Federation of India, will be
the chief guest on the occasion.

Prominent faces from the industry who are expected to attend
the conclave included Mr. Arun Mishra, Project Director, Tata Steel, Mr. Alfred
Osta, Executive Vice-President, HR, Mahindra Systech, Mr. Ravi Singh,
Vice-President, HR, Yazaki India Ltd, Pune, Dr. Suvendu Das, Vice-President,
HR, Paradip Phosphates Ltd, Mr. Vijay Kalra, Strategic Senior Vice-President,
Mahindra and Mahindra, Mr. R.K.Vyas, Executive Vice-President, Mannara
Technologies, Navi Mumbai, Dr. S.K.Mohapatra, Vice-President, HR, JSPL, Angul.

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