Lucknow: The Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) students will use technology to improve the flagship scheme of the Uttar Pradesh Government — ‘One District, One Product’.
The students will be taught the art of selling ODOP products in market — both international and national — and an incubation centre will also be established in Lucknow University for the promotion of ODOP.
AKTU and the Department of MSME have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard.
According to varsity spokesperson Ashish Mishra, the university will also organise a Hackathon to connect students with ODOP after the semester exams.
Students from over 250 affiliated institutes will be part of the exercise. The B.Tech students will help in re-identifying the products under ODOP by integrating them with technology, It is aimed at creating a mark for the products “Made In UP” in national and international markets.
“The students of the university will also be sharing their ideas on the better management of products. With the promotion of the state’s products, the Prime Minister’s dream of a ‘Self-reliant’ India will also come true,” AKTU vice-chancellor Prof Vinay Kumar Pathak was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.
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