Bhubaneswar: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GMR Kamalanga Energy Limited (GKEL), Dhenkanal, for mutual benefit.
SOA will interact with GKEL to get familiarised with industrial exposure for industry-ready problems and live training programme for students and faculty members.
GKEL will support short-term and long-term training of SOA students every year.
SOA will extend academic and research support to GKEL personnel on a case-to-case basis by facilitating their visit to its laboratories and other facilities.
A number of projects along with ancillary activities like seminars, workshops etc. will be organised.
The MoU, effective from the date of signing, will remain valid for 36 months and extended subsequently if both parties feel the need.
The MoU was signed by SOA Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Pradipta Kumar Nanda and top officials of GKEL.
Those present during the MoU signing were Pramod Kumar Panda, SOA’s Chief Administrative Officer; Prof. Renu Sharma, Additional Dean (Student Affairs), Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER); Dr Sujit Kumar Dash, Training and Placement Head, ITER; Sumit Mitra, Head, Career Development Cell, ITER; Dr Saroj Acharya, Head of Department, Mechanical Engineering, ITER; Dr Binod Kumar Sahu, Head of Department, Electrical Engineering, ITER; Dr Niranjan Nayak, Head of Department, Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Dr Shakti Prakash Jena, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.