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Skill Development Institute to be upgraded as world class facility




 The Skill Development Institute in the State capital would soon be upgraded as a world class facility, said Verghese Cherian, Chairman and Director (HR), SDI, Bhubaneswar.

Speaking at the inauguration of the national conclave on “Skill Development Initiatives in Hydrocarbon Sector” here today, Cherian said, “We at SDI aim to harness the potentialities of the youths of Odisha to make them more skilful.”

 Earlier, the conclave the inaugurated by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan to coincide with the first foundation day of the Skill Development Institute (SDI), Bhubaneswar.
Oil industry’s first Skill Development Institute in the State capital was inaugurated on this day last year. The institute, promoted by public sector oil companies, IndianOil, ONGC, GAIL, BPCL, HPCL, OIL, EIL and Balmer Lawrie, under the aegis of Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is managed by IndianOil in support of the Skill India Mission.  The event was started with lighting the lamp and the State song “Bande Utkala Janani”.
A three-month short-term computer course exclusively for girls was also launched as part of this first foundation day celebration of SDI, Bhubaneswar. Each batch will impart training to 30 girls students currently. A short - film on Successful Journey of SDI, Bhubaneswar was also presented at the event. A Pictorial Journey of SDI, Bhubaneswar was also unveiled by the dignitaries. Pradhan presented tool kits worth Rs 50,000 each to two students of first batch of SDI, Bhubaneswar Khirasagar Swain, Bargarh of Industrial Welding and Bharaye Soren, Mayurbhanj of Industrial Electrical to begin their entrepreneurship journey after completion of their session this year.
The minister also felicitated “Medha Servo” as the Best Recruiter of SDI, Bhubaneswar for giving highest employment opportunities to the passed out students. The conclave saw three sessions. The first session was business session: Academy & Industry Interaction on Skill Development Initiatives. This session was chaired by PKJ Mohapatra, Professor, IIT, Bhubaneswar with Bijay Sahoo, Chairman of RASCI, President, HR, Reliance Industries Ltd., Ramesh Mohapatra, President UCCI, Bhubaneswar and Chairman, Magnum Group of Companies, Suchitra Pal, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and Paritosh Mishra, Vice-President, HR, AES India Pvt. Ltd as speakers in the panel.
The second session was perspectives of partners from skill eco-system on skill development potential in Odisha It was chaired by Gourav Kumar, Director, PwC India with Amiya Behera, Chairman, Overseas Projects and Services Ltd, Arun Selvan, Deputy Managing Director, NTTF, Bhavna Chopra, Director, Laurus Edutech as speakers in the panel. The third session was skill development initiatives in hydrocarbon sector. It was chaired by S Das, Professor IIM, Raipur with Pushp K Joshi, Director (HR), HPC, Narayanan Ramaswamy, Partner, KPMG and Kamlesh Vyas, Partner, E&Y as speakers in the panel.
Senior officers of the oil Industries, academicians, consultants and training partners in skills industry, senior industry members from various parts of the country as well as State, etc, participated in the national conclave.





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