Nagpur: The Government Polytechnic College, Nagpur organized a function ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ to mark a mega Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) inking ceremony under one roof between the college and 20 leading public and private companies at recently.
The Vidarbha Industries Association President Atul Pande was chief guest. V R Jamdar, Chairman, Board of Governor VNIT, along with Gulabrao Thakre, Joint Director, State Technical Education, Dr. Chandrashekhar Throat, Principal, Government Polytechnic College, Nagpur presided the signing ceremony by exchanging files between the college authorities and industries. The main objective of conducting the mega ceremony was to bring students near to the industries and prepare them for the future.
While addressing the ceremony, the chief guest Atul Pande said that it is a benchmark for any institute. He stressed on the need of spreading entrepreneurship spirit among students. He exhorted that this area should be strengthened.
Jamdar said that with the help of this initiative of college authorities, students will learn a better way and be one step closer to industry. “In coming years we will see more entrepreneurs with the help of this initiative. The job seekers will become Job providers which will be a sign of development for the college and the country. The industry-academia collaboration will also develop entrepreneurship qualities among the students. It will encourage the students to set up their own ventures and thus we can develop entrepreneurs,” he said.
Gulabrao Thakre stressed on conducting a regular report of the progress made by the initiative and informed that Indian engineering and students from all the fields are doing best work. Our education system is good although need some polishing. The college should work on various objectives like exposure of students, teachers towards industries as this will help both to understand the requirements and new technologies.
People from industries must also visit college to understand in a better way of what is required from the students and help them in training. “We already have linkages with academic institutions and industry but there is need to strengthen it further,” he said and added the educational institutes should also provide a platform for the teaching faculty members to sharpen their skills for which industry-academia collaboration is must.
By Abhishek Tiwari