Odisha Govt To Tie Up With Oracle To Improve Employability Of Tech Graduates

Bhubaneswar: Here’s good news for engineering and management students of Odisha. The state government is contemplating partnership with Oracle to upgrade their skill sets. ‘

This initiative is aimed at equipping students, passing out of engineering and management institutions with skills to make them employable.

According to a report published in a national daily, talks are on with the US-based tech bellwether to design training modules and programmes for the technical graduates.

“Training by Oracle will be demand-driven and customised for the students. The objective is to make them industry ready. The job market is in a flux and new technologies are emerging. Our focus is on imparting training in soft skills and artificial intelligence (AI). The programmes will cover students at engineering and management schools and polytechnics and even those pursuing BBA and MCA courses,” Electronics and IT (Odisha) Principal Secretary CJ Venugopal told The Business Standard.

The details of the tie-up with Oracle are being worked out and the training modules will be designed depending on the course targeted, he said.

“Some states already have arrangements with Oracle. They have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoUs). We are also looking to sign an MoU with Oracle at the ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave to be held in November,” he added.

Training for the students will be aligned with the market requirements. Odisha has a huge number of engineering and management institutions and attracts students from every part of country. Still the performance of some of them on placements had been woeful in the past.

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