Students need More Practical Knowledge than Theory for Job: Minister

Bhubaneswar, Nov O1: Students of the 21st century need to be taught practically rather than theory based education in all the professional and technical institutions of Odisha to get employment in the leading sectors, said Industry, School & Mass Education minister Debi Prasad Mishra attending a programme at Koustuv Group of Institutions (KGI) Conference hall as Chief Guest.

Addressing the gathering, Mishra referred Odia proverb "Pothi Baigana and Badi Baigana" to focus on essence of technical knowledge with practical approach in the courses of study citing, 75% of engineering students are not getting job after getting degrees.

The minister praised the efforts made by Koustuv Group of Institutions for Make in Campus Development Center (MCDC) that aims at promoting development activity among students of the institute and help the faculties and trainees, adding, the core objective of the centre is to develop entrepreneurial activity within the stake holders.

Talking about the current scenario in the business world, the minister said that the small business and e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon are the new trends of business making handsome profits and giving job opportunities to the professionals. In this era, there is a huge gap between organised and unorganised sector where we need to work.

Chairman of KGI, Prabhat Ranjan Mallick, told that such type of programmes at the campus not only ensures local developmental activity inside the group but also helps nearby entrepreneurs for grooming with us.

Among others Coordinator Jyoti Mohanty of MCDC Project, Registrar Sri Sadashiv Das, Deputy Registrar Abhaya Kumar Mohanty, Principal KISD Subrat Mohanty, Information Officer Barada Prasanna Das, Lecturers and students were present at the event on Friday.