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DSME, Govt. Of Odisha and Wadhwani Foundation’s SDN sign MoU to Make Odisha a Leader in ‘Smart State’ Initiative

Govt. of Odisha’s Department of School and Mass Education and Wadhwani Foundation’s Skills Development Network (SDN) today announced a strategic partnership which aims at making Odisha a ‘Smart State’ through Talent Development.

Smt. Ranjana Chopra, Commissioner cum Secretary – School & Mass Education, Govt. of Odisha exchanged the MoU with Austin Thomas, Director- SDN, Wadhwani Foundation in the presence of Shri Naveen Patnaik, Honorable Chief Minister of Orissa and other Ministers and senior officers of Odisha Govt.

Smt. Ranjana Chopra, Commissioner cum Secretary – School & Mass Education, Govt. of Odisha exchanged the MoU with Austin Thomas, Director- SDN, Wadhwani Foundation in the presence of Shri Naveen Patnaik, Honorable Chief Minister of Orissa and other Ministers and senior officers of Odisha Govt

The MoU suggests providing four years of purposeful/ result-oriented skills based training in a vocational subject of students’ choice from a selection of vocations offered to them. The other phase of the programme is to introduce a parallel, dedicated vocational stream Class XI onwards that offers Diploma in Vocational Education to those students who aspire for vocational careers.

Expressing happiness on signing the MoU, Dr. Ajay Kela, President and CEO, Wadhwani Foundation said, “Odisha’s Smart State initiative will focus on job creation and job fulfillment through building and supporting the full life-cycle of the skilling, entrepreneurship, and innovation ecosystems. Leading with skilling and large-scale vocationalization of secondary schools in Odisha, this initiative aims to equip high-school graduates with sufficient work-skills to command family supporting wages. This collaboration between Odisha Government and Skills Development Network (SDN) of Wadhwani Foundation is the first step towards high-quality job creation and job fulfillment in the State.”

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New Indian Express - Bhubaneshwar
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Deccan Herald - Bangalore
Deccan Herald – Bangalore

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Sanmarg - Bhubaneshwar
Sanmarg – Bhubaneshwar

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Suryaprakash - Bhubaneshwar
Suryaprakash – Bhubaneshwar

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Samaya - Bhubaneshwar
Samaya – Bhubaneshwar

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Nyabati – Bhubaneshwar

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Kholadwara - Bhubaneshwar
Kholadwara – Bhubaneshwar

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Indian Era - Bhubaneshwar
Indian Era – Bhubaneshwar

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Amruta Duniya - Bhubaneshwar
Amruta Duniya – Bhubaneshwar

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Malhar - Bhubaneshwar
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Online coverage

–          Daily Pioneer

–          Business Standard

–          The Siasat Daily

–          HT Syndication

–          Skill Reporter

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–          Daily Hunt

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–          Media World

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–          Delhi News.net

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–          NUA Odisha

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–          Dalal Street Investment Journal

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–          WebIndia123

–          5 Dariya News

–          Uttarakhand News Network

–          Gujrat Headlines

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