UC Berkeley to lend tech support to Utkal University

  • | Thursday | 10th January, 2019

BHUBANESWAR: Utkal University will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the US-based University of California , Berkeley, for exchange of ideas and technical support.A three-member team of the foreign university is set to visit India on January 15. Though the place for inking the pact has not been decided yet, Utkal University authorities said it may take place in New Delhi.Soumendra Mohan Patnaik, vice-chancellor of Utkal University, said, “The MoU will help us receive technical advice on skill development and entrepreneurship from UC Berkeley. It will be set up soon,” said Patnaik.Fortune 500 companies will help the university execute the skill development programmes, sources said. They have the expertise to create entrepreneurs and skilled manpower.”Patnaik said entrepreneurship development and wage employment would be the twin themes of their training modules. The Centre had recently approved Rs 15 crore under RUSA to carry out skill development and entrepreneurship initiatives of which the technology park is a part.

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