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Centurion varsity to play key role in Skill growth

by Hardeep Saini SEO

Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), a multi-disciplinary university at Parlakhemundi in south Orissa?s Gajapati district, is expected to play a catalytic role in the skill development of youth in the educationally backward and the Maoist infested district.

The Orissa chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday, inaugurated the University at Paralakhemundi, the district head quarter town of Gajapati district. The university would propose B.Tech and MBA courses along with vocational and skill training.

CUTM is the first university in the state to introduce the school system in an institute?, Mukti Mishra, chairman of CUTM told Business Standard. The Governor of the state is the visitor of the university, he added.

The Chief Minister advised the university authorities to impart quality and vocational learning.

He also asked them to train about 1 lakh students from amongst the economically backward and marginalized segment of the society in coordination with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

The NSDC, a non-profit organization, aims to integrate students from economically backward section with the mainstream through skill development and vocational training on a mass scale.

CUTM was the first institute in the state selected by the NSDC to facilitate skill development education in the state. ?In partnership with NSDC, we have aimed to propose skill development and vocational training to 1 lakh students in the next 5 years?, said Mishra.


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