President Kovind expresses hope the institute would evolve into a innovation hub for carrying out high-end research
GN Bureau | March 22, 2018
The Bhubaneswar campus of Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai of Indian Oil Corporation was recently inaugurated by President Ram Nath Kovind. He also laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of Skill Development Institute (SDI) in Bhubaneswar.
Both the initiatives of the Indian Oil under the aegis of ministry of petroleum & natural gas were launched at the 6th Convocation programme of the Indian Institute of Technology in Bhubaneswar.
Kovind said, “The setting up of these two institutes demonstrates the commitment of the centre towards the development of Odisha.”
The President expressed hope that the ICT-IOC campus would evolve into a innovation hub for carrying out high-end research in chemical engineering, petrochemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals and energy. He expressed happiness that the SDI of Indian Oil aims to train about 50,000 youth over the next 10 years at its permanent campus.
Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan, said, “I am happy that ICT Mumbai, and Indian Oil Corporation have joined hands to set up a world-class Centre of Excellence in Chemical Engineering & Technology at Bhubaneswar to catalyse the structured growth of industries in Odisha in diverse sectors such as petrochemicals, chemicals, polymers, textiles and fibres. With an investment of Rs 500 crore, I am sure that ICT-IOC Centre will shape up into a world-class institute with latest facilities and equipment.”
Khohar, a village located in Alwar district of Rajasthan, nestled in the foothills of Aravalis, is home to 154 families, most of whom are farmers by profession. The village has a large adult population with 65 percent over the age of 18. The village educational levels are relatively low, with household h
Is the political will lacking to make Delhi`s air clean?
The New Pension Scheme (NPS), the government of India’s flagship pension scheme, has been subject to a number of important reforms in recent times. This is a welcome change from the norm wherein the government’s and the regulators’ interest in pension products is passing at best. The Pe
Olden days of civilisation experienced famines and natural disasters that caused human misery. While human population was limited, natural habitats were undisturbed and abundant; so calamities of nature were absorbed without any serious consequences. However, this no longer holds true in the current
Jhunjhunu, in northern Rajasthan, is known for its grand havelis and the frescoes on their walls. But they weren’t on prime minister Narendra Modi’s mind when he spoke of the desert town in his Mann Ki Baat radio talk of March 2018. What he focused on, instead, were the government schools in
A fter mixed response from the EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and BOT-Annuity (build, own, transfer) model, the road sector in India is exploring the Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) for roadways construction. In HAM, 40 percent of the project cost is provided by the government as ‘const