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Industry-Academia Partnership Is Key To Ensure Success Of Both: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr.C.N.Ashwatha Narayana

Karnataka Department of Technical Education partners with BCIC to make Politechics students employable and entrepreneurial

The MoU envisages setting up of DTE-BCIC Case Centre to train students in Karnataka

Bengaluru, NFAPost: To make students of Polytechnics across the state both employable and entrepreneurial, an MoU (memorandum of understanding) was inked between the Department of Technical Education and the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) on Friday.

This partnership was signed in presence of Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwatha Narayana, who is also the minister of Higher education.

Speaking on the occasion, C N Ashwatha Narayana said, establishing DTE-BCIC Case Center, will help DTE (Department of Technical Education) students learn from real-world case studies and provides opportunities for students to plan their career path leading to employment, entrepreneurship, research & higher education.

“This MoU will enable the development of a joint online portal for the seamless offering of internships, industry visits, projects, and placements for diploma students across the state besides facilitating to make use of the Learning Management system (LMS) effectively,” said C N Ashwatha Narayana.

C N Ashwatha Narayana also said this MoU will also support the upgrading of laboratory infrastructure across polytechnics, and provide training to maintain the equipment to industry standards besides enabling training the faculty in the latest subjects, topics, and tools.

Saying, Diploma curriculum has been revamped to make the students more employable as needed by the industry, C N Ashwatha Narayana added that the industry has a very important role in providing inputs to the curriculum including real-world case studies and industry-academia partnership is key to ensure the success of both.

Department of Higher Education ACS G Kumar Naik, Director of Collegiate and Technical Education Commissioner Pradeep P, BCICI President and President & Director Toyota Industries Engines Pvt Ltd. T R Parasuraman, DTE Director Manjunatha R, DTE Assistant Director Padmini BG, and others were present at the function.

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