Bhubaneswar : Honorable President Shri Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the ICT-IOC (Institute of Chemical Technology Indian Oil Corporation) Bhubaneswar campus and laid the foundation stone of the Skill Development Institute of Oil PSUs.
The ICT-IOC campus would offer a five-year integrated M Tech programme after class 12, an executive M Tech programme for industrial personnel, and a PhD programme.
In addition, it will be a hub for high-end research and innovation as well as support skill development in fields such as chemical engineering, petrochemicals, textiles, pharmaceuticals and energy.
The Skill Development Institute (SDI), on the other hand, will offer youngsters short courses on a spectrum of skills ranging from simple to complex ones related to Artificial Intelligence, 3D printing and Advanced Robotics.
SDI Bhubaneswar will be Indias first Skill Development Institute in hydrocarbons. Kovind expressed happiness that the institute aims to train about 50,000 youth over the next 10 years.
The President complimented Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for extending full support to make these two projects possible.
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