BPUT in partnership with NIST, Berhampur has organised a Brain Storming Workshop on 21st September, 2015 to deliberate and come-up with a ten year road map. The inputs from Chairman, AICTE, New Delhi; Secretary General, QCI, New Delhi; the Senior Executives from Industries in repute and learned Academicians will be immensely valuable for formulating the road map.
The recommendations of this workshop shall be submitted to the Government of Odisha and MHRD, Government of India for active considerations. Economic globalisation, technological innovation, industry ready requirement and national policies are redefining knowledge and skill expectations in the present scenario. The changing scenario in the labour market, globalisation of jobs and international recognization of certification have forced the University to re-visit the vision, mission and strategies. Odisha as a progressive state has brought many initiatives in the recent past to integrate formal and non-formal sectors. Initiatives have been taken to define the skill sets mapping with the industry requirements in order to address the emerging issues of employable technical manpower. Being one of the leading state in the youth manpower, the state aims at providing the best to best technical knowledge and skill to its youth to compete in global scenario.
The technical education system of the country is passing through a transformation. It needs to cope up with the challenges like globalisation of education, industry ready skill set, employable technical manpower policy on ranking of institutes, course offering through MOOCs and presence of foreign Universities.
The declining trends in admissions, shortage of qualified faculty members, employbility of technical manpower are the primary issues before the technical institutes across the country in the present scenario. The policies that varies from state-to-state, job cuts in industry, dynamic curriculum and outcome based course offering, also add to the challenges making it more complex system. Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Odisha with over 150 Technical Institutes affiliated to is also facing the same challenges. In this backdrop, intellectual inputs are called for to prepare a long-term road map for the technical education system of the University.
The technical education policy enacted in the past needs a re-visit to encompass the modifications in order to facilitate the technical education system of the state. The recommendations of this workshop would be given due considerations in the Policy document of the state to shape the technical education.