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Union Petroleum Minister inaugurated the main campus of the Skill Development Institute

Jatani:24/2/19: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday inaugurated the main campus of the Skill Development Institute (SDI), Bhubaneswar, managed by Indian Oil Corporation at Jatni in Khordha district.

“I am happy to know that reputed employers have shown their interest for preferring SDI trainees for recruitment as SDIs passed students have proved their merit by being excellent skilled workforce in their organizations,” said Pradhan.

“When the pilot campus was being inaugurated by me, I had promised that this pilot institute will be scaled up to a Mega Model Skill Academy. As promised, I have met my timelines of ensuring that the campus is ready in the year 2019. Odisha got the Petroleum Ministry’s first Skill Development Institute (SDI) in the State Capital with IndianOil as the anchor investor and managing company,” he added.


It may be noted here that the pilot campus of Skill Development Institute (SDI), Bhubaneswar at Mancheswar Industrial Estate was inaugurated in  May 2016 by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Dharmendra Pradhan.

ITI, Vadodara and SDI, Bhubaneswar signed an MOU and exchange of MOUs between Schneider Electric , Siemens, Kemppi and ICT for establishing a Centre of Excellence to impart  SkillDevelopmentCourses.MOU was also signed between IndianOil, ITI Bhubaneswar & ITI Dashrath Gujarat on  DualSystem of Training.  Both these institutes will train and skill youths in the Oil and Energy Industry across by adopting best practices from across the globe. World Class training will be provided to train youths as per industry demands.

In the next 10 years, over 300 Billion will be invested in Petroleum Sector in India.SDIBhubaneshwar can be the Konark of skilled manpower providing employment and self employment opportunities for youths from Odisha & India. The institute will also be a hub of entrepreneurs.

While inaugurating the pilot campus, Pradhan had announced plans to set up the main campus of SDI at Jatni as a mega model skills academy of international standards.

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