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Office for International Affairs Opened at Fakir Mohan University

Balasore 9.02.2021: An office for International Affairs was opened by Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo, Vice-Chancellor, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, in its campus at Balasore. While inaugurating the new office, he told the students, education is the key for the future and it is no more restricted to a local area. In today’s competitive world, education has become global. Students and, faculties should get the opportunities to learn and interact at the international level. The main function of the center will be to coordinate all matters relating to welcoming and supporting foreign students. The fundamental objectives of the office would be

  • To disseminate information related to admission process along prospective foreign students
  • To engage in promotional activities of F.M University abroad so that it becomes a brand
  • It will become a single point of contact for carrying out all collaborative activities with foreign institutions.
  • It will also facilitate networking with students from India and abroad.
  • It will also extend all possible help to the foreign students to adopt to new culture and environment and make their stay comfortable.
  • The office will also provide information to the students and teachers regarding various scholarships and fellowship available in different countries such as Full Bright Scholarship, Ford Foundation, DAAD, Humboldt Scholarship so that our students and teachers can be benefited.

Professor Sahoo, said that he has already received a number of offers from foreign universities to collaborate with F.M. University immediately after his joining, but he could not proceed due to a lack of a proper office for International Relations. The students and faculties are quite excited as they will get better opportunities. Another student said, “This foreign Affairs office should have been set up at least fifteen to twenty years back”. I am happy that now F.M University will become global through overseas collaborations. My first job is to invite a Nobel laureate to the campus so that our students and faculties are benefited”, said Prof.  Sahoo.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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