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Technology Business Incubator will Create Entrepreneurship: Vice Chancellor

Balasore,24.02.2021:  Application of Science and Technology combined with local traditional knowledge will be very useful not only for the growth and development of the state but also preserve and propagate our culture. During the last two decades, the world has moved much faster and technology has changed the lives of the people. The information is at your fingertips. The desire, expectations and aspirations of the students and youth need to be addressed. Everybody needs a job and government cannot provide jobs to everybody. “Therefore, we in the University and colleges need to take pro-active steps to create job opportunities. Entrepreneurship development is the need of the hour” said Prof. Dinabandhu Sahoo, Vice-Chancellor, Fakir Mohan University, Odisha, while inaugurating a new initiative  “ Brewing Entrepreneurship” in collaboration with KIIT-TBI, Bhubaneswar & Start Up Odisha.

Sahoo said we need change makers who will be catalysts for change. He urged the students to think out of the box, take risks and go for innovations. University and educational institutions are the best place to nurture new ideas and can help in developing entrepreneurship. “Very soon a Technology Business incubator (TBI) will be established in F.M University Campus for this and we will collaborate with Start-Up Odisha and KIIT-TBI to move forward,” said the Vice-Chancellor.

Dr.Mrutyunjay Suar, CEO of KIIT-TBI, Bhubaneswar said job creation and thinking beyond the traditional way is the need of the hour. KIIT-TBI with its vast experience and success over the years will extend all help and collaborate to promote entrepreneurship in the state. Mr Prasanta Biswal, from Start-Up Odisha, emphasized that there are several starts up companies that have been supported by the State and we will support F.M University in promoting Start-Ups. Dr.Mrutyunjay Sahu, Co-founder of a Start-Up company in Odisha said how he struggled initially but today he is a job giver. Dr Padmalita Routray from, Management Department and In-Charge Placement Cell said women entrepreneurship is very important. Students and Faculty members said the program is very refreshing and beyond the class room studies. More such programmes should be organized.

About Editor in chief

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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