In the presence of Madhya Pradesh Technical Education Minister
Laxmikant Sharma, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed
between Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, and Wipro
for improvement in the quality of teaching and training of teachers
of technical colleges.
The MoU was signed by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Piyush Trivedi from
university's side and general manager of Wipro Mission 10X Nagarjun.
Under the agreement, about 1,000 teachers of state's technical
colleges will be imparted training for improving the quality of
On the occasion, Technical Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma said
that improvement in the quality of technical education is Madhya
Pradesh Government's top priority. The government is undertaking
efforts that with the extension of technical education in the state,
the students can imbibe qualitative education so that they can get
employment and also contribute in the technical and economic
development of the state and the country.
Lauding Wipro's efforts, Sharma said that Wipro group should come
forward for investing in Madhya Pradesh. The Technical Education
Minister suggested to the RGPV to keep pace with the world-wide
development in the sphere of technical education with a view to
ensuring cent per cent employment to technical graduates.
He said that thousands of students are
providing their services throughout the country after imbibing
education in the state's technical colleges. He expected the
university to initiate the process of organising a gathering of all
these students at Bhopal in February.
University's vice-chancellor Piyush Trivedi said in his address that
special attention is being given to all-round training of techniques
in view of the requirements of human resources by industries. Under
this agreement, training programmes for faculty empowerment will be
organised throughout the state.
The first training session of
engineering colleges of rural areas will be held on January 4 at
Baurawan in Khargone district in which teachers from Khandwa,
Barwani and nearby districts will participate.
Head of Wipro Mission 10X S. Nagarjun said that with the cooperation
of the university such programme is being held in Madhya Pradesh for
the first time.
He said that Wipro has conceptualised
this project keeping in view the decrease in jobs for the students
of technical colleges. According to a survey, at present only 25 per
cent students of technical colleges are able to get jobs.
The traditional methods of teaching
and learning do impart knowledge to students but fall short of
linking this knowledge with practical life. Due to it students have
to face difficulties at the practical level.
Today, treasure of knowledge is open
to all through various outlets including Internet, libraries etc
from where vast knowledge can be acquired easily. The crying need of
the hour is to link college faculties with modern techniques and
this training programme will help achieve this goal.