Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates the Center of Management Education at NALCO

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates the Center of Management Education at NALCO

Bhubaneswar: In a significant milestone, a Center of Management Education jointly established by IIM Mumbai and IIM Sambalpur was ceremoniously inaugurated by the Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, at the prestigious NALCO Training Institute in Angul in the presence of Sridhar Patra, the CMD of NALCO.

Addressing the gathering, Minister Pradhan underscored Angul’s robust industrial landscape and its renown for coal production. He highlighted ongoing infrastructural enhancements in rail and road networks, emphasizing the alignment of the newly launched PM Gati Shakti program with the Center of Management Education. The overarching goal is to bolster logistics and supply chain operations through digital transformation, thereby augmenting the specialized skill set of the workforce across various industries in the region, catalyzing the logistical sector’s growth.

Strategically situated within the NALCO Campus at Angul, this Center of Management Education assumes a pivotal role in addressing the burgeoning skill requirements of Odisha’s logistical sector. Its influence transcends Angul and Dhenkanal districts, extending its benefits to industries statewide.

Noteworthy is the curriculum designed in consultation with industry stakeholders by the IIMs, offering courses ranging from three to six months on Logistics and Operations, alongside a one-year Executive Post Graduate Course. The Center remains adaptive, poised to introduce new courses aligned with evolving industry demands.

NALCO and MCL, as leading Public Sector Enterprises in the region, have pledged support for this initiative. MCL has already committed to the program, enrolling forty executives per batch, while NALCO has provided essential infrastructure support, including classrooms, offices, accommodation, and logistics.

Underlining the government’s commitment to propel India’s development trajectory over the next 25 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on holistic progress is evident. The reforms in mining policies have notably benefited Angul and Dhenkanal districts, contributing to their socio-economic advancement.

The event saw the distinguished presence of key figures such as Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwary, Director of IIM Mumbai, Prof. Mahadeo Jaiswal from IIM Sambalpur, Keshav Rao, Director (Personnel) of MCL, and Amiya Kumar Swain, ED (S&P) of NALCO. This collaborative endeavor promises to catalyze the logistics sector’s development across various districts, including Angul, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Bargarh, Jharsuguda, and Cuttack, thus ushering in a new era of growth and prosperity.