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BSP signs MoUs with IIT-Bhilai & Ramkrishna Mission-ITI

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Bhilai: Steel Authority of India’s (SAIL) Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) has signed two MoUs on December 12, to collaborate with two prestigious institutions, namely Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhilai and Ramkrishna Mission Industrial Training Institute (RKM-ITI), Narainpur. The first MoU signed was for the ‘Industry-Academic Collaboration’ between BSP and IIT-Bhilai. The second MoU signed with Ramkrishna Mission Industrial Training Institute (RKM-ITI) at Narainpur is for providing learning, development and growth opportunities to the tribal youth from Bastar region.

The two MoUs were signed in presence of SAIL’s Director (Personnel) Atul Shrivastava, BSP’s CEO Anirban Dasgupta, Executive Directors, Chief General Managers and senior officers of Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP), IIT Bhilai’s Director Dr Rajat Moona, Secretary & Head of Ramkrishna Mission (Narainpur) Swami Vyaptanand and RKM-ITI ‘s Principal Swami Maheshanand.

As part of the MoU that IIT Bhilai signed with Bhilai Steel Plant, IIT Bhilai shall provide its services through its faculty and staff members in the areas of joint research & development activities, including those related to innovation & creativity, joint exploration in areas of steel-making, manufacturing, fabrication processes, information technology, etc. to troubleshoot technical problems in various production processes of Bhilai Steel Plant. BSP shall provide internship and project-work opportunities to B Tech and M Tech students and research scholars from IIT Bhilai.

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MoU signing with Ramakrishna Mission ITI

As part of MoU that BSP signed with Ramakrishna Mission ITI, Narayanpur, candidates undergoing training in the RKM-ITI would be allowed to visit the Dalli Rajhara Mines and BSP as part of their training. BSP would provide internship opportunities to the ITI pass out candidates, lecture & guest instructors for different trades in different fields, material support through unutilised materials for demonstration to enhance practical knowledge of the candidates, help candidates during and before placement drives and job fairs and events beyond campus placement through organising counselling sessions on skills which are on-demand as also in soft skills, computer usage, facing interviews, communication, behaviour, etc., BSP would also support and strengthen the Vocational Training Programme of RKM-ITI through industrial cluster in and around Bhilai in Dalli-Rajhara and introduce new programmes for the candidates in the Institute.

It is worth mentioning that besides supporting the annual Khel Mela organised jointly with Ramkrishna Mission, Narainpur, SAIL-BSP has implemented several schemes as part of which tribal students from the Rowghat region in Bastar as also from areas near Dalli Rajhara are being provided free education. BSP also supports DAV is running the only Senior Secondary English Medium School in the region as Antagarh. As many as 20 tribal girls from interior areas are adopted each year by BSP for nursing education in Nursing College in Bhilai. Besides, BSP has provided solar pumping and solar electrification facilities in the region. It has also been organising health camps and has treated several critically ill patients at its hospitals.

SAIL’s Director (Personnel) Atul Shrivastava in his remarks congratulated both BSP and IIT-Bhilai for having worked out the MoU in a short period of time. The MoU shall, on one hand, provide students of IIT Bhilai the exposure to the complexities of steel-making operations and on the other, by allowing faculty and students of IIT Bhilai to jointly explore possible solutions to some technical problems, it will help BSP in areas of data analysis and application of artificial intelligence etc. Fresh minds will in all likelihood come up with new solutions, he said. Shrivastava also congratulated BSP and Ramkrishna Mission, Narainpur for having entered into the MoU that would serve to help tribal students. He assured Swami Vyaptanand and Swami Maheshanand of help and assistance that may further their mission of serving the tribal population of Bastar.

In his address, Dasgupta said the MoU with IIT-Bhilai is a win-win opportunity for both BSP and IIT-Bhilai. Going through the day to day operations of steel-making, we at times get into log-jam situations, to get out of which we need to get into the root-cause analysis. A fresh set of minds such as students and faculty from IIT-Bhilai can perhaps help us in this area by jointly working with us in finding the solutions we are looking for, he said. IITians are more in sync with advancements in artificial intelligence and our Modex units will provide the perfect opportunity for application of data analysis and artificial intelligence, Dasgupta said. As regards, the MoU with Ramkrishna Mission, Narainpur, Dasgupta said he had been greatly impressed with the ITI at Narainpur during a recent visit and he was glad that through this MoU, BSP would be able to help further their cause of upliftment of youth in Bastar.

Thanking BSP for opening up new avenues for collaboration, Dr Rajat Moona said while the MoU will enable our students to learn from industry situations, there are several areas where our faculty can provide the expertise in improving efficiency and helping in problem-solving.

On the occasion Executive Director (Works) PK Das, Executive Director I/c (MM) SK Basar, Director I/c (M&HS) SK Issar, Executive Director (MM) Rakesh, Executive Director (P&A) SK Dubey, Executive Director (Operations) BP Singh, General Manager (Finance) S Rangani, Chief General Manager (Mines) Tapan Sutradhar, Chief General Manager (Mines-Rowghat) BK Soren, Chief General Manager (Quality) SK Dhavan and senior officers from the Plant’s HR & CSR Department.

Disclaimer: This story is a press release and is being published without any editing by PSU Watch desk. Our editorial team has only changed the headline.

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