Bhubaneswar: Four startups developed by students of the Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER), faculty of engineering of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) were showcased at the six-day Future of Work Exhibition held on the sidelines of the G20 3rd Education Working Group meeting
which concluded at the CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology here on Friday.
Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Education, who inaugurated the exhibition, visited the SOA stall and appreciated the work done by the
students. Of the four startups, Wedmist Technology Private Ltd had developed its product keeping in view the requirement of hyper local service providers through Artificial Intelligence while Twinverse Technology Private Ltd focused on areas of archaeology and tourism as also product designing.
Let’s Drive, another startup, was working on creating employment opportunities in the use of electric vehicles. Extrava Study Tours focused on
enhancing the skill of people seeking employment.
The stall was visited by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Electronics and Information Technology on the second day while Prof TG Sitharam, chairman of AICTE, K Sanjaya Murthy, secretary, Higher Education in the Ministry of Education, had a look at the startups on the third day.
Subhas Sarkar, Union Minister of State for Education, Prof Anil Sahasrabudhe, chairman, EC, NAAC and Dr Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, chairman, National Council for Vocational Education and Training, went round the stall on the fourth day. Prof Pradipta Kumar Nanda, SOA vice-chancellor, also visited the stall.
Prof Manas Kumar Mallick, SOA’s director, Prof Jyoti Ranjan Das, Dean (Students’ Welfare), Prof Renu Sharma, additional dean (Student Affairs), faculty
of engineering, Dr Satish Samal, associate professor and Pritam Nayak, OSD to SOA president, were present.