Bhubaneswar : Rama Devi Women’s University (RDWU) and Diverseus Society Trust (DST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on July 24, 2023 for the skilling of diverse candidates, including visually impaired students, for a period of two years. The MoU was signed by Smt. Shyamali Mohapatra, Registrar, RDWU, and Ms. Archana Mishra, Trustee, DST, in the presence of Vice Chancellor Prof. Aparajita Chowdhury and PG Council Chairman Prof. Chandi Charan Rath.
Under the MoU, RDWU and DST will collaborate to provide training and career opportunities in the corporates to diverse candidates, including visually impaired students. The scope of the MOU is as under: Orientation and motivation session to sensitize the Visually Impaired (VI) students towards having a career, Conducting a skill assessment of individual students to understand their current skill level and interest areas.
Mapping each student as per their skill set and interest to the job opportunities available in the corporate world, Gap Analysis in the candidate’s skill set and the required skill set of the job profile and then train them to make them competent for the job role, Capacity building activity provides them with job opportunities in the corporate world, Engaging the corporate experts during the skill training to create awareness and sensitise the candidates about the corporate world, Mental health and wellness awareness as part of the curriculum of the skilling programs The MoU is a significant step towards the university’s goal of inclusive education and career opportunities. It will provide opportunities for visually impaired students to acquire skills necessary to build a career in the corporate world.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Aparajita Chowdhury said, “The MoU with DST is a major step towards our goal of inclusive education and equitable society. We are committed to providing opportunities for all our students, including those with disabilities, to acquire skills and find career opportunities.”
Ms. Archana Mishra said, “We are excited to partner with RDU to provide training and career opportunities to diverse candidates. We believe that everyone has the potential to succeed, and we are committed to helping them achieve their goals.” The MoU was signed in the presence of a number of faculty members and officials from RDWU and DST. Dr Debabala Swain, Coordinator MoU cell executed the MoU signing.