Unique Dialogue between Industry & Academia at St Aloysius College

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Unique Dialogue between Industry & Academia at St Aloysius College (Autonomous)

Mangaluru: It was an historic occasion for St Aloysius College (Autonomous) when ten industrialists of Mangaluru representing small and medium industries had a unique interaction with the academia of the college on 27-02-2018.

The event organized by the Foreign and Domestic Collaboration Cell of the college provided an opportunity for both the sides to discuss various opportunities of collaboration even beyond employment and internship for more than three hours. The industry representatives were informed about the capabilities of the college in providing consultancy and solutions to the problems through a wide range of presentations.

The industry representatives articulated their expectations from the college while appreciating the initiative and competence of the college. They are also of the opinion that youngsters going out of Mangaluru for smaller jobs elsewhere can be prevented if the industry and the institution can come together. More employment opportunities can be created here itself.

The programme began with a welcome address by Dr A.M.Narahari, the Registrar of the College. The industry was represented by Gaurav Hegde, President, Kanara Small Industries Association, along with others small business entrepreneurs namely-Walter D’Souza- Cashew Industry; Kalbavi Prakash Rao-Cashew Industry; Annappa Pai- Ace Foods; Ajith Kamath- Ajit Enterprises; Ms Sulaj Kini- Bell Paints; Isaac Vas- Merger Soft Drinks; Mithun Bhat- Kakunje Polypacks; Ananthesh Prabhu- Aruna Industries; and Swarna Sundar- Dinky Ice Cream

Fr.Praveen Martis, spoke on the recent initiatives of the college in seriously engaging the industry through a dialogue for mutual benefits and ultimately for the benefit of students and the society. The programme was conducted by Prof.Vincent Mascarenhas, Coordinator, Foreign and Domestic Collaborations.

After an elaborate discussion, the meeting decided :To set up a coordination Committee: The industry will have 5 representatives led by Gaurav Hegde, President, KSIA. The College will also nominate equal number of representatives. Prof.Vincent Mascarenhas will be the coordinator; The Committee will study the requirements of the industry and the College with regard to consultancy, using of laboratories, using expertise in ISSO standards, GST, soft skills training, Internship, project studies and other such related issues; and The Collaborative projects will be undertaken on the recommendation of the coordination committee.

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