Archive for March, 2010

IIT Bhubaneswar pitches a Climate Change research center to the Odisha government

Following is an excerpt from a report in Expressbuzz.com.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Bhubaneswar has proposed establishment of Innovative Centre for Climate Change (ICCC) here.

Director of IIT-Bhubaneswar Madhusudan Chakraborty who met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here at the Secretariat today along with a team of experts gave this proposal to him.

Chakraborty said school of earth, ocean and environment is being established in Bhubaneswar IIT.

The school will impart teaching on land, water, air and environment and proposed research in the subject.

The IIT is keen on establishment of research institute of this school on climate change, he said.

Prof Abhijit Gangopadhyay of the American University of Massachusetts, said the institute will conduct research on climate change, adding, information on climate will be availed from different sources for research.

Rise in sea level, extreme weather, changing eco-system, air quality and pollution, affect of the changes in the human health, shortage of drinking and energy needs will be dealt with in this advanced research centre, he said.

The institute will also conduct research on the impact of climate change on the ecosystem of Chilika lake. He requested the Chief Minister to provide land with necessary infrastructure for the institute.

A similar center proposed in 2007, called "Center for Climate Change Research" (CCCR), was established at the Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune last year. This center has 20 scientists positions.

March 31st, 2010

Virtual walkthrough of the proposed Sri Sri University, Cuttack

The following was posted in youtube 3 weeks back.

The following is 10 months old and about the status of construction then.

March 31st, 2010

Planning Commission approves Science Magnet Schools; to be implemented soon and then followed by Arts and Culture Magnet Schools

Update: Apparently the MHRD people driving this project have told the HRD minister regarding the origin of the idea behind this proposal and Odisha is in their initial list of locations for one of the 10 schools.


See http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Science-Magnet-Navodayas-soon/597429 and http://www.telegraphindia.com/1100330/jsp/nation/story_12280434.jsp for details. Following are excerpts from the Indian Express article.

… a new set of Navodayas will come up as ‘Science Magnet’ schools in collaboration with top-notch R&D institutes like the Indian Institute of Science, Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, National Physical Laboratory, Council for Science & Industrial Research, Indian Space Research Organisation and the IITs among others, highly placed sources told The Indian Express. Following them will be special schools focused on culture, music, sports and vocational education.

These specialised schools will, however, only cater to students from classes IX to XII. All other Navodaya schools admit students from Class VI onwards.

Starting this year, the schools will be set up over the next three years and add to the chain of over 560 Navodayas spread across the country. Cleared last week by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti’s Executive Committee headed by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, the proposal is set to go to the Union Cabinet and will take off with 10 Science Magnet Navodayas to start with.

“The whole concept has been developed in view of the huge shortage of Science graduates and post-graduates worldwide. No one wants to do core Science any longer. So planned as a Phase II of the Navodaya expansion, 10 Science Magnet Navodaya schools will be set up at a cost of some Rs 15-20 crore each,” a senior official in the HRD Ministry said. “These will be located in the vicinity of institutes like NPL, BARC, ISRO, IISc etc with whom we will be collaborating. We have already written to these institutes.”

“These institutes will basically do the handholding for the specialised schools, conduct special sessions, help set up state-of-the-art labs, assist in making Science teaching easy, evolve new pedagogical methods and also help to project the basic sciences as attractive options,” added the official. “It is hoped that students will ultimately also plug the vacuum in the scientific community and join their league at these institutes.”

While the course will be based on CBSE curriculum, the admission to these schools will take into account aptitude in Sciences, participation in events like Science Olympiads among other criteria. Admissions to the Navodayas are on the basis of a national-level examination.

We had written about this in http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/303 and had contacted the SAC-PM, DST, IISER/NISER directors, and MHRD officers about it. We are happy that it is now going to be implemented. Hopefully, one of the 10 schools will be in Odisha.

March 30th, 2010

Libraries in Odisha

The following list is from http://hkmsl.gov.in/listoflibraries.htm.

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List of ITIs in Odisha

The following is obtained from the page http://sctevtorissa.in/ITI/ResultMain.aspx. (Odisha has 314 blocks and there is a plan for 1 new ITI in each block.)


  1. ANGUL (22?; 8 blocks)
  2. Adarsha ITC, Angul; Akhandalamani ITC, Banarpal; Angul Aluminium ITC, Angul; Basudev ITC, Handidhua, Angul; Gurukrupa ITC, Angul; ITC (TTEDC), Talcher, Angul; ITC, Angul; ITC, Banarpal, Angul; ITC, Rengali, Angul; ITI (Women), Dhenkanal; ITI, Talcher, Angul; Kaminimayee ITC,Chhendipada, Angul; Krupajal ITC, Angul; Maa Budhi ITI, Angul; Maa Hingula ITC, Talabeda, Talcher, Angul; Malyagiri ITC, Pallahara, Angul; Matru Shakti ITC, Samal Barage, Angul; OP Jindal Institue of Technology & Skills, Angul; Orissa ITC, Angul; Pathani Samanta ITC, Angul; Satyanarayan ITC, Boinda, Angul; Shreedhitree ITC, Angul

  3. BALASORE (31; 12 blocks)
  4. Ayodhya Industrial Training Centre, Balasore Balasore Institute of Technical Studies, Balasore Balasore ITC, Balasore Balasore Technical School, Balasore Basanti Industrial Training Centre, Balasore Basta ITC, Basta, Balasore BCET- ITC, Balasore Binori ITC, Markona, Balasore BNTTC, Basta, Balasore BNTTC, Nikhiria, Baliapal, Balasore Das ITC, Balasore Digambaridevi ITC, Jaleswar, Balasore Fakir Mohan ITC, Balasore Gyanabikash ITC, Jaleswar, Balasore IEMT, Podhuanpada, Balasore IET, Samalpur, Balasore ITC (IIT), Arad Bazar, Balasore ITI, Balasore Jagadhatri ITC, Balasore Jyoti ITC, Balasore Little Flower ITC, Soro, Balasore Lokshakti ITC, Seragarh, Balasore Minarani Industrial Training Centre, Balasore Modern ITC, Motiganj, Balasore North Balasore ITC, Jaleswar, Balasore Omm ITC, Kalidashpur, Balasore Rural Institute Of Industrial Training Centre, Balasore Sai ITC, Balasore Shreeram ITC, Bhimapura, Balasore Subarna Rekha Industrial Training Centre, Jaleswar, Balasore Trimurty ITC, Balasore

  5. BARAGARH (9; 12 blocks)
  6. ITI (Women), Bargarh Konark ITC, Bargarh Maa Sarala ITC, Barpali, Bargarh Mohan Nag ITC, Bargarh PKA (ITC), Bhukta, Bargarh Samaleswari ITC, Bargarh Sathyam I.T.C., Bargarh Shree Ganesh ITC,Baragarh Uma Maheswar ITC, Baragarh

  7. BHADRAK (13; 7 blocks)
  8. Akankshya ITC, Bhadrak Almighty Technical Institue ITC, Asurali, Bhadrak Bhadrak I.T.C, Bhadrak BIET ITC, Barpada, Bhadrak Damodar IE&T (ITC), Bhadrak ITC, Charampa, Bhadrak Madhabananda Snehalata ITC, Bhadrak Prafulla Chandra ITC, Bhadrak Royal ITC, Charampa, Bhadrak Satyasai ITC, Basudevpur, Bhadrak Shree Jagannath I.T.C., Ranital, Bhadrak Tihidi ITC, Bhadrak Varrsa Industrial Training Centre, Bhadrak

  9. BOLANGIR (4; 15 blocks)
  10. I.T.I., Bolangir ITI (Women), Bolangir KBK ITC, Bolangir Sushree ITC, Sadaipali, Bolangir

  11. BOUDH (3?; 3 blocks)
  12. I.T.I., (W), Boudh I.T.I., Phulbani Maa Barala Devi ITC, Phulbani

  13. CUTTACK (45;14 blocks)
  14. ABIT, ITC Wing, Khapuria, Cuttack Adinath ITC, Cuttack Ch. D.N. Mishra Memorial ITC, Mahanga, Cuttack Champanath I.T.C., Champeswar, Cuttack Chidananda ITC, Jagatpur, Cuttack Chitrapala ITC, Cuttack Cuttack ITC, Cuttack Dadhichi ITC, Vidya Vihar, Sudargram, Cuttack Dhabaleswar ITC, Athagarh, Cuttack Driems ITC, Tangi Ganapati IET, ITC, Jagatpur I.T.C., Jagatpur, Cuttack I.T.I., Cuttack Inst.Of Voca.Trg.& Edu.Shankarpur, Cuttack Institute Of Science & Technology, Cuttack ITI (Women), Cuttack Kalapata ITC, Cuttack Kalinga Bikash Commercial Institute, Cuttack Kshetrabasi Technical Inst, Cuttack M.I.T.C., Jagatpur, Cuttack Multi Purpose I.T.C., Baramba, Cuttack NABAPRAVAT ITC, SALIPUR , Cuttack Police I.T.I., Cuttack Rambaba ITC, Cuttack Rizwani Institute Of Industrial Tec. Jagatpur, Cuttack Saraswat ITC, SALIPUR, Cuttack Saraswata ITC, Cuttack Shreekhetra ITC, Naranpur, Cuttack Sri Guru Industrial Training Center, Cuttack Sri Jagannath Institute, Jagatpur, Cuttack Sri Satya Sai ITC, Nakhara, Cuttack Swagat ITC, Cuttack Swami Nigamananda ITC, Cuttack Utkal Education Institute, Mangalabag, Cuttack Venus ITC, Cuttack

  15. DEOGARH (1; 3 blocks)
  16. Deogarh I.T.C., Deogarh

  17. DHENKANAL (10; 8 blocks)
  18. Astasambhu ITC, Sarang, Dhenkanal Baji Rout I.T.C, Dhenkanal CHANDRASEKHAR ITC, DHENKANAL I.T.C., Hindol Road, Dhenkanal I.T.C., Kamakhyanagar, Dhenkanal Jagakalia ITC , Meramandali, Dhenkanal Kamakshee ITC, Kamakhyanagar, Dhenkanal Mahatmagandhi Technical Inst. Bhuban, Dhenkanal Parimal Engg. & Indust. Trgg.Centre, Dhenkanal Vivekananda ITC, At-Hatiluchani, Dhenkanal

  19. GAJAPATI (3; 7 blocks)
  20. Centurion I.T.C., Paralakhemundi, Gajapati Dr. Ambedkar ITC, Gajapati Gajapati I.T.C., Paralakhemundi

  21. GANJAM (24; 22 blocks)
  22. Balaji Inst. Of Vocational Training, ITC, Chhatrapur, Ganjam Banadevi I.T.C., Kabisuryanagar Bisal ITC, Ralab, Ganjam Brundaban Nayak Memorial I.T.C. , Hilpatana, Berhampur Budhakendu I.T.C., Kabirajpur, Ganjam Ganapati I.T.C., Rambha, Ganjam Gopabandhu I.T.C., Sundarapada, Ganjam I.T.I, HINJILICUT I.T.I.(W), Chhatrapur, Ganjam I.T.I., Berhampur IIAS/I.T.C., Bhejiput, Ganjam Kalinga I.T.C., Chhatrapur, Ganjam Maa Mahurikalua I.T.C., Berhampur Mahatmagandhi I.T.C., Aska, Ganjam Marcony ITC [New], Ratnamalapur, Ganjam Rajiv Memorial I.T.C., Berhampur S.M.I.T.I.T.C. Hinjilicut, Ganjam Sai Industrial Training Centre, Bellaguntha, Ganjam Satyasai I.T.C., Ballipadar, Ganjam Shri ITC, Bhanjanagar St. Josephs Technical Institute, Chhatrapur Swami Sivananda I.T.C., Aska, Ganjam Tara Tarini I.T.C., Aska, Ganjam Techno I.T.C., Berhampur

  23. JAGATSINGHPUR (11; 8 blocks)
  24. Dr.Rushi Kumar I.E.T., Jagatsinghpur Institute Of Tech. Information & Training Centre, Taralapada, Jagatsinghpur Madan Mohan ITC, Mangarajpur, Jagatsinghpur Madan Mohan ITC, Mangarajpur, Jagatsinghpur Manorama Institute Of Education & Technology, Jagatsinghpur, Iite, Chandikhole Orissa I.I.T., Paradip Orissa State ITC, Raghunathpur, Jagatsinghpur Paradeep I.T.C., Paradeepgarh Paradeep Institute Of Industrial Technology, Paradeep Sancket School Of Rural Engg. & Business Management ITC, Jagatsinghpur Vanuprava ITC, Jagatsinghpur

  25. JAJPUR (16; 10 blocks)
  26. Al-Rahim Institute of Engineering & Technology ITC, Jajpur Ashree Aryan ITC, Jajpur Road Biju Patnaik I.E.T.Kuakhia, Rasulpur, Jajpur CTTC ITC, Kalinga Nagar, Jajpur GIET-ITC, Dhanmandal, Chandikhole I.I.T.R., ITC, Dhanmandal, Jajpur Jajpur Institute Of Engg. & Tech.ITC, Jajpur Maa Tarini ITC, Mashra, Jajpur Mahatma Gandhi Technical Institute, Jajpur Manorama IIET, Chandikhol, Jajpur Manorama ITC, Jajpur Road Mesco (MISL) ITC, Jajpur Neelachal Industrial Training Centre, Jajpur Road Sri Ganesh I.T.C., Sitaleswar, Jajpur Town Tarini I.E.T.&M., Jajpur VINAYAK ITC, DHANMANDAL

  27. JHARSUGUDA (5; 5 blocks)
  28. Black Diamond I.T.C., Brajarajnagar Draupadi ITC., Jharsuguda I.T.C., Debadihi, Jharsuguda Steel City ITC, Jharsuguda Swami Jagannath I.T.C., Jharsuguda

  29. KALAHANDI (8; 13 blocks)
  30. I.T.C., Dharamgarh, Kalahandi I.T.I., Bhawanipatna Ideal Institute Of Technology, Kalahandi Infonet Technology ITC, Bhawanipatna Kalahandi ITC., Bhawanipatna Maa Manikeswari I.T.C., Bhawanipatna Narla I.T.C., Kalahandi Swagat ITC, Kalahandi

  31. KANDHAMAL (1; 12 blocks )
  32. Industrial Training Institute , Phulbani, Kandhamal

  33. KENDRAPARA (7; 9 blocks)
  34. Bagdevi Advance ITC, Bhagabatpur, Kendrapara ITC, Pattamundai, Kendrapara Kendrapara IET (ITC), Kendrapara LAXMINARAYAN IET ITC, KENDRAPARA PNS ITC, Marshaghai, Kendrapara Radharaman ITC, Pattamundai, Kendrapara TARINI ITC, KENDRAPARA

  35. KEONJHAR (10; 13 blocks)
  36. Baitarani ITC, Keonjhar Dadhibamana ITC, Turumunga, Keonjhar I.T.C., Padmapur, Keonjhar I.T.I., (Women), Anandapur, Keonjhar I.T.I., Barbil, Keonjhar ITC, Keonjhar Keonjhar ITC , Baniapat Kushaleswar ITC Maa Tarini ITC, Chhenapadichhak, Keonjhar U.C. ITC, Keonjhar

  37. KHURDHA (39; 10 blocks)
  38. Barunei ITC, Khurda Bhubaneswar Inst. Of Indust. Tech. , Bhubaneswar Bhubaneswar ITC & Tech.Mancheswar Bhubaneswar TV Training Institute, Bhubaneswar Biju Pattnaik Computer Academy ITC, Bhubaneswar Biswakarma, ITC., Khurda C.V. Raman Inst. Of Tech. , Bhubaneswar CIPET, ITC, Bhubaneswar CRPF., ITI, Bhubaneswar CTTC ITC, Bhubaneswar Focus ITC, Bhubaneswar Ganesh Institute Of Engg. Tech, Bhubaneswar I.T.I., (W), Bhubaneswar K.I.T.C., Khurdha Kalinga Inst. Of Industrial Tech, Bhubaneswar Kalinga ITC, Mancheswar, Bhubaneswar Krupajal ITC, Bhubaneswar Labella Beauty Care, Bhubaneswar Maa Durga E.I.S., Baranga Millennium ITC, BBSR NEHRU SEVA SANGH, BANPUR , Khurdha Nobel ITC, Bhubaneswar Nousis ITC, Bhubaneswar Orissa ITC, Bhubaneswar ORTEC ITC, Khurdha Rabindra ITC, Bhubaneswar Rajdhani ITC, BBSR Royal Institute Of Industrial Technology, Mancheswar, BBSR Sadhana ITC, Bankoi, Bolgarh, Khurda Shirdi Sai College Of Pro.Edu, Khurdha Siridi Sai ITC, Dumduma, BBSR Sri ITC, Patrapada, Bhubaneswar Swami Sivananda ITC, Mancheswar, BBSR Swami Vivekananda ITC, Pokhariput, Bhubaneswar Swosti Institute Of Industrial Tech, Bhubaneswar Teresa Industrial Training Centre, Bhubaneswar Uma Maheswar, I.T.C., Balugaon Uttarayani I.T.C., Jatni, Khurda Vishweshraya ITC, BBSR

  39. KORAPUT (11; 14 blocks)
  40. Aryan ITC, Borigumma, Koraput Damanjodi I.T.C., Semiliguda, Koraput God Gift ITC, Jeypore, Koraput Gopabandhu I.T.I., Ambaguda, Koraput I.T.C., I.E.M., Jaypore, Koraput ITC, IICIT, Jeypore, Koraput K.I.T.C, Kotpad, Koraput Koraput ITC, Koraput Padmanav I.T.C., Jeypore, Koraput Panchabati I.T.C., Jeypore, Koraput Vision ITC, Parabeda, Jeypore

  41. MALKANGIRI (1; 7 blocks)
  42. Shatabdi I.T.C., Malkangiri

  43. MAYURBHANJ (36; 26 blocks)
  44. Baisinga I.T.C, Mayurbhanj Baripada ITC, Sankhapata, Baripada Betnoti ITC, Mayurbhanj Bhanjabhumi ITC, Udala, Mayurbhanj Bhukila Madhei ITC, Mayurbhanj Bisoi ITC, Bisoi, Mayurbhanj Chakradhar ITC, Mayurbhanj Chitrada I.T.C., Mayurbhanj Durgarani Shilpa Talim Kendra, Mayurbhanj Friends ITC, Bhanjakia, Mayurbhanj GC.Bala Industrial Training Center, Takatpur, Mayurbhanj Guruprasad ITC, Betnoti, Mayurbhanj Institute of Industrial Education & Training ITC, MBJ JAGANNATH INST. OF INDUST.TRAINING, Mayurbhanj Little Flower I.T.C., Baripada Madali Sahu ITC, Mayurbhanj Maharaja Pratap Chandra ITC, Deuli , Mayurbhanj Mahima ITC, Mayurbhanj Mayurbhanj ITC, Baripada Millan Devi ITC, Baripada Morada I.T.C., Morada, Mayurbhanj Nilamadhab Institute Of Vocational Training ITC, Rairangpur, Mayurbhanj North Orissa Industrial Training Centre, Echinda, Rairangpur , Mayurbhanj P.C.I.T.I.(W), Baripada Panda ITC, Baisinga, Mayurbhanj Parameswar ITC, Jashipur, Mayurbhanj Rairangpur Ind. Trg. Cum Prod. Centre, Mayurbhanj Rakhal Chandra I.T.C, Mayurbhanj Regional ITC, Puruna Baripada Rimtech ITC, Rairangpur , Mayurbhanj Seemanta I.T.C. , Mayurbhanj Shreekshetra ITC, Mayurbhanj Siridi Sai ITC, Bahalda, Mayurbhanj T.T.I., Manida, Mayurbhanj T.T.I., Takatpur, Mayurbhanj Udayanath ITC, Mayurbhanj

  45. NAWARANGPUR (3; 10 blocks)
  46. I.T.I., (W), Umarkote, Nawarangpur Nabarangpur ITC, Nabarangpur Sahid Laxman Nayak ITC, Umerkote, Nawarangpur

  47. NAYAGARH (4; 8 blocks)
  48. I.T.C., Komand, Nayagarh Narayanee ITC, Nayagarh Nayagarh ITC, Nayagarh Samanta Chandrasekhar ITC, Daspalla

  49. NUAPADA (3; 5 blocks)
  50. I.T.I., Khariar Road, Nuapada Maharaja Agrasen I.T.C, Nuapada Swami Premananda ITC, Nuapada

  51. PURI (9; 11 blocks)
  52. Dharamapada ITC, Kakatpur, Puri I.T.I., Puri Indian Institute Of Adv. Stud, Puri ITC, Dayavihar, Kanas, Puri KHETRA MOHAN I.T.C, PIPLI, Puri Mukti Institute Of Skills (ITC), Puri Panchasakha ITC, Puri Puri Institute Of Technology, Puri Sailabala Memorial I.T.C., Nimapara, Puri

  53. RAYAGADA  (6; 11 blocks)
  54. Basantadevi Institue of Industrial Training, Padampur, Rayagada Maa Banadurga I.T.C., Hukumtola, Rayagada Maa Majhighariani ITC, Rayagada Rayagada I.T.C., Rayagada Therubali I.T.C., Rayagada VITC Amalabhatta, Jk Pur, Rayagada

  55. SAMBALPUR (8; 9 blocks)
  56. Biswakarma ITC, Sambalpur I.T.I., Hirakud Maa Samaleswari I.T.C., Sambalpur Mahabeer Dham ITC, Bamra, Sambalpur Satyanarayan ITC, Burla Shreeram ITC, Larpank Remed, Sambalpur V.S.S ITC, RENGALI, Sambalpur Veer Surendra Sai ITC, Rengali, Sambalpur

  57. SONEPUR (1; 6 blocks)
  58. Arati ITC, Sonepur

  59. SUNDERGARH (19; 17 blocks)
  60. Banwarilal Memorial I.T.C. , Sundergarh Bramhani I.T.C., Balughat, Panposh, Sundergarh Budhuvir I.T.C., Bartoli, Sundergarh Chhend I.T.C., Chhend, Rourkela Chinmaya Technical Academy, Sundergarh Dalmia I.T.C., Rajgangpur , Sundergarh Donbosco I.T.C., Kuarmunda, Sundergarh Dr. Ambedkar Memorial I.T.C., Jagada, Rourkela Global ITC, Rourkela Hrudananda Dani ITC, Sundergarh I.T.C., Bargaon, Sundergarh I.T.C., Kirei, Sundargarh I.T.C., R.N. Palli, Rourkela I.T.I., Rourkela IB ITC, Balijori Chhak, Sundargarh Imarat Umar Tech. Training Centre , Sundergarh Indira Memorial I.T.C., Jhirpani , Sundergarh Institute Of C.S., Rourkela, Beldih Ispat ITC, Dadposh, Rourkela Jalda I.T.C., Jalda, Rourkela Kalinga I.T.C., Lathikata, Sundergarh Koel I.T.C., Jagda, Rourkela M.I.T.C., Panposh, Rourkela R.I.T.E., Bondamunda, Rourkela Rajgangpur ITC, Rajgangpur Rourkela I.T.C., Bastia, Rourkela Shivam ITC, Sundargarh Shivani Institute Of Technology, Sundergarh ST. Marys Vocational Training, Sundergarh Utkal I.T.C., Jagda, Rourkela

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List of Diploma Colleges (Polytechnics) in Odisha

The following list is obtained from http://sctevtorissa.in/collegedetail.aspx?Cid=2.


Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering(BOSE), Cuttack Barpada School of Engineering & Technology(BSET), Barapada
Institute of Engineering & Management(IEM), Jeypore Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology(IGIT), Sarang
Jharsuguda Engineering School(JES), Jharsuguda Kalinga Institute of Mining Engineering & Technology(KIMET), Chhendipada
Orissa School of Mining Engineering(OSME), Keonjhar Padmashree Krutartha Acharya Institute of Engineering & Technology(PKAIET), Baragarh
Rourkela Institute of Technology(RIT), Kalunga Sanjay Memorial Institute of Technology(SMIT), Ankuspur
SKDAV Polytechnic for Women, Rourkela Uma Charan Pattnaik Engineering School(UCPES), Berhampur
Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering(UGIE), Rourkela Women’s Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
Women’s Polytechnic, Dhenkanal Institute of Textile Technology(ITT), Choudwar
Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Institute of Technology(UGMIT), Rayagada Mayurbhanj School of Engineering(MSE), Baripada
Kalinga Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar Women’s Polytechnic, Berhampur
Nilachal Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar Sundergarh Engineering School(SES), Sundergarh
Black Diamond School of Engineering(BDSE), Brajarajnagar Balasore School of Engineering(BSE), Balasore
Sushree Institute of Technical Education (SITE),Bolangir Dhaneswar Rath Institute of Engineering & Management Studies(DRIEMS), Tangi
Krupajal Engineering School, Bhubaneswar Berhampur School of Engineering & Technology(BSET), Berhampur
CV Raman Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar Samanta Chandra Sekhar Institute of Technology & Management(SCSITM), Semiliguda
Koustav School of Engineering, Bhubaneswar Dhabaleswar Institute of Polytechnic, Athagarh
Biju Patnaik Institute of Technology, Phulbani CIPET, Bhubaneswar
Pabitra Mohan Institute of Technology, Talcher Bhubaneswar Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
Hi-Tech Institute of Information Technology, Jeypore Jeypore School of Engineering & Technology, Jeypore
Gandhi School of Engineering, Berhampur Gurukrupa Technical School, Narasinghpur
Nalanda Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar Orissa Institute of Engineering & technology, Dhenkanal
Suddhananda Residential Polytechnic, Phulnakhara Ganesh Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
Sri Polytechnic, Komonda, Nayagarh Aum Sai Institute of Technical Education,Berhampur
Pathani Samant Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dhenkanal Ideal School of Engineering, Retang, Khurdha
Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur Puri Engineering School, Puri
Kalahandi School of Engineering & Technology, Bhawanipatana Purusottam School of Engineering & Technology, Rourkela
Swami Vivekenanda School of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar Mahamaya Institute of Medical & Technical Science, Nuapada
Siddhartha Institute of Engineering & Technology, Koraput MITS Institute of Polytechnic, Rayagada
Aryan Institute of Engineering Technology Naryani Insititute of Engineering & Technology, Angul
Purna Chandra Institute of Engineering & Technology(PCIE&T), Chhendipada Adarsha School of Engineering & International Polytechnic,Angul
Jhadeswar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Balasore Ramarani Iinstitute of Technology,Balasore
BIT, POLY, Balasore Hi-Tech Institute of Engineering & Management, Ranital, Bhadrak
Bhadrak Engineering School & Technology,Asurali, Bhadrak Kalinga Institute of Engineering & Technology F.C. project, Jajpur
PNSE & T, Marshaghai SSB Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Chitrada, Mayurbhanj
Divine Institute of Engineering & Technology, Baripada Balaji Institute of Technology & Science, Gunupur
Badriprasad Institute of Technology,Sambalpur City Institute of Technical Education, Rourkela
Bharat Institute of Engineering & Technology,Berhampur Gandhi Polytechnic, Berhampur
Holy Institute of Technology, Berhampur Ganapati Institute of Engg. & Tech, Jagatpur
Barunei Institute of Engineering & Technology, Khurda Gurukula Engineering School,Jamujhari, Khurda
Indus School of Engineering, Khurda Asian School of Technology, Khurda
UIET, Rathipur, Bhubaneswar Maharaja Polytechnic, Tarabai, Bhubaneswar
Keonjhar School of Engineering, Keonjhar Kalinga Nagar Polytechnic, Tarapur,Jajpur
MITS School of Engineering, Janla, Bhubaneswar Orissa School of Engineering Polytechnic, Berhampur

 


Following is a districtwise list obtained from the page http://sctevtorissa.in/CollegeCode.aspx.The meaning of the code is as follows. 0109201 decodes to:

 

  • 01 – district number
  • 09 – the block number in that district
  • 2 – means private (1 denotes government)
  • 01 – the ITI number in that block

Sl.No. District College Code College Name
1 ANGUL (5) 0109202 Adarsha School of Engineering & International Polytechnic,Angul
2 0104201 Kalinga Institute of Mining Engineering & Technology(KIMET), Chhendipada
3 0109201 Naryani Insititute of Engineering & Technology, Angul
4 0111201 Pabitra Mohan Institute of Technology, Talcher
5 0104202 Purna Chandra Institute of Engineering & Technology(PCIE&T), Chhendipada
6 BALASORE (4) 0213204 Balasore School of Engineering(BSE), Balasore
7 0213203 BIT, POLY, Balasore
8 0214201 Jhadeswar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Balasore
9 0213202 Ramarani Iinstitute of Technology,Balasore
10 BARAGARH (1) 0303201 Padmashree Krutartha Acharya Institute of Engineering & Technology(PKAIET), Baragarh
11 BHADRAK (3) 0409203 Barpada School of Engineering & Technology(BSET), Barapada
12 0409202 Bhadrak Engineering School & Technology,Asurali, Bhadrak
13 0409201 Hi-Tech Institute of Engineering & Management, Ranital, Bhadrak
14 BOLANGIR (1) 0515201 Sushree Institute of Technical Education (SITE),Bolangir
15 CUTTACK (8) 0718203 Aryan Institute of Engineering Technology
16 0718101 Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering(BOSE), Cuttack
17 0715201 Dhabaleswar Institute of Polytechnic, Athagarh
18 0713201 Dhaneswar Rath Institute of Engineering & Management Studies(DRIEMS), Tangi
19 0718204 Ganapati Institute of Engg. & Tech, Jagatpur
20 0709201 Gurukrupa Technical School, Narasinghpur
21 0717101 Institute of Textile Technology(ITT), Choudwar
22 0718202 Suddhananda Residential Polytechnic, Phulnakhara
23

DHENKANAL (4)

0910103 Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology(IGIT), Sarang
24 0910201 Orissa Institute of Engineering & technology, Dhenkanal
25 0910202 Pathani Samant Institute of Engineering & Technology, Dhenkanal
26 0910104 Women’s Polytechnic, Dhenkanal
27 GANJAM (11) 1132201 Aum Sai Institute of Technical Education,Berhampur
28 1125201 Berhampur School of Engineering & Technology(BSET), Berhampur
29 1125208 Bharat Institute of Engineering & Technology,Berhampur
30 1125209 Gandhi Polytechnic, Berhampur
31 1125202 Gandhi School of Engineering, Berhampur
32 1125210 Holy Institute of Technology, Berhampur
33 1125203 Kalam Institute of Technology, Berhampur
34 1125211 Orissa School of Engineering Polytechnic, Berhampur
35 1125204 Sanjay Memorial Institute of Technology(SMIT), Ankuspur
36 1125105 Uma Charan Pattnaik Engineering School(UCPES), Berhampur
37 1125106 Women’s Polytechnic, Berhampur
38 JAJPUR (2) 1311201 Kalinga Institute of Engineering & Technology F.C. project, Jajpur
39 1307201 Kalinga Nagar Polytechnic, Tarapur,Jajpur
40

JHARSUGUDA (2)

1407202 Black Diamond School of Engineering(BDSE), Brajarajnagar
41 1408101 Jharsuguda Engineering School(JES), Jharsuguda
42 KALAHANDI (1) 1514201 Kalahandi School of Engineering & Technology, Bhawanipatana
43 KANDHAMAL (1) 1614201 Biju Patnaik Institute of Technology, Phulbani
44 KENDRAPARA (1) 1706201 PNSE & T, Marshaghai
45 KEONJHAR (2) 1817202 Keonjhar School of Engineering, Keonjhar
46 1817101 Orissa School of Mining Engineering(OSME), Keonjhar
47 KHURDHA (19) 1915209 Asian School of Technology, Khurda
48 1915206 Barunei Institute of Engineering & Technology, Khurda
49 1913205 Bhubaneswar Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
50 1915202 CIPET, Bhubaneswar
51 1913203 CV Raman Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
52 1915203 Ganesh Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
53 1915207 Gurukula Engineering School,Jamujhari, Khurda
54 1913206 Ideal School of Engineering, Retang, Khurdha
55 1915208 Indus School of Engineering, Khurda
56 1915201 Kalinga Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
57 1913204 Koustav School of Engineering, Bhubaneswar
58 1913202 Krupajal Engineering School, Bhubaneswar
59 1913207 Maharaja Polytechnic, Tarabai, Bhubaneswar
60 1913208 MITS School of Engineering, Janla, Bhubaneswar
61 1913209 Nalanda Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
62 1913201 Nilachal Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
63 1915204 Swami Vivekenanda School of Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar
64 1915210 UIET, Rathipur, Bhubaneswar
65 1915105 Women’s Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar
66 KORAPUT (5) 2015202 Hi-Tech Institute of Information Technology, Jeypore
67 2015201 Institute of Engineering & Management(IEM), Jeypore
68 2015203 Jeypore School of Engineering & Technology, Jeypore
69 2014201 Samanta Chandra Sekhar Institute of Technology & Management(SCSITM), Semiliguda
70 2017201 Siddhartha Institute of Engineering & Technology, Koraput
71 MAYURBHANJ (3) 2227203 Divine Institute of Engineering & Technology, Baripada
72 2227201 Mayurbhanj School of Engineering(MSE), Baripada
73 2227202 SSB Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Chitrada, Mayurbhanj
74 NAYAGARH (1) 2410201 Sri Polytechnic, Komonda, Nayagarh
75 NUAPADA (1) 2504201 Mahamaya Institute of Medical & Technical Science, Nuapada
76 PURI (1) 2615201 Puri Engineering School, Puri
77 RAYAGADA (3) 2712201 Balaji Institute of Technology & Science, Gunupur
78 2714201 MITS Institute of Polytechnic, Rayagada
79 2714102 Utkal Gourav Madhusudan Institute of Technology(UGMIT), Rayagada
80 SAMBALPUR (1) 2814201 Badriprasad Institute of Technology,Sambalpur
81 SUNDERGARH (6) 3020201 City Institute of Technical Education, Rourkela
82 3020202 Purusottam School of Engineering & Technology, Rourkela
83 3021201 Rourkela Institute of Technology(RIT), Kalunga
84 3020103 SKDAV Polytechnic for Women, Rourkela
85 3021203 Sundergarh Engineering School(SES), Sundergarh
86 3020104 Utkalmani Gopabandhu Institute of Engineering(UGIE), Rourkela

 The above site also has the list of ITIs. One can browse them in the page http://sctevtorissa.in/ITI/ResultMain.aspx.

1 comment March 29th, 2010

IIT Kharagpur offers 3 yr weekend and after hours M.Tech in Bhubaneswar and Kolkata for faculty

The deadline for the coming year is past. But one can get the details for future years from http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/downloads/mtech_new1.pdf. Following is information from that page.


The following two M. Tech programmes will be offered for faculty members of AICTE-recognized programmes of Engineering Colleges:

1. M. Tech in Electrical Engineering
2. M. Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering

The programmes will be offered from January 2010.

Programme Features

The features of these programmes and the mode of delivery are elucidated below.

• Each programme will be of three-year duration.

• These programmes will be offered in the holidays and beyond office hours on weekdays to facilitate the teachers employed in the engineering colleges to attend the classes.

• The programme may be offered during summer vacation.

• Since the potential student base for these programmes exist in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar, these programmes will be offered in the Extension Centers of the Institute at Kolkata and Bhubaneswar.

• A mixed mode of teaching through video-conferencing and face-to-face interaction will be adopted in these programmes.

• A faculty will deliver a lecture at any of the locations (primarily Kharagpur) and the students at Kolkata and Bhubaneswar will be able to attend the lecture and interact with the faculty through video-conferencing.

• The tutorials, seminars, and comprehensive viva-voce examinations will be conducted also in the above-stated mode, as and when required.

• The recorded lectures, tutorials, and interactions will be recorded in the two Extension Centres and will be stored at the library of each extension center. They will be available to the students for study during specified hours.

• Students cannot copy these recorded lectures.

• The recorded lectures, tutorials, and interactions will not be used in subsequent semesters as a substitute for live presentations.

• Laboratory classes will be conducted in one weekend of every month at IIT Kharagpur campus at Kharagpur.

• Laboratory classes may also be conducted at the respective extension centers in virtual mode, depending on the availability of the required facilities.

• Projects and supervisors will be assigned to the students by the Programme Coordinator after the completion of first two semesters.

• Students will carry out their project work at their institutions and have to be in constant touch with their supervisors. The sponsoring organizations are required to provide laboratory facilities to the students to carry out their M.Tech project works.

• There will be two class tests in every subject. The class tests will be conducted at Kharagpur when the students come to the Institute during the last weekend of a month for the laboratory class.

• Mid-Semester and End-semester examinations will be conducted at the respective Extension Centers with faculty members as invigilators.

• Comprehensive Viva-Voce will be conducted through video-conferencing.

Number of Students to be Admitted

• Twenty-five in each programme at each Extension Center.

Programme Fee

• Fee for each programme is Rs.2 lakh for each student to be paid in two instalments – the first instalment of Rs.1 lakh to be paid at the time of admission and the second instalment of Rs.1 lakh to be paid one year after the admission. The programme fee includes the tuition fee and the examination fee.

Eligibility for Admission :

• Faculty members associated with the AICTE-recognized programmes of engineering colleges are eligible for admission into the programmes.

• An applicant must have passed B. Tech in appropriate branch with a minimum of 60% marks in the final qualifying examinations (for SC/ST candidates it is 55%).

Application Fee

• The Application Fee of Rs. 2,000.00 for general candidates and Rs. 1,000.00 for SC/ST candidates should be payable by Demand Draft drawn in favour of ‘IIT Kharagpur’ on any nationalized bank payable at Kharagpur.

Undertaking from the Sponsoring Institution

The sponsoring engineering college must give an undertaking that the college will upgrade its own facility (such as laboratories, computer facilities, and library) to enable the sponsored student to carry out his/her M. Tech thesis work in that college.

Selection of Candidates

The candidates will be asked to appear at a written test and an interview to be held at each Extension Center.


Some time back we had suggested something similar. See http://www.orissalinks.com/archives/501. Even with the IIT Kharagpur’s program there is need for more such programs. Perhaps IIIT Bhubaneswar and BPUT can make efforts in this direction.

1 comment March 29th, 2010

National Center for Animation, Gaming and Visual effects to come up in Pune

Following is an excerpt from a report in mydigitalfc.

Government is planning to set up a national centre for animation, gaming  and visual effects to meet shortage of skilled professionals in the field.

A sum of Rs 52 crore has been set aside by the Planning Commission for the purpose.

Sources in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said the proposed centre would promote technical talent in the entertainment sector through specific courses such as animation, digitisation and visual effects.

The centre, which could come up at Pune, where the Film and Television Institute of India is situated, is being set up for meeting the shortage of skilled professionals in the field.

… With the Indian animation and gaming industry expected to grow, the I&B ministry is said to have engaged a consultant to prepare a report on the human resource requirement in this sector.

… Although there are several private animation-training institutes, apart from a few government-run colleges having animation curriculum, India, as of today, has only a handful of institutes teaching high-end animation techniques, sources say.

1 comment March 28th, 2010

Center plans upgrading medical colleges in capital cities and seting up 250 nursing schools

Following is an excerpt from a report in Deccan Herald.

… the Centre will spend Rs 1,300 cr in upgrading the infrastructure and student accommodation capacity of government medical colleges in state capitals and Rs 1,200 cr in setting up 250 nursing schools, Health Minister Ghulam Nabui Azad said here at a Planning Commission meeting on infrastructure development.

Nursing training will be a key constituent of the government’s health scheme. At the moment, more than nine lakh nurses are registered with the Nursing Council of India. 

March 28th, 2010

New NIDs (National Institutes of Design) at Hyderabad, Jorhat, Gwalior/Bhopal and a location in North India

Update: As per a sify report, the location in the North will be in Haryana.


Since we last reported on the NIDs, some of the new locations have been firmed up and a new controversy has started. Hyderabad and Jorhat have been announced among the new locations. There is no decision on the Northern India location yet. Controversy has arisen because the central government recently told the Madhya Pradesh government, that the NID will be in Gwalior (from where the state minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, comes from) instead of Bhopal which was announced earlier and the state had already allocated land there. This has led to a big controversy.

In any case, from Odihsa’s perspective the chance of getting an NID during the 11th plan is bleak. Of course, nothing is impossible; but I don’t see any effort to push the issue. The previous central minister of commerce and Industry (Mr. Kamal Nath) had almost promised (see here and here)  that one NID would be in Odisha. So Odisha could and should make an issue of it and the CM should pursue it. If efforts continue, then if not during  the 11th plan, Odisha could get one during the 12th plan, which begins only 2 years away. Moreover one can argue that Jorhat is in the north east and there needs to be an NID in the east; in Odisha.

1 comment March 27th, 2010

Tourism and Higher Education minister Shri Debi Mishra proposes establishment of hotel management schools in Balangir and Rourkela

Update on May 9th 2010: Following is from a report in Daily Pioneer.

The Food Craft Institute, Balangir, has been awarded as the best food craft institute all over India for its excellent all-round performance. Established jointly by the Union Ministry of Tourism and State Department of Tourism, this institute offers diploma courses in Food Production, Food and Beverages Service, Front Office Operation and House Keeping Operation. … The institute is going to be upgraded as a State Institute of Hotel Management. Recently, a Central inspection team visited the campus.


Following is an excerpt from a report in Business Standard.

… the state government has sought the conversion of the status of Food Craft Institute at Bolangir into an Indian Institute of Health Hotel Management (IIHM). The state government would provide additional land for it. Besides, the government has also urged the Centre to set up a IIHM at Rourkela, Mishra added.

Note that the Institute of Hotel Management in Bhubaneswar started as a Food Craft Institute in 1973. It became a centrally funded Institute of Hotel Management in 1984.

March 27th, 2010

National Research Institute for Management of Wetlands and Coastal Ecosystems to come up in Odisha in two campuses; Wetland research at Chilika and Coastal Eco-Managment research in Bhubaneswar

Following is an excerpt from a report in tathya.

… The Union Minister for Forest & Environment has approved the first ever National Research Institute for Management of Wetlands and Coastal Ecosystems to be set up in the state. 

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik last year requested for the same. 

… Minister Mr.Ramesh has favored an investment of Rs.30 crore for the project. 

Upendra Nath Behera, Principal Secretary Forest & Environment was informed by V N Kaul, Director Environment in the Ministry of Forest & Environment (MOEF) about the decision of the Union Government here on 26 March. 

Mr.Kaul said the Union Minister recently has green signaled not only for the project, but also funding for the same. 

Rs.10 crore recurring grant will be available for the institute for research and development of eco-system of coastal zones and wet lands. 

… Located 100 km from state capital Bhubaneswar, Chilika is known to support the largest concentration of migratory waterfowl in India. 

At least a million birds are seen at the lake every winter. 

They belong to 165 species, of which 93 are migratory and 72 are residential.

The Institute will have one campus at Chilika and another at Capital City, said sources. While Chilika Campus will look after wetland research, the Bhubaneswar Campus will be dedicated for Costal Eco-Managment researches, said an official.

March 27th, 2010

Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH) Bhubaneswar starts PG Diploma in Public Health Informatics; Signs MOU with Ravenshaw University to offer MPH

Update2: Excerpts from Expressbuzz.

An MoU was signed between Ravenshaw University Vice- Chancellor Devdas Chotray and AIPH founder secretary Dr Pinaki Panigrahi for the launch of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) programme. Besides imparting comprehensive skills in public health, the course would turn students into experts on occupational and environmental health, public health informatics and clinical and behavioural sciences. With an extensive hands-on experience, they will pass out as professionals ready to shoulder the challenges of the rise of chronic, infectious, occupational and environmental health problems that are vital contributors to high infant and maternal mortality in the State.

The first of its kind programme in Orissa is accreditated by the Council of Education on Public Health (CEPH) under the USA Government. The students would also gain credit points that would facilitate pursuance of higher studies in the US if they so willed.

But, foremost, the programme would churn out the much needed manpower in the State. There are at least 10,000 jobs for public health professionals in the district and block level under the National Rural health Mission. This apart, public health professionals are much sought after by private health sector enterprises, national and international agencies.


Update: Dharitri’s take on this.


The Asian Institute of Public Health in Bhubaneswar has announced a PG Diploma program in Public Health Informatics. This course will start in September 2010. Some details on the course obtained from their page http://www.aiph.ac.in/academics.html is as follows: 

Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Informatics (24 Credits, 12 months course begins 1st September, 2010)

The objective of this course is to help individuals gain knowledge and skills in informatics concepts and applications and advance the use of informatics in risk assessment, disease monitoring and disease surveillance. The course provides an opportunity for the students to understand the information system architecture in public health, privacy, confidentiality and security issues related to health information systems. Graduate students from all disciplines are eligible for this course that will be offered online three times a year. The course consists of the following modules:

·    Introduction to Public Health Informatics (IPHI) – Basics of public health informatics, core competencies of public health professionals, and systematic review of public health information systems.

·    Foundation of Health Information Systems (FHIS) – This course is designed to help individuals gain knowledge and skills in public health standards, databases, privacy, confidentiality and security issues relevant to public health information systems.

·    Applications of Public Health Informatics (APHI) – overview of clinical decision support systems, Geographic Information Systems, public health surveillance systems.

·    Computer mediated Health Education and Health Promotion (CMHEHP) – Web based approaches to health education and health promotion, role of health literacy and varied learning needs of public health consumers and different stakeholders.

·    A 12 credit informatics research project will be required to get the Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health Informatics.

The institute seems to have a strong faculty. See http://www.aiph.ac.in/Indian.html

Surendra K. Mishra, MSc, PGDA, DCS

Health systems, behavioural sciences research and communication, reproductive health

Ashish Joshi, MD, MPH

Public health informatics, health outcomes research, design of multi-component interventions

Niharika Khanna, MD, DCH
HPV epidemiology, cervical cancer, cancer vaccines

Prasanna Nair, MD, MPH

Maternal and child health, epidemiology, HIV/AIDS

P N Padmanabhan, PhD, FAAASc

Nutrition, non-invasive methods for monitoring gastrointestinal health, cancer prevention

Seba Mohapatra, MD

Maternal health, health systems

Pinaki Panigrahi, MD, PhD
Epidemiology, field surveillance, human research protection, clinical trials

P. K. Senapati, MD

Health systems, health care delivery and administration

S. Ramanathan, MPhil

Health economics and finance, reproductive health, gender and equity

Preethy Nayar, MBBS, MPhil, PhD

Health services research & administration, program and policy evaluation

Shireen Rajaram, PhD

Social and behavioral sciences, access to health care, health care disparity

Pritish Nanda, PGDHM, MPH
Health communication, hospital management, social mobilization, program management

E. Venkata Rao, MD
Epidemiology, financial management

 

U.S.-based faculty teaching at AIPH, Bhubaneswar

Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH.

Health communication, community-based participatory research

Ayman El-Mohandes, MD, MPH
International health, program evaluation

J. Glenn Morris Jr, MD, MPH&TM

Infectious diseases, Cholera, emerging and re-emerging diseases

Ira H. Gewolb, MD
Newborn health, biostatistics

Judith A. Johnson, PhD
Infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, clinical microbiology

Magda G. Peck, ScD

Leadership development and practice, childhood well being evaluation

Chandran Achutan, PhD

Occupational and environmental health

Hala Azzam,  PhD, MPH

Workforce development and training, field assessments, HIV/AIDS

Hrishikesh Chakraborty, DrPH

Biostatistics, epidemiology, cluster randomized trials

James Sherry, MD,PhD
Health policy, international health

Jaime Gofin, MD, PhD
Program evaluation, community-oriented primary care

Li-Wu Chen, MHSA, PhD

Health economics, cost-effectiveness analysis, health care utilization by underserved population

KM Monirul Islam, MBBS, PhD

Epidemiology, international health, development of surveillance system and evaluation

Ge Lin, PhD

GIS and spatial statistics, statistic methods for defining and quantifying their spatial signals

This instiute will add to the public health offerings in India which include various IIPH offerings such as:

  • IIPH Delhi: PG Diploma in (a) Clinical Research (b) Public Health Management and (c) Health Economics, Health Care Financing and Health Policy
  • IIPH Hyderabad: PG Diploma in (a) Biostatistics and Data Management
  • IIPH Gandhinagar: PG Diploma in (a) Public Health Management

The IIPH in Bhubaneswar (different from the AIPH) is also scheduled to start in July 2010. The AIPH and IIPH in Bhubaneswar will make Bhubaneswar a strong public health education destination. I hope both will spread their wings across Odisha  so that some of the current public health issues of interior Odisha are adequately addressed. I am told AIPH is already doing that and has research projects involving interior and tribal Odisha.


Pioneer reports today that AIPH has signed an MOU with Ravenshaw University. This is a great partnership and beneficial to both.

5 comments March 27th, 2010

Alma Fiesta, the student organized socio-cultural festival of IIT Bhubaneswar, March 26-28th 2010: http://www.almafiesta.com

The web site of this event is http://www.almafiesta.com/. Their blog is at http://almafiesta.com/blog/. Following are some planned highlights of this festival.

We start with the most important one:

Alma Fiesta, IIT Bhubaneswar and Smt. Nandini Satpathy Memorial Trust Presents

 

Perspective: The Social Case Study Competition

Problem Statement:

Politics in India continues to be a murky and tabooed business which is being rarely taken up by the youth of present generation. Youth owns the key to dynamic thinking and action and thus are the indispensable part of a country’s politics. Present your views highlighting the current scenario of the youth participation in politics, the plan to increase this participation and also the plan to bring out the transparencies in the work of a politician.

Method of Submission: The participants are required to submit online their aforesaid visionary plan in form of a presentation in .pdf format by 25 March 2010 before 11.55 PM. The selected participants will present their plan before judge and audience on 27 March 2010. The presentations can be mailed to submissions@almafiesta.com before the deadline. No registration fees are required for submitting your presentations. So pen down your ideas and get the title of ‘SNSMT-IIT BBS Social Change maker of 2010’ along with various exciting prizes. For any queries contact: Mudit Sharma mudit@almafiesta.com +91 93385 75352.

Following are the rest of the events.

  • Topsy Turvy : Inter College Group Dance Competition

    Topsy Turvy, Put your best foot forward, because Topsy Turvy inter-college dance competition is sure to excite everyone to put on their dancing shoes. Be a part of our fiesta and drink in from the excitement.

  • Face Off

    Imagination is reality; dreams, thoughts and delusions are no less real than the "outside" world. Reality is a consensus, the same consensus the audience accepts when they enter a theatre to see a play and, for a time, pretend that what they are seeing is real. FACE OFF, an intercollegiate stage play event, is one of those platforms to experience the "reality”. So come, witness the reality on the stage and the director’s mind at work behind the scenes.

  • N-Circled

    Give the audience a hint of a scene, no more than that. Give them too much and they won’t contribute anything themselves. Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you. That’s what gives the Street Play meaning: when it becomes a social cause. So be there to be a part of a social causes @ N-CIRCLED – an intercollegiate street play competition.

  • EUPHONY

    In the Iron Maiden edition of the Dream Theatre pluck the MetallicaStrings to elevate from the System of a Down and let the world Parikrama around you to attain Nirvana. If music is your passion and life then euphony, an inter college band competition for both eastern and western genres, is the right chance to test your ardor. The vim and vigour of music bands will be at its peak and the spirit of music is going to fill the entire ambience with a tone of mesmerisation.

  • TRACK THE TRACK

    Music is the harmony between melody, rhythm and expressions and thus for a song to touch the soul one needs to properly ‘Track the Track’. This sing-along karaoke event is a unique opportunity for the music enthusiasts to show up their talent. So hit the music loud and prove your mettle.

  • ANTAKSHARI

    A contest for the movie track fanatics who are experts in the lyrics. A common, Classic game yet can be mind-boggling at times. To triumph in the event means to be quick and sharp enough to get the right song. It is time to fine tune your musical knowledge and portray it to the world.

  • Decoding Shakespeare
  • Gone in 60 seconds
  • Lit-Spree
  • IIT Bhubaneswar Youth Quiz

    A Quiz on Pan Youth Topics. Be it movies, music, gadgets, ads or IT-this quiz comes as a whole some package of fun entertainment.

  • Heads or Tails: Citius, Altius, Fortius!

    Bored of traditional quizzes of Tech, Biz, India…? Want a change? We could sense that. So here is an offbeat quiz purely dedicated to the Sports Turf. For all Sports Frenzied Junta Heads or Tails? Call it right!

  • Youth Marathon
  • Your Honour: The mock board room event.

    Motion:

    Ostracism, humiliation and mistreatment at the hands of family members, community and the medical fraternity are increasing in Orissa. Not only people living with HIV and AIDS but also their family members are equally suffering and facing the challenges in different setting. The question is whether we need to practice a differential treatment/approach to address the issue of people living with HIV-AIDS or not?

  • PALETTE

    With the brush in your hand swipe the fog out of the sky and give life to your imaginations. Let the world acknowledge your endless dreams. Colours being your mouthpiece tell the unspoken and leave the beholder standstill. Mismatch the colours on this palette and paint life.

  • LEAF COLLAGE

    Attention!!

    Dare not miss this opportunity to expose your ingenious dexterity. Let the foliage mirror your imagination and creativity in your grey cells. Leaves are waiting to reflect your artistic thoughts. Share your ideas, feelings, no matter what you want to express, through leave collage. Give a shape to your imagination and let the clutters of leaves take the pride to represent the artist in you.

  • Mahfile-E-Hansi: Dr. Kumar Vishwas
  • Classical Reloaded: Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Salil Bhatt; Akram Khan
  • Leela: Orissa Dance Academy led by Aruna Mohanty
  • Headbang: Kryptos
  • Celebration of World Theater Day on 27th March in collaboration with Natya Chetana
  • Commemoration of Earth hour on 27th March

One important aspect of this festival is that it is mainly organized by the students with some (minimal) guidance from the faculty and a very small percentage of funding from the IIT. The students find sponsors who cover most of the budget. They organize the events.

1 comment March 26th, 2010

PIB: National Knowledge Network gets Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) approval

Following is from http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=59877.

Subject: Proposal for Setting up of National Knowledge Network (NKN)


  14:24 IST

CCI Decision

 

 

Decision:  Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure has approved the establishment of the National Knowledge Network (NKN) at an outlay of Rs.5990 crore to be implemented by NIC over a period of 10 years.

 

Point-wise details

 

1.                   Background: 

 

1.1 One of the important recommendations of the National Knowledge Commission (NKC) is to inter-connect all knowledge institutions through high speed data communication network. This would encourage sharing of knowledge, specialized resources and collaborative research.

1.2   The Government’s decision to set up such a National Knowledge Network was announced by the Finance Minister in the Budget speech of 2008-09. An initial amount of Rs.100 crore for FY 2008-09 was allocated to the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and IT for establishing the National Knowledge Network. A high level committee was set up under the Chairmanship of Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India, to coordinate and monitor the establishment of the NKN.

 

2.                   Implementation strategy and targets:

 

2.1 The architecture of the National Knowledge Network will be scalable and the network will consist of an ultra-high speed core (multiples of 10 Gbps and upwards).  The core shall be complemented with a distribution layer at appropriate speeds. The participating institutions can connect to the NKN at speeds of 1 Gbps or to the distribution layer through a last mile connectivity bandwidth.

2.2 The NKN will provide nation-wide ultra high speed backbone/data-network highway. Various other networks in the country can take advantage of this ultra high speed backbone, with national and international reach to create independent and closed user groups.

2.3 The NKN will have about 25 core Point of Presence (PoPs) and 600 secondary PoPs. It will connect around 1500 institutions. The Physical Infrastructure (setting up of core network) is expected to be completed in a span of 24 months.

 

3.                   Major Impact:

 

3.1  NKN will enable scientists, researchers and students from diverse spheres across the country to work together for advancing human development in critical and emerging areas. NKN willcatalyse knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer between stakeholders seamlessly – that too across the nation and globally. NKN is expected to encourage a larger section of research and educational institutions to create intellectual property. NKN would enable use of specialized applications, which allow sharing of high performance computing facilities, e-libraries, virtual classrooms and very large databases.

3.2 Health, Education, Grid Computing, Agriculture and e-Governance are the main applications identified for implementation and delivery on NKN. Applications such as countrywide classrooms will address the issue of faculty shortage and ensure quality education delivery across the country. The crux of the success of the Knowledge Network is related to the education related applications, databases and delivery of services to the users on demand.

 

4.                   Current status of initial phase

 

            In the initial phase, a core Backbone consisting of 15 Points of Presence (PoPs) have been established with 2.5 Gbps capacity.  Around 40 institutions of higher learning and advanced research have already been connected to the network and 6 virtual classrooms set up.

 

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March 26th, 2010

Yale may develop leadership programmes for the deans and vice chancellors of the 14 innovation universities

Following is an excerpt from a report in Business Standard.

… An official confirmed the ministry met these institutes almost two weeks ago to discuss these plans.

Yale’s talks with the HRD ministry involve mentoring all 14 universities through its leadership programme. Since none of these universities have been built, the Ivy League university’s role is to act as consultant and conceptualiser,

“Minister Sibal has agreed to work with us on the new innovation universities for references and conceptualising. We will be developing leadership programmes for the deans and vice chancellors of these universities,” George Joseph, assistant secretary, Yale University, told Business Standard.

“We don’t plan to set up an India campus anytime soon … but we would like to mentor the new innovation universities just like the Indian Institutes of Technology were mentored when they were established,” he added.

Each “innovation university” is expected to focus on one area or problem of significance to India, such as urbanisation, environmental sustainability and public health.

MIT has expressed interest in mentoring one university that is focused on the energy sector. …

Meanwhile, Yale also plans to use part of the funds from its Yale India initiative for the leadership programme for these new universities. The initiative began in November 2008 and now has almost $75 million (Rs 338 crore).

March 22nd, 2010

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