Nestle CMD Suresh Narayanan advocates Flexible Curriculum for Adoption of New Technology

Suresh Narayanan with Dr Hrusikesh Mohanty

During his speech at the Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering, Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director of Nestle India, emphasised the critical need for updating the Diploma curriculum to align with Industry 4.0 standards. He advocated for greater participation of industry experts in curriculum design, highlighting the importance of integrating practical industry insights into academic frameworks. Established in 1923, BOSE Cuttack is celebrating its 100 years, and has been at the forefront of providing quality technical education in Odisha.

Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering (BOSE), a pioneer in technical education in Odisha since 1923, celebrated its centenary with a landmark seminar titled “Beyond the Horizon: Challenges and Impact of AI in the Future.” This event marked a significant chapter in the institution’s storied history, highlighting its commitment to technological innovation and academic excellence.

Mechanical Engineering students of Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering proudly present a meticulously crafted Nestle India logo to Chairman Suresh Narayanan

The seminar was honored by the presence of Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director of Nestle India, as the Chief Guest. Prominent dignitaries including Usha Padhee IAS, Principal Secretary of Skill Development and Technical Education, and Manoj Kumar Mishra, Principal Secretary of Electronics and Information Technology, graced the occasion as Guests of Honor. The inaugural session featured an address by G Reghu IAS, The Director of Technical Education in Odisha, who provided insights into BOSE’s rich heritage.

Inauguration of Industry 4.0 Lab & Display of Student Talent

Usha Padhee IAS

A highlight of the seminar was the inauguration of an Industry 4.0 lab, generously donated by Dilip Mishra, Managing Director of DriveGrowth, in a heartfelt tribute to his late father, a distinguished BOSE alumnus. The event showcased a range of student projects in areas such as Gulf Cart, Land Rover, and Drones, with Suresh Narayanan interacting extensively with the students and recognizing their potential.

A young female 5th semester student Suravi Rout from the electrical engineering department particularly impressed attendees with her innovative design of a Land Rover, earning praise from Mr. Narayanan for her technical skill and confidence. Suresh Narayanan highlighted the need for industry participation in designing curricula, ensuring that academic programs are closely aligned with current industry standards and practices. He praised BOSE for its innovative approach in implementing project-based learning, a method that actively engages students and provides them with hands-on experience, preparing them effectively for the challenges of the modern technological world.

Manoj Kumar Mishra

“At Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering, the harmonious collaboration of disciplines was vividly demonstrated as Sri Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and MD of Nestle India, was escorted from the Mechanical Engineering department to the Auditorium in an Electric Vehicle ingeniously designed by our Automobile Engineering students”, shared Dr Hrusikesh Mohanty, Principal of BOSE Cuttack. In a display of technological elegance, a drone, meticulously crafted by Electrical Engineering students, showered flowers upon Mr Narayanan. “This innovative and project-driven learning approach at BOSE reflects the exceptional caliber and creativity of our students, earning accolades from our distinguished guests”, added Dr Mohanty.

Distinguished speakers including Usha Padhee IAS, Manoj Kumar Mishra, and others from various sectors shared their insights, aligning with the seminar’s theme. The seminar, focused on “Beyond the Horizon: Challenges and Impact of AI in the Future,” witnessed a series of insightful technical presentations delivered by esteemed professionals from diverse fields. Subrat Kumar Kanungo, IT Director at Kyndryl, shared his expertise on the integration of AI in IT solutions. Sanjay Kumar Behera, the RTO of Cuttack, discussed the impact of AI on transportation and regulatory frameworks. Sidhartha Routray, a Leader in Digital Marketing, delved into the influence of AI on digital marketing strategies.

Prem Acharya, Director of Strategic Growth at CSM, provided a perspective on the strategic growth opportunities in AI. Dilip Misra, Director of DriveGrowth, explored the innovative applications of AI in business growth and development. The seminar was expertly moderated by Dr. Anita Tripathy, a Lecturer in English, who facilitated the discussions, ensuring a cohesive flow of ideas and insights throughout the event. This assembly of speakers provided a multifaceted view of AI’s potential and challenges, reflecting the diverse applications and implications of AI in the future. The event witnessed active participation from principals and students of various Polytechnic and ITI institutions, fostering a spirit of knowledge exchange and industry collaboration.

G Reghu IAS felicitating Dilip Mishra (left)

The seminar, which commenced at 9:45 AM and concluded at 5:45 PM, reflected BOSE’s enduring legacy and its role in shaping future generations of engineers. Dr. Hrusikesh Mohanty, Principal of BOSE, expressed gratitude at the seminar’s conclusion, underscoring its success as a crucial milestone in the institution’s journey. As it marks a centenary of excellence in technical education, Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering (BOSE) in Cuttack stands as a pride of academic and professional development in Odisha.

Established in 1923, BOSE has been instrumental in shaping the future of countless engineers, contributing significantly to the technological landscape of the region. This 100-year celebration not only commemorates the past achievements but also sets the stage for future innovations and collaborations in the field of engineering and technology. The institute continues to foster a culture of excellence, adapting to the ever-evolving demands of the industry and ensuring its students are equipped with the skills needed to thrive in a dynamic world.


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