Over 900 New Assistant Professors & Lecturers Join Colleges In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 914 assistant professors and lecturers joined various colleges in Odisha on Monday.

Addressing the new college teachers at an orientation programme in Bhubaneswar through video-conferencing, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik appealed to them to broaden the sphere of knowledge of students. “I would expect all of you to commit yourselves to our education system, inspire the students, help them broaden their sphere of knowledge, and make them ready to plunge into the new world with confidence,” he said.

The chief minister further said, “This is the age of technology. I expect you to use technology in education so that the students can have access to knowledge from all over the globe. Students should be encouraged to take up research work and understand the transformation that is happening all around us. We also need more of our students to come out successful in all India competitive examinations. I think you can play a bigger role in preparing our students for a better future.”

Congratulating the newly recruited college teachers, Naveen said, “All of you must have achieved brilliant success in your educational career before reaching here. Now, the future of our youngsters is in your hands.”

“A novel initiative like ‘Odisha University Research and Innovation Incentivisation Plan’ has been implemented to encourage student-teacher researchers for a better engagement in the field of research and innovation. Programmes like online orientation and refresher courses have been started by tying up with renowned universities of the country,” he added.

Higher Education Minister Rohit Pujari, Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra and secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian also spoke on the occasion. Bishnupada Sethy, principal secretary, Higher Education and Director, Higher Education were present.

While 321 lecturers joined the Teachers Training Colleges, 126 lecturers joined Government Colleges and 467 joined various aided non-government colleges.

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