Odisha’s State Council for Technical Education & Vocational Training has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Jindal Stainless to promote technical education in the field of stainless steel and its various applications. Under this MoU, stainless steel courses will be introduced in all the Polytechnic colleges in Odisha from June 2022. There will be two modules under this MoU – compulsory and elective. A course on stainless steel will be introduced as an additional compulsory module for Metallurgy and Mechanical engineering students in the 5th semester of every batch, starting June 2022, across all the Government Polytechnic Colleges in Odisha. It will include 10 theory lectures exclusively on stainless steel. Jindal Stainless will also organize plant visits for the students. Additionally, the Company will conduct a ‘Train the Trainers’ program for the faculty in these colleges.The elective module will incorporate a 3-credit course with about 40 lectures in the 6th semester for Mechanical and Metallurgy engineering students at Government Polytechnics in Jajpur and Kendrapada, and BOSE, Cuttack. Students will be able to enroll for this elective course through an exam at the end of their 5th semester. The selected students shall undergo 20 hours of industrial training at Jindal Stainless Jajpur plant, where they would work on various projects. Upon successful completion of the course, all participating students will receive Certificates jointly from Jindal Stainless and their respective institutions. The Company will also extend pre-placement offers to students based on their performance.