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Bhubaneswar: Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) Deemed to be University has signed an MoU with L&T EduTech, a business vertical of Larsen and Toubro Limited (L&T), in which the latter would extend professional training, internship and placement to SOA’s core engineering students.

The MoU was signed by Prof. Pradipta Kumar Nanda, Pro-Vice Chancellor of SOA and R Balasubramanian, Consultant, L&T EduTech.

As per the agreement, signed on Monday, Larsen and Toubro, one of the leading engineering conglomerates operating across the world providing technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and services including learning and assessment solutions and platforms through its EduTech business unit, would aim to bridge the gap between industry and academia.

Initially, the facility would be available to students of core engineering disciplines like Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) which would be subsequently extended to other disciplines, Prof. Sujit Dash, Professor and Head, Training and Placement, SOA, said in a press release.

The core objective would be to enhance the employability of students as well as aspiring professionals across various engineering and technology sectors. Focusing on employability, L&T is set to launch a series of industry-led application-oriented courses under its program — L&T CollegeConnect which would be made available to SOA students.

SOA would cooperate and provide the solicited inputs, infrastructure support etc to L&T and both parties have agreed to provide CollegeConnect series to the students in phases. It will enable skill development of the students for preparing them for industry based jobs, Prof. Dash said.