The Odisha State Open University will soon launch ‘Earn While You Learn’ programme for students. The programme will be based on workplace based learning and will be the first of its kind in the state.
The minimum eligibility criteria for the programme will remain Plus 2 pass and students will be selected through a screening process, said University Vice-Chancellor Dr Srikant Mohapatra.
Students will start getting stipend from the first month and will be attached to service sector firms, said Dr Mohapatra. The open varsity signed an MoU with Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL) regarding this.
The Odisha State Open University (OSOU) launched a mobile phone application during its third Foundation Day celebration for the online admission process, which is unique to any University in the state.
The OSOU signed two MoUs with Sambalpur University and Gangadhar Meher University to provide add-on courses to their students. It also signed an MoU with the State Institute of Rural Development and PR to enhance the skills and managerial capacity of elected Panchayati Raj representatives of the state by providing them Rural Development courses.
In future, the varsity is planning to open study centres at the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT), Berhampur University, Sri Jagannath Sanskrit University and Ravenshaw University, said Mohapatra. This will equip students across the state with skills and provide job oriented courses, he added.