“I feel that collaboration of Academia and Industry should happen in 11th standard only. Students should be taught on how industry works by internship or by any other activity, as it will clear the mind of the students.”
Mr. Rashmi Rajan Mohapatra
Mentor, Navonmesh Prasar Foundation
Mr. Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra, a BE, MBA from NIT Trichy, is currently the Managing Director at Kemppi South East Asia & India. Having a lot of credentials to his name, Mr. Mohapatra has devoted himself into upgrading India’s “skill development” sector and is a member of the National Skill Development Council, FICCI.
Not a stranger to plain facts, Mr. Mohapatra finds himself wondering about the global economy if all the women in the world were also a part of the workforce. To see this through, he has started the Best female welder competition in India which is now accredited in the world. Within a span of just a few years, he has also set up 20 ‘Centre of excellence for Skill development’ and we can be assured that the number is to rise.
For a major portion of his life, Mr. Mohapatra has been affiliated with the welding industry not just on a national level but an international level; he is also a Core Committee Member of the Welding Council, CII, Member, Indian Institute of Welding, and a Council Member of Manufacturing in CII Tamil Nadu. He is also a member WIM, Malaysia and IIW Singapore. He is an expert in CE marking for PPE and a lead auditor for ISO.
A veteran orator, Mr. Mohapatra is also a TedX speaker and a keynote speaker at several conferences and universities all over India. Bringing Industry and Academia together is his passion. He is an Industry Advisor to OP Jindal University and Mentor to Navonmesh Prasar Foundation – A school for Rural innovation in Odisha.