The Odisha Power Transmission Corporation (OPTCL) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, for establishment of OPTCL Chair in the premier engineering institute.
The students from IIT will have practical exposure on real-time projects, and at the same time OPTCL engineers will have an opportunity to interact with IITians and enhance their knowledge in the process.
Apart from education, IIT Bhubaneswar is committed to local area and social development through structured intervention. This Chair will act as an extended arm of the R&D wing for the Odisha power sector.
The core objectives of establishing the Chair Position of OPTCL in IIT Bhubaneswar are knowledge sharing, skill enhancement, research and development.
A Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy, Smart Grid will be established under the umbrella of this Chair position.