Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik handed over placement order to 299 newly-recruited Lecturers, at Jayadev Bhawan here on Friday.
According to official sources, a total of 833 lecturers have been selected and the placement process will be completed by November. All the lecturers will be posted in aided colleges.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that his government had been making sincere efforts to improve quality of education in the state by establishing Centres of Excellence in universities with research funds for young educators. “Our focus is on strengthening research capacity in the discipline that is relevant to the socio-economic development of Odisha. Apart from various scholarships for students in need, Career Counseling Cells, Civil Service Coaching Centres are also being opened. We are also making efforts to speed up the process to open an Odia University for preservation and promotion of Odia language,” he said.
Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo and Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mishra also spoke.