Guwahati — As a part of the effort to bridge industry-academia gap, department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE), School of Technology (SoT) Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), organized a seminar by industry professionals on 31 October, 2015. Er. Utpala Sharma, CGM, PP&D (Retd.), APDCL delivered a lecture on “Electrical System Protection” to the B.Tech. and M.Tech. students of Electric and Electronic Engineering (EEE) department.
Er. Utpala Sharma, with her lifelong experience in many power systems planning, design and various academics in NE region, talked on various aspects of maintaining a secured and reliable electrical power system network; starting from the basics of protection fundamentals, various schemes and equipment with their operation and behaviour, to the modern age digital protection.
Er Sharma elaborated on the basic function of a protective system, nature and types of faults in power systems, key components of protective scheme like various relays, CBs, instruments transformers, and static relays.
The session was interactive and informative for the students.
“The shortage of appropriately skilled persons across many industries is emerging as a significant and complex challenge to India’s growth and future,” says EEE Assistant Professor Mr. Jesif Ahmed.
According to NASSCOM, each year over 3 million graduates and post-graduates are added to the Indian workforce.
SoT Director Prof Manoranjan Kalita says, “It is sad, of these only 25 percent of technical graduates and 10-15 percent of other graduates are considered employable by the rapidly growing IT and ITES segments.”
Department of EEE believes that tuning individuals for the jobs of the future and allowing them to visualize what is possible today will not only make a difference in their lives but will enrich our communities now and for the future.
Commenting on the employability of graduates today Prof Kalita says, “What we have today is a growing skills gap reflecting the slim availability of high-quality college education in India and the galloping pace of the country’s service-driven economy, which is growing faster than most countries in the world.”
Prof Kalita insists, “Its high time now for us to reboot the Indian education system and joint initiatives by the industry and academia will play an important part in plugging the talent gap in the years to come.”
As businesses propose to double and treble their workforces and India strives to maintain its position in the global marketplace, it has become imperative that ADBU prepares and plan for a world-class, competent, talented and innovative workforce.