The Alumni Association, Utkal University jointly with the university administration organised a webinar "Career opportunities in Banking, Insurance and Financial Service sectors" on July 31.
Alumni Association president and former Chief Secretary Bijay Kumar Patnaik in his welcome address stated that the objective is to give a fair idea of the sectors and the career opportunities available for students.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Sabita Acharya while lauding the initiative underlined that the career counselling gives an advantage to the students. The webinar was inaugurated by Higher Education Minister Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo. Former General Manager of Bank of Baroda Dr Manoranjan Bhuyan spoke about the banking scenario in the country and the vast employment opportunities the sector holds.
Similarly, two other speakers, namely, Subrat Mohanty ,Co-Founder, Springdale Insurance Broking Private Limited and Prakash Chandra Rath,Former Head, Strategic Assets Finance in L&T Finance Limited elucidated in details the career opportunities available in insurance and financial service sectors.
Alumni Connect Coordinator Prof Dr Kunja Bihari Panda gave vote of thanks. Joint secretary of association Raghunath Prusty conducted the webinar. General secretary of the association and former Vice Chancellor Dr Asoke Das, vice president Debendra Prasad Das and joint treasurer Dr Birakishore Dash were present. Besides, Dr Pradeep Kumar Rath, Amiya Kumar Mohanty, Sarit Prava Das,Gadadhar Rath, RS Pattnayak, Dillip Kumar Mishra, Ganeswar Jena, Sangram Keshari Das, Tanmay Swain, Nityananda Das, Harekrushna Sial and Dr Narayan Tripathy were present on behalf of the Alumni Association.
Dr Gunanidhi Sahoo, Dr Anasuya Nath, Dr Ashis Chandra Pathy, Prof Dasarathi Sahoo, Prof Puspanjali Jena and many more faculties were present in the webinar on behalf of the university. Other eminent participants in the webinar were former Chief General Manager of Reserve Bank of India Dasarathi Mishra , former Assistant General Manager of Punjab National Bank Ashok Kumar Patnaik.