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DBC Panjim and GCCI forge ties to promote industry-institution collaboration

By Fr. Francis Xavier Francis
Director DBC Fr Joaquim Lobo and Vice President GCCI signing the MoU at GCCI Panjim
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Panjim, Feb. 8. To promote skill development and industry-institute collaboration, Don Bosco College (DBC), Panjim and Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on February 6, 2021. It highlights eight potential areas identified for the industry-institute engagement. Curriculum design, industrial visits, student internship, skill development programmes, guest lectures, faculty development programmes and strengthening incubation centres through industry to promote innovation, and entrepreneurship among students were the thrust areas of the MoU.
DBC is likely to have access to rich resources of essential business information and various chamber events. The offices of GCCI situated in the heart of Goa's capital Panjim, and in the largest industrial estate of the state at Verna, has added to the convenience of this new venture.

The MoU was signed by First Vice President, GCCI, Ralph de Sousa and Director of DBC Panjim, Fr. Joaquim Lobo, in the presence of  Director General, GCCI, R.S. Kamat, Deputy Director, GCCI, Pallavi Arondekar, Principal DBC, Dr Cedric Silviera, Asst Professor, DBC, Alisha Souza, and Asst Professor, DBC, Gilbert Mendes, at the Office of Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Panjim.

The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry is Goa's premier non-profit business, support service and networking organization. They represent and liaise with SMEs, corporate organizations and government bodies.  One of the main aims of the association is to bridge the existing gap between education and the industry.  



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