Don Bosco College and GCCI forge ties to promote industry-institution collaboration

To promote skill development and industry-institute collaboration, Don Bosco College, Panjim and Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 6 February 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 in the MoU.

The institution is likely to have access to rich resources of essential business information and various chamber events. The offices of GCCI are conveniently situated in the heart of Goa’s capital, and also in the largest industrial estate at Verna.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Ralph de Sousa, 1st Vice President, GCCI, and Fr. Joaquim Lobo, Director of Don Bosco College Panjim, in the presence of Mr. R.S. Kamat, Director General, GCCI, Ms. Pallavi Arondekar, Deputy Director, GCCI, Ms. Alisha Souza, Assistant Professor, Don Bosco College and Mr. Gilbert Mendes, Assistant Professor, Don Bosco College, Dr Cedric Silviera, Principal at Don Bosco College at the Chamber 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 and an association like this is aimed at bridging the existing gap between education and the industry.