OPJU is organizing First Industry-Academia Conclave (IAC-2018) on “Realigning Education towards Industry Needs” at the University Campus during April 12-13, 2018 in association with Jindal Steel and Power Limited, Raigarh, India.

This student led initiative aims to bridge the gap between the industry needs and the academic community and provide a common platform for exchange of ideas and setup a system to increase collaboration between the two. This two day conclave will provide the participants to engage in dialogue and discussion to understand today’s industry needs, seek inputs from industry to shape curriculum, prepare students to better understand the type of skills that the industry is looking for, and provide opportunities to all stake holders to increase engagement through internships, projects, and industry visits in the long term.

The conclave will host several keynote speakers from across our industry partners, and also conduct multiple breakout sessions to discuss the specific issues outlined above. It will share platform to the innovators from all over India to exhibit their products, start ups, projects and will set up a base to connect academic with the industry.


The Program will focus on:

  • Encouraging the students to cultivate a more pragmatic outlook regarding the Industry and its expectations.

  • How to manage the human capital and achieve the business results through competency development?

  • Importance of Talent Assessment and Development initiatives.

  • Need for sustainable competency based human resource system in an organization.

  • Genesis of automation in Talent Management.

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Key Speakers

Mr Rakesh Sarin
CEO, International Business & Global Services
Suzlon Energy Ltd,
Pune (India)

Mr Ramesh Nair
Chief Executive Officer
Adani Solar,
New Delhi (India)

Mr Vaibhav Satpute
CEO and Managing Director
Tuls Corps Pvt Ltd,
Mumbai (India)

Mr Cees ten Broek
Director World Auto Steel
World Steel Association
Brussels Area (Belgium)

Mr R.V. Sridhar
Executive Director and CEO
Essar Steel India Limited (Pune Facility),
Pune (India)

Mr Dinesh C Sinha
President & SBU Head
Jindal Saw Limited,
Nashik (India)

Mr Ashish Swarup Agarwal
Chief Operating Officer
Skeiron Renewable Energy Pvt Ltd,
Pune (India)

Mr Sandeep Verma
Chief Executive Officer
Maan Aluminium Ltd,
New Delhi (India)

Mr Ashesh Dutta
Centre Director
eTech Guys Software,
Kolkata (India)

Dr A K Tripathi
Director General
National Institute of Solar Energy, Govt. of India

Mr Pradip Patra
VP and Head
JSW Steel,
Dolvi (India)

Mr R N Yadav
Technical Director
Bhusan Power and Steel Ltd
Odisha (India)

Mr Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra
Managing Director
Chennai (India)

Mr Waqar Naqvi
Chief Executive Officer
Taurus Mutual Fund
Mumbai (India)

Mr Lakshmanan Ravi
Chief Executive Officer
GMR Aiport developers (International)
Chennai (India)

Mr Sandeep Dubey
Synergy Steel Structures,
New Delhi (India)

Mr Pradeep Dhar
Managing Director
Vitasta Consulting,
Mumbai (India)

Dr Akshai Runchal
Chief Executive Officer
Analytic and Computational Research, Inc.
Stradella Road, CA (USA)

Mr Rajeev Kumar
CEO and Managing Director
Simplex Casting, Bhilai Area

Ms Runa Maitra
Founder and Director
People Talent International,
New Delhi (India)

Mr S S Rathi
Executive Director - Plant Head
Nalwa Steel & Power Ltd.
Raigarh (India)

Mr Rajeev Bhaduria
Director JSPL Group HR
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
Chhattisgarh (India)

Mr Bharat Rohra
CEO Power Business
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.
Chhattisgarh (India)

Mr V Kamath
Managing Director
Fronius India Private Limited,
Pune (India)

Mr Sanjay Agarwal
Tata Communications payment solutions Ltd,
Mumbai (India)

Mr Babu Vittal
Head HR
Shop Clues,
New Delhi (India)

Mr. Vivek Agrawal
Chief Operating Officer
Godawari Power & Ispat Limited,
Raipur (India)

Mr L N Perni
Chief Executive Officer
SMC Power Generation Limited,
Orissa (India)

Dr Siddharth Pandey
Vice President Group HR
Balasore Alloys Limited,
Orissa (India)

Mr R K Singh
Chief Executive Officer
Abhijit Group,
Ranchi, Jharkhand (India)

Mr Vivekananda Mishra
GM and Head HR
Hindalco Industries, Jharsuguda,
Orissa (India)

Dr Tarapada Das
VP and Head HR and Safety
Tata Refractories, Belpahar,
Orissa (India)

Mr P R Prasad
COO & Sr Vice President
ESSAR Steel India Private Limited,
Orissa (India)

Mr Pabitra K Das
Chairman, Skill Development Committee
Indian Institute of Welding,

Mrs Renu Rajni
Vice President
Bangalore (India)

Mr P U Jacob
Vice President, HR
Hexaware Technologies Pvt Ltd,
Mumbai (India)

Mr Prashant Das
Head HR
JSW Steel coated Products,
Mumbai (India)

Dr K K Shukla
NIT Jamshedpur,

Dr Animesh Biswas
NIT Rourkela,

Dr P P Chattopadhyay
National Institute of Foundry & Forge Technology, Jamshedpur (India)

Dr Indranil Chattoraj
Jamshedpur (India)

Mr K Tar
Chief (Steel & Mills)
Tata Steel,
Jamshedpur (India)

Mr Gautam Chandra
EVP and Station Head
JPL Tamnar,

Mr D K Saraogi
Executive Director - JSPL
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.,
Raigarh (India)

Mr Naushad Ansari
Chief Executive Officer-Steel
Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.,
New Delhi

International Speakers

Dr. George F.Vander Voort
Principal at Vander Voort Consulting, USA
Mr. Mark Ferguson
Managing Director, PSI Metals Group,UK
Dr. Brian Uy
Director,CIESS,UNSW Sydney, Australia
Dr. Florian Kongoli
CEO,FLOGEN Technologies Inc., USA
Dr. Kailash Srivastava
ABB Global Research Lab, Sweden
Dr. Vipul Patel
La Trobe University, Australia
Dr. John Bustnes
Environment & Metallurgy Swerea MEFOS, Sweden
Mr. Paul Birchmore
Director, Carbolite Gero, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Dr. Andreas Theisen
Application Laboratory, Eltra GmbH, Germany




National Speakers

Mr. M. Ravi
CEO, Bhilai Steel Plant,Bhilai, India
Dr. P. B. L. Chaurasia
Vice-Chancellor,ICFAI University,Jaipur,India
Mr. Sabyaschi Bandyopadhyay
ED & Group CTO, JSPL Angul,India
Mr. Dinesh C Sinha
President & SBU Head,Jindal Saw Limited,Nashik,India
Mr. Sanjay Sarkar
President & COO, Hindalco Industries Limited ,Dahej,India
Mr. Pradeep Patra
VP & Head, JSW Steel ,Dolvi,India
Mr. Vaibhav Salpute
CEO & MD, TULS Corp Pvt.Ltd.,Mumbai,India
Dr. Amitava Ray
Technical Advisor (India),AIMIL Limited ,New Delhi
Dr. C. D Singh
Steel Chair Professor,BITSindri, Dhanbad
Dr. S. K Ray
Steel Chair Professor, IIT, Chennai



International Speakers

Dr. George F.Vander Voort
Principal at Vander Voort Consulting, USA
Dr. Valdiney Domingoes de Oliveira
Director, Metallurgy and Engineering Viridis.iQ GmbH, Germany
Dr. John Bustnes
Research Manager, Environment and Metallurgy Swerea MEFOS, Sweden
Dr. Bin Yan
University of Science& Technology, Beijing, China
Dr. Bijish Babu
Swerea MEFOS,Sweden
Mr. Mark Ferguson
Managing Director(UK & Asia) PSI Metals Group,Germany
Dr. Volodymer (Vladimir) Mamalyga
Director & Owner of Pvt. Company Electrical Machine, Ukraine


National Speakers

Dr. Madhu Ranjan
ElringKlinger Automotive Components Pvt. Ltd,Pune,India
Dr. T. Venugopalan
Chief Technology officer and TechnicalAdvisor to Managing Director ,Tata Steel Limited, Jamshedpur
Dr. Amitava Ray
Technical Advisor (India),AIMIL Limited , New Delhi
Mr. Arvind Kumar
Director(A)-C-MET,(DeitY, Govt of India), Cheriapally,HCL(PO), Hydrabad
Dr. Praveen Kr. Singh
Chief Operating officer,Monet Ispat & Energy Limited, Raigarh
Dr. C.D Singh
Steel Chair Professor,BIT Sindri,Dhanbad
Dr. A.K Vaish
Chief Scientist,NML Jamshedpur
Dr. S. K. Dutta
Head of MME Department, The M.S University of Baroda
Dr. Ajay Shukla
Professor, Department of MME ,IIT Chennai




International Speakers

Mr. Ronald E.Ashburn
Executive Director, AISTUSA
Dr. Ir.B.C De Cooman
Director of academics, Pohang University of science and Technology (POSTECH) ,Republic of korea
Dr. Ing.Jurgen Cappel
Director,RHI AH. Vienna ,Austria
Dr. Ing.Klaus Wunnenberg
Director, Steel consulting, Straubinger, Germany
Prof. Koh-ichi Sugimuto
Vice Dean, Shinshu University,Japan
Dr. Bin Yang
University of Science & Technology Beijing,China
Mr.Steven George Jansto
CBMM,North America, Inc.,USA
Dr. Vipul Patel
University of New South Wales,Australia

National Speakers

Mr. Ashok Sethi
CEO Tata Power Trading company,Mumbai
Mr. P.K. Mishra
Managing Director, Neelanchal Ispat Nigam Limited,Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Dr. Seetharamu
Director,Central power Research Institute ,Banglore
Mr. Mukesh Pritamdasani
COO,Ramboll Engineering Pvt.Ltd.,Mumbai
Dr. C.M. Bhatia
Ex.Professor,IIT Delhi
Dr. A.K Vaish
Chief Scientist,NML Jamshedpur
Dr. C.D Singh
Steel Chair Professor, BITSindri, Dhanbad
Dr. Sujoy S Hazra
Vice President, Ferro Tech India Pvt.Ltd., Mumbai
Dr. Mohm Zaheer Khan Yusufzai
Professor,IIT BHU, Varanasi
Dr. Jayanta K Saha
Deputy General manager(Application), Institute for Steel Development & Growth, Kolkata


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