Interview by Pratyasha
Dr. Biranchi Narayan Panda is currently designated as the Vice Chairman of Gandhi Institute of Technological Advancement. He is a B.Tech and an LLB graduate. Having diverse and vibrant experience as a filmmaker, journalist, and entrepreneur, Dr. Panda’s multitude personality inspires his students to pursue their dreams. Apart from this, he has published more than eight research papers in diverse fields .
In an exclusive interview with collegedunia.com, Dr. Narayan shares his views on the education industry and provides some valuable tips to the students.
Thoughts on Education Industry
Education is a medium that helps an individual in clearing all their doubts and fears regarding the challenges and happiness in life. It helps in socializing better with human beings and provide much confidence. A good education is the only way to eradicate bad habits, poverty, inequality, gender discrimination, and so many social issues. This industry not only provides knowledge but teaches people with necessary life skills.
Education is like a healthy food which nourishes us both internally and externally. It makes us strong and gives much confidence by developing our personality.
I love being in the company of students because they are the future of this world. This is the only industry where you can facilitate society as well. Education helps us to explore our thoughts and ideas and makes it able to express it in different forms. So, for me, education is like a medium through which I can interact with different people and share ideas; this makes it the best industry.
Leadership philosophy of Dr. Narayan Panda
My leadership philosophy focuses on creating and maintaining good working relationships that are supportive and interactive. I believe in my staff and encourage them to participate in the decision-making process.
In my opinion, a leader, to be successful, should be accepted by his followers and should have the ability to convince them that their individual and organizational goals are compatible. This is more meaningful in a management education like ours, where we associate with various stakeholders like students, teachers, researchers, and industry professionals.
Student-friendly school environment at GITA
An ideal school environment embraces the idea that all students can learn and work to build safe learning spaces for them. We hire teachers who are knowledgeable, care about student learning, and adapt our instruction to meet the needs of the young learners. The institute tries its best to leave no stone unturned to ensure the development of the students not only in the educational aspect but in extra-curriculum also.
Growth of students with exponential placement opportunities
The Placement Cell of GITA is one of the best in the education industry. A team of hardworking and talented executives works in tandem with the different departments of the college and the industry to bridge the gap between academia and the professional world. Our institute ensures that the students are well-prepared before stepping into the job or industry arena.
The Cell ensures that all our students are placed in reputed companies – both software and core, with handsome packages. Along with the Training Department, the institute organizes sessions and workshops with industry experts that help the students to get an insight into the demands and needs of the market. We are also the academic partner of leading companies like Wipro, Oracle, TCS, Infosys, and many more.
Upcoming goals for the Institute
Being an educational institution, it is necessary to impart quality professional education to students from around the country. They should be motivated by nurturing innovations, technological advances, discipline, and moral ethics. A broad-based education should be implemented where students are urged to develop their professional skills.
To draw the best expertise in science and technology, the Institute is planning to impart training to students in visualizing, synthesizing and executing projects. Also, we are aiming to undertake sponsored research and provide consultancy services in industrial, educational, and other relevant areas of society.
Suggestions to the young generation
Through exposure to a wide range of experiences these days, present-day youth is far more intelligent than we can imagine. However, there is an absolute need to help them channelize their energy in the right direction. My suggestion to any student aspiring for a great career is if you want to have a great job in the area of your choice, make sure that every thought, habit, and action of yours, is directing you in that direction.
By rigorously disciplining yourself to think only about what you want and keeping yourself away from what you don’t wish to, you begin your journey toward success. Saying a burning ‘yes’ to something gives you the ability to say ‘no’ to other things. You have to develop that single-minded focus. There are only two things needed to be successful in life. First, decide what it is you want in life because most people never do that. Second, determine the price you are going to pay to get it & resolve to pay that price.