Thursday, December 04, 2014

Mangalajodi: A paradise for bird watchers

Mangalajodi, a small hamlet located at the northern part of Chilika Lake, is the cherished place for migratory birds during winter season. The birds from far-off places like Siberia used to visit this wetland for their survival in frigid time. Though the brackish lake Chilika attracts large number of foreign birds during this time, due to rampant poaching now-a -days one will find decreasing count of above birds. Mangalajodi offers an alternative place where local people are educated to preserve the biosphere. The wetland has two to three feet level of water during winter season. Local people will act as guide to identify various types of migratory birds. Some enterprising people have developed eco-tourism to attract tourists from different parts of India and abroad. It is located near NH5 and is only seven kilometers from Tangi (Khordha), Odisha.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Majority of Odisha Students did not prefer Engineering Education in 2014.

The current year OJEE admission to various engineering colleges in Odisha showed surprising results. Out of roughly 45 thousands seats available in 100 private colleges, only 10 thousands got filled. This has created gloomy future for faculty members who are mostly underpaid. Many colleges have started various cost cutting measures like reduction in their staff strength, no annual increments,etc. But unfortunately these college management have not taken any positive initiative to move out of this vicious circle of lower admission-lower income-lower investment-poor student output-lower placement to create positive educational environment. The state needs entrepreneurs to run these professional colleges not businessmen.