Mindtree cofounder and former chairman Subroto Bagchi has been selected by the government of Odisha to head the state’s Skill Development Authority.
Naveen Patnaik has invited co-founder of Mindtree and well-known IT entrepreneur, Subroto Bagchi to set up a unified body to guide, implement and oversee all skill development programmes in the State
Bagchi has decided to draw a salary of Rupees 1 per year for this role.
He will begin his work with a visit to all the 30 districts of the state to get a first-hand understanding of the initiatives on the ground and submit his recommendations based on which, a detailed programme will be worked out.
Odisha Skill Development Authority will unify the initiatives on the ground and create momentum for youth of the state to receive skill training in a professional manner.
“I am deeply humbled and honoured to serve my motherland. This is the State that nourished me. Now it is time to give back,” Subroto Bagchi said.