A delegation of five students from Mozambique arrived recently in Delhi under the CSR initiative of ONGC Videsh. They are here to pursue a 5 year B. E. program in Petroleum Engineering at Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad starting from the current session 2016-17. ONGC Videsh is sponsoring 15 students (five from Mozambique and 10 from South Sudan) for pursuing this prestigious course.
The 5 year Degree Course has been specially structured for these foreign students sponsored by ONGC Videsh. It has a one year foundation course to sharpen the skills of students in various subjects including English language followed by a four year regular degree course. These students have been selected by ONGC Videsh in consultation with the Indian Embassies at Mozambique and South Sudan.
The students visited the office of the High Commissioner of Mozambique at Delhi and also visited ONGC Videsh office for a brief interaction with Mr PK Rao, Director (Operations) and Team Mozambique. Two of them are employees of INP (the regulatory body) of Mozambique.
Mr PK Rao, Director (Operations) and the Mozambique team with students from Mozambique
Director (O) underscored to them the huge opportunity offered by ONGC Videsh. The prominence of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, the premier institute of petroleum engineering in India, was explained to them.
Team Mozambique headed by Mr Akhil Verma and consisting of Mr AK Ray, Mr S Shukla, Mr Sujay Sinha and Mr Abhitesh Ranjan had a detailed interaction with the students. The contribution of ONGC Videsh towards the development of Rovuma Area-1 Basin of Mozambique and the significant upside this project would have on the economy of Mozambique was explained. It was also highlighted that the students after their graduation can contribute significantly to the development of the project and their nation.
The Director (O) and Team Mozambique wished the students good luck before their departure to Dhanbad accompanied by Mr A K Ray for the formal admission.