Bandipora, October 19: Government High School Onagam on Thursday organised an industrial tour to Mini Secretariat Bandipora for students who have opted IT and IT enabled Services (ITeS) while the students who have opted Telecommunication as a vocational subject visited BSNL Exchange.
During the visit students visited National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Rural Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Video Conferencing Room to get first hand experience of the IT enabled services.
Telecommunication students visited BSNL Exchange at Bagh Bandipora to get opportunity to gain practical insights of the telecommunication industry.
During the visit, students witnessed the inner workings of BSNL’s network infrastructure, gaining practical insights into the installation and maintenance of telecom equipment.
During the tour to mini secretariat, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora invited the students to attend the live video conference and interacted with them . He urged the students to equip themselves with the skill so that they are able to meet the market challenges that has been dominated by the IT enabled services.
Headmaster GHS Onagam Mohammad Iqbal Lone said the aim of the tour was to equip the students with practical skills and knowledge besides preparing students for a competitive job market by exposing them to real world experience and hands on learning opportunities as part of the National Curriculum Framework-2005 (NCF-2005) recommendations.
HE said such visits bridge the gap between practical and theory knowledge as it helps students to apply the knowledge they receive in classes to the world outside the school. “It gets them ready to earn their breadth and butter along with the studies,” he added.
During the visit, students witnessed the inner workings of NIC network infrastructure, Video conference room and BPO center gaining practical insights of the IT related activities.
Experts said National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is the technology partner of the Government of India providing technology-driven solutions to Central and State Governments. They also informed students about the E-Governance and role of NIC in that.
Later the students visited Rural BPO wherein the students were given hands on training about the working of the BPO. They were informed that the Rural BPO was the first of its kind in Kashmir and was inaugurated by Prime Minister of India.
The students interacted with the youth who are working in the rural BPO and got apprised about their working. Rural BPO has so far provided jobs to hundreds of youths of the district.
Experts told the students that the center is equipped with modern infrastructure and has been instrumental in the government’s ‘Digital India’ campaign, which aims to provide digital infrastructure to every citizen of the country. They said the Bandipora BPO center has been a game-changer for the local youth, enabling them to work from their hometowns.
Headmaster Government High School Onagam Mohammad Iqbal Lone thanked the Deputy Commissioner for making the students visit more fruitful during their industrial tour. He said the visit was a precious opportunity for the students to gain practical insights of the IT related activities.
The Vocational Trainer of the GHS Onagam Aurmella Roohie who was accompanying the students, said the students were glad to get the first hand experience of the IT services.
She said they got opportunity to interact with professionals, ask questions, and apply their classroom knowledge to real-world scenarios. “This experience helps bridge the gap between theory and practical, preparing students for potential careers in the IT sector,” she added.