workshop was organized to sensitize the students on “Skill Development- a requisite for competency” on January 24, 2013 in the lecture theatre of College of Engineering. Eminent personalities undertaking consultancy and training programs in reputed institutions, were invited to enlighten the students to understand ways and means of attainment of skills.
The inaugural session was presided over by Mr. A.K. Jha – Director General, NIESBUD, who was the chief guest of the event. The program started with a ceremonial welcome address extended by Prof. R.K. Mudgal, Registrar. He highlighted the need of skill development programs to explore the inherent potential of the learners for better job opportunities.
The key note address was delivered by guest of honor, Mr. Pramod Joshi – Director, Winning Mantra who elaborated the relevancy of the skill development in the present scenario and advised the students to be competent and skillful for the job they are eager to join. The dexterity and humility should also be reflected in their performance.
Prof. Dir. Ing. Hann Jorgen – a veteran management expert from Germany, advised the young generation to be dynamic and excellent in theory as well as practice in their profession.
Addressing the young technocrats, Prof. R.K. Mittal – Vice Chancellor of the University, emphasized the need of skill development for better employability. He also elaborated the measures taken by the university to improve the proficiency in English and development of other skills for better placement of students. The need based moderations are made in the curriculum to match with the requirements of the industry, he added. He also apprised on the steps taken by the University towards upskills of the students
In the technical session, the expert speakers present were Maj. Gen. (Retd.) N. K. Dheer, Director, Alphabet Teletec (P) Ltd., Mr. Jitender Singh, Secretary, CSR, Education & Skill Development, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Ashok Vohra, Principal Consultant, Lean Six Sigma Business Solutions and Mr. Ashutosh Joshi, Cenior Management Consultant, LBE Consulting Group. They expressed their views on different issues of skill development and specifically elaborated the following points:
- Emphasis on vocational education to explore inherent talent of the student and their inclination for work orientation.
- To dispense with the casual approach in learning and doing and to work with sincerity and integrity.
- To understand demographic needs of the industry for designing curriculum and training programs.
- Identification of requisite skills needed for a profession and undertaking skill development programs to insure optimum utilization of resources.
- To imbibe habit of dedication and commitment in performance in accordance with line of action given.
- To encourage multitasking ability in students.
The deliberations motivated and prepared the students to make an earnest effort to develop requisite skills needed for a job. The workshop concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Prof. S. C. Ghosh.
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