The department of commerce and management studies, University School of Open Learning (USOL), Panjab University (PU), on Sunday held a daylong meet at ICSSR complex of the varsity for enhancing employability skills, and to sensitise MBA students about the importance of soft-skills through academia-industry interface.
More than 80 students participated in the event. The key note speaker, Sufi Zahoor, human resource director, Quark, emphasised students should prepare themselves according to demands of the industry.
The thrust of his deliberation was on the need of effective communication, collective intelligence, attitude, the adaptability to the rapidly changing needs of the industry and persistence towards their desired goals.
PU dean, university instructions, AK Bhandari appreciated the department's initiative and mentioned the PU would soon be opening a centre for skill development to enhance employability skills for students.
PJ Singh, managing director, Tynor Group, gave useful suggestions for enhancing employability skills and excelling in the personal interviews.
Participants were not only upbeat about the outcome of the event, but they also hope that many more such events will be held in the future.
RK Gupta, chairperson, USOL, talked about the rationale and significance of the event, while the theme of the workshop was introduced by Geeta Bansal.
Eminent speakers from the service sector and the distinguished resource persons from the different departments of the university included, HarshVir Singh, Prabhujeev Bajaj, Saurabh Shayam, Anupam Bawa, SK Chadha, Deepti Gupta, Amandeep Marwaha and Sanjay Kaushik.
They shared views on the basic requirements including communication skills, time management, team work, professional integrity, self-motivation, resume writing and interpersonal skills etc. to enter and excel into the service sector.