Workshop in Management - Personal and Professional Development

A Workshop in Management - Personal & Professional Development culminated today on 1st February 2017 at PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh. The workshop was organized by the Centre of Management and Humanities (CMH). The chief speaker for the workshop was CEO and MD of Choice Solutions Ltd., Mr Jagannath  Kallakurchi . The event was graced by the Director PEC, Prof. Manoj K. Arora and Prof. Sharda Kaushik, Head of CMH.

The workshop started with a lamp lighting ceremony. On the first day, Mr. Kallakurchi addressed the students and indulged them in light hearted interaction that included many important aspects of life. Mr. Kallakurchi, who was himself an unorthodox professor early in his career, emphasised that a professional mentor is essential in one's life. He further shared his concern on how the recent technological advancements have taken a toll on youngsters, so much so that youngsters today shirk from conventional social interaction.

Addressing the concern of lack of innovation in the field of engineering in India, he encouraged the students to take up research and build a career for themselves.  "If you're not unique, you have no job", said Mr. Kallakurchi. He elaborated that with the zeal to learn one must also put in one's best efforts rather than leaving it to fate. The session for the day ended with an interactive Q & A session leaving the students with curious minds and eagerness for the next day's session.

On the second day, the morning session was conducted for the faculty members where Director Dr. Manoj K Arora, Head CMH Dr. Sharda Kaushik, guest speaker Mr. Jagannath Kallakurchi and the co-ordinator Dr. Anju Singla were present. Dr. Sharda Kaushik welcomed the gathering and felicitated the Director and the guest speaker with bouquets.

During his interaction with the faculty, Mr. Jagannath Kallakurchi emphasized the need to integrate ‘goal’ and ‘purpose’ in life. In this interactive session, he encouraged the teachers to connect well with their students and to dismiss all age barriers while teaching so as to provide an environment that is congenial for students to learn and develop. He explained how to maintain a healthy teacher-student relationship. He further added that a teacher should be open to comments and feedback and be ready to mould the way of teaching according to the students. He also stressed on the fact that teachers need to recognize their role in nation building because their students are the future of this nation.

In the evening session Mr. Kallakurchi interacted with the students where he primarily focused on entrepreneurship. With the ground rules of differentiation, risk taking and faith, he explained the basics to become a successful entrepreneur. He discussed their life-goals and guiding them on how to build a better and more successful future for themselves. 

The workshop was well received by both the students and the faculty present. The certificates were distributed to the participants followed by felicitating Mr. Kallakurchi with a memento as a token of respect and appreciation. It was ended by a formal vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Anju Singla.

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