The widening gulf between academic delivery and industryexpectation raises a need to address the gap between industry and academia keeping in view the larger goal of students’ employability. Is it the unemployability of the educated youth in an emerging economy or the dearth of talent that could account for the reason? Are the academic and industrial sectors doing enough to bridge the gap or more needs to be done to heighten the employability quotient of the students?
In an effort to identify attainable measures and map a possible blueprint for the future, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) in association with National HRD Network (NHRDN) is organizing HR Summit 2017 at Vivanta by Taj, Surajkund , Faridabad on 11th May, 2017.
The Summit will witness the convergence of the leading lights in Industry and Academia to generate outcomes in terms of policies andpractice in conjunction with an action oriented dialogue on ‘Employability: Dimensions, Issues and Challenges’ and ‘Action Agenda for Heightened Employability Quotient’. The aims would be to enhance industry awareness among students with suggestions to augment their employability and encourage collaboration between academia and industry to bring about an achievable employability framework of innovative practices and new norms.
The Summit has as its Mentor– Padamshree Dr. Pritam Singh, CEO, Lead Centre, Ex Director IIM (L), MDI & IMI. Also gracing the premier event would be Dr Prashant Bhalla, President, Manav Rachna Educational Institutions asthe Patron; Mr S.Y. Siddiqui, Chief Mentor, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd as the keynote speaker; while Mr Dhananjay Singh, Director General, NHRDN will be the Partner of the HR Summitand Prof. (Dr) Vijay Aggarwal, Director, FMS, MRIU will be its Convener.
A galaxy of distinguished speakers such as Mr Amit Malik, CPO, Aviva Life Insurance Company India Ltd; Mr R. Anand, VP & Global Head-People Practice, HCL technologies Ltd; Mr Kamal Singh, Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact Network; Mr Rajiv Arora, Human Resource Leader, Mercer; Mr Srikanth Balachandran, Global CHRO, Bharti Airtel; Mr Nishchay Suri, Partner and head, KPMG Academy; Mr Subrat Kumar, Co-Founder, Cinque Training & Consulting Pvt Ltd; Ms Mamta Vegunta, Director-HR, Invesco; Dr N.C. Wadhwa, VC, MRIU and Dr Sanjay Srivastava, MD, MREI and VC, MRU, Professor (Dr.) Chavi Bhargava Sharma, DEAN, FMS, MRIUwould also be addressing the august gathering.
The Summit would not only provide a common platform for industry academia interface but also be a step in the direction of developing employable individuals who understand and can leverage organizations in a dynamic corporate environment.