The advisory members of Indian School of Development (ISDM), Bengaluru, visited Kaveri College on 20th December 2016. They were invited to deliver a guest lecture on ‘Careers in Development Management’ organized by the Vocational Guidance Centre of the College.
Ms.Sayee Kulkarni, member, Vocational Guidance Centre welcomed the guest speakers and informed the audience that the Vocational Guidance Center has been established in the College to enhance the employability of the students and to offer assistance in preparing to choose, change and adjust to occupational life.In his introductory speech Dr.S.B.Kharosekar, Principal, introduced ISDM, as the pioneering institute in India in the discipline of development management. He appreciated the institute for introducing the easy professional courses in creating good leaders and managers in the development sector. He said the courses at ISDM will provide post-graduate students a bright future as they will be skilled to work in national and international NGOs, Aid-agencies, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social enterprises, and also become successful entrepreneurs.
Mr. Sreedharan, Advisory Member of ISDM, comes from a modest family of Orissa has now a rich experience of 24 long years in the Corporate sector of India. Working with topmost banks in the country, and a much travelled man all over the world, he advised students to believe in themselves and be the competitor to them. Mr. Sreedharan said he is passionate about equity and equal opportunities in society and ISDM is tirelessly working on bringing both in Indian society. Later he gave details on ISDM, its purpose, course details, Admission process, placement avenues, salary structure etc.
Mr. Gaurav Shah, B.Tech, M.Sc., from BITS, Pilani and MBA from IIM (Ahmedabad) and advisory member of ISDM took questions from the audience and later on interacted with them. He said that ISDM works to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the individuals and match them with the job requirements and promote self-employment.
The lecture received a huge response from the students of the college. Mrs. Malati Kalamadi, Secretary, Kannada Sangha Pune, and Mr. Prashant Kothadiya, Consultant, Azim Premjee University of Pune helped organize this event.
The program was compered by Ms. Sayee Kulkarni and she also proposed vote of thanks.