Rajadhani Business School, in association with Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology organized a three days faculty development programme on Employability Skills from 22-24 November, 2018. The event was sponsored by APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University.  The objective of the FDP is to facilitate latest employability skills expected by the corporate world. The programme was attended by 30 delegates from different engineering and management institutes affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. They were enlightened about how important it is to nurture employability skills in the young minds of the students. Faculty members from Rajagriri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi, Providence College of Engineering, Chenganoor, Lourde Matha College of Science and Technology, Kuttcihal, Bishop Jerome Institute of Management, Kollam, Hindustan College of Engineering,  Thenmala , Mohandas College of Engineering, Trivandrum, CET School of Management, Trivandrum,  Rajadhani Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology and Rajadhani Institute of Engineering and Technology,  Trivandrum.

Day ONE: 22 November, 2018

The registration of the delegates for the FDP started at 9.00 am and it was followed by an inaugural session at 9.30 am.  The event was inaugurated Dr Deepa Chandran, Chief Mentor, Sabargiri Group of Institutions by lighting the holy lamp. She is the recipient of Best Teacher by President of India. Dr K C Raveendranathan, Principal, RIET delivered the presidential address. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Antony Thomas, Chief Executive Officer,   Iinitiatives, an alumus of London School of Business. Dr K Balan, Vice Principal, RIET, felicitated the occasion, Prof Rajit K Nair, Director, RBS extended warm welcome and Dr Rajesh S Pyngavl, HoD, RBS proposed vote of thanks.

The Plenary Session I (10.45 am – 1.00 pm) was handled by Prof. Rajit K Nair, Director, Rajadhani Business School and Chief Executive Officer, Probiz Knowledge Centre. This interactive session covered the various aspects relating to the topic “The Inevitable Career Disruption”.

The Plenary Session II (2.00 pm – 4.00 pm) in the afternoon had the speaker Mr. Ajith Sankar, Chief EO, Consortium of Xperts guiding the delegates on the topic “Teachers as Mentors for Career Readiness”.

Day TWO: 23 November, 2018

The Plenary Session I (9.00 am – 10.30 am) started with Mr. Vinod Narayanan, HR Director, Clinipace Clinical Research. He acquainted the delegates on the topic“ Expectations of a Disruptive World”.

The Plenary Session II (10.45 am – 1.00 pm) had Dr. Rajesh S Pyngavil, Head, Department of Business Administration, Rajadhani Business School educating on the topic “Delivering Employability Skills in Life Long Learning Sector”.

The Plenary Session III (2.00 pm – 4.00 pm) was carried out by Mr. Ajish M J, Competency Manager, TATA Elxsi. He briefed on the topic “Bridging Academia and Industry – Industry Perceptive”.

Day THREE: 24 November, 2018

The Plenary Session I (9.30 am – 12.30 pm) was headed by Dr. Manoj A S, Senior Knowledge Officer, ICT Academy of Kerala. He enlightened the delegates on the topic “Meta Knowledge Skills for 21 st Century Learning”.

The Plenary Session II (1.00 pm – 3.00 pm) was by Mr. Vishnu Lal, Sr. Executive HR, Envestnet on the topic “Lateral Thinking, Creativity & Employablity”.

The Valedictory Session at 3.00 pm was attended by Dr. Biju Ramesh, Chairman of Rajadhani Group of Educational Institutions.  He distributed the Certificates to the delegates.  This was followed by the Reflections by Delegates about their experience on attending this three day faculty development program. Finally a Closing Message was conveyed by Prof. Rajit K Nair, Director of Rajadhani Business School.

Feedback forms were distributed after every session and an Overall evaluation sheet was also given at the end of the three day program. Most of the speakers had included fun games to make their sessions interactive and energetic for the delegates attending the program. The general review about the program was commendable, and every delegate was successful in learning something new from every session.