The Tirupati chapter of Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) along with Shree Institute of Technical Education (SITE) conducted an awareness programme on ‘Employability Skills’ at the latter’s campus last week.
K. Sudhakar Reddy, director (academics) at Chennai-based Galaxy Institute of Management questioned the over-reliance of the students on their qualification alone, instead of equipping themselves with the skills to get “industry-ready”.
“Qualification speaks about the knowledge acquired by the students but, employers look at other qualities along with your degree - Attitude, Aptitude, Abilities, Skills and Knowledge,” he observed.
According to him, employability skills, coupled with a good academic qualification, will help the students sustain and excel in their respective fields.
“Students who tend to procrastinate should reverse this habit as performance in every minute aspect counts,” he advised them.
Dr. Reddy also urged the students to exercise caution while making their resumes. “Since the resume is your first impression to the employer, it should be spot-on. It is appalling to know that many working professionals, not just students, make mistakes in their resume,” he said.
PRSI Tirupati Chairperson C. Swarajya Lakshmi said that the students should put more emphasis in acquiring employability skills apart from the academic activities. “In the current scenario, percentage alone is not enough for securing jobs,” she said.
SITE Chairman Damodaram Tenkayala, Principal P. Raghavulu, HoD M. Srinivas and PRSI Secretary NB Harshavardhan Reddy took part.
National faculty workshop
A two-day National-level faculty workshop on ‘Latest Developments in Pavement Construction and Maintenance’ was held at Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College on July 26 (Friday).
The workshop held under the aegis of TEQIP-II was inaugurated by V. Durga Prasad and Anil Kumar, civil engineers at L&T Infrastructure Developmental Projects Ltd. Speaking at the event, the L&T engineers emphasised the growing importance of pavements and also recalled the latest developments in this field during the last decade, while expressing concern over the slow pace of research in this direction.
Special Officer T. Gopala Rao elucidated the need for better roads and communications, which form the basis for economic development. He felt that the roads reflect the culture and the economic progress of the nation.
SVEC Director D.V.S. Bhagavanulu, Principal P.C. Krishnamachary, HOD Civil Engineering O. Eswara Reddy, members of faculty and participants from various engineering colleges and practicing civil engineers took part in the event.