Constant review of execution of the plans necessary: NIT director
SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) model of analysis can be used as an effective tool at individual level to overcome weaknesses, leverage strengths, and reach the goals in adherence to meticulous planning, said T. Srinivasa Rao, Director of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal.
“SWOT model of analysis is generally used by the industries. It can also be adopted at individual level,” he said noting that the SWOT analysis strategy played an instrumental role in the development of Japan as every organisation in that country embraced the vibrant concept.
Prof. Rao was speaking at the inaugural of EKATRA-13, two-day techno-cultural fest, at Khammam Institute of Technology and Sciences (KITS) at Ponnekal in Khammam rural mandal on Friday.
Addressing a huge gathering of budding engineers from all over the State, Prof. Rao said students should possess excellent academic and extra-curricular credentials in view of the cut throat competition in today’s job market.
"Opportunities are few but there are many takers. Only those, who meticulously plan their careers and execute such plans with a pragmatic approach, could only reach their goals," he said emphasising the need for effective time management to realise the set academic and career goals. Constant review of execution of the plans holds the key to success, he said highlighting the significance of SWOT analysis. The nanotechnology is progressing rapidly offering wider applications, particularly in the realm of drug delivery system with accurate precision. The Central government has allocated huge funds to promote research and development in nanotechnology. The budding engineers should keep themselves abreast of the technological advancements to explore opportunities, he said. Senior Director (Application Software Development), Oracle Corporation, Goutham Mangari, faculty members of JNTUH – Prof. O.B.V. Ramanaiah, Prof. M. Asha Rani, Prof. M.T. Naik, and Prof. M. Surya Kalavathi, KITS secretary and correspondent K. Appi Reddy, among others were present.
Workshops, poster presentation, technical quiz and other competitive events marked the inaugural day of EKATRA. Budding engineers representing various engineering colleges from across the State have put up a wide range of working models on the occasion.