Staff Reporter

Knowledge management model suggested to solve the issue of underutilised manpower

KOZHIKODE: The Postgraduate Department of Commerce and Management Studies, Farook College, organised a national HRM conference on `Kerala Development Paradigm' here on Friday and Saturday. A. Sujanapal, former Minister, inaugurated the two-day conference.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sujanapal said that `aimless' politics was a barrier for the development of the State. K.A. Jaleel, former Vice-Chancellor, Calicut University, delivered the keynote address. Prof. Jaleel highlighted the Kerala budget and its growing debt trap. Prof. Kuttialikutty, Principal of Farook College, presided.

Abdulla K. Peringat, head of the Department of Commerce and Management Studies, Farook College, and P. Muhammed, lecturer, Department of Commerce of the college spoke on the occasion.

Simon Gabrial Thattil, Reader, the Department of Commerce, University of Kerala, presented the theme, `HRM - The Kerala Paradigm.'

He suggested a knowledge management model to solve the issue of Kerala's manpower that is being under or unutilised. Students presented their papers and stressed the need for individual change as a prerequisite for societal change. T. Abdulla, former lecturer and head of the Department of Commerce, Farook College, called for `Interest-Free Banking' to solve Kerala's debt-trap. P.P. Mohammed, Registrar, University of Calicut, delivered the presidential address. P. Muhammed, lecturer, the Department of Commerce, C.P. Kunchi Mohamed Member of Haj Committee, Government of India, A.I. Rahmathulla, head of the Department of Arabic, University of Calicut Imbichi Koya, lecturer, Department of Commerce and T.P. Ahammed, Principal, EMEA College, also spoke.

K.M. Abdul Rasheed, Registrar, University of Kannur, delivered the presidential address. K. Yaseen Asharaf, head of the Department of English, Farook College, presented the theme. The main theme for discussion was guidelines for moulding the career in a competitive world.

Minister for Industries Elamaram Karim inaugurated a public conference on `Kerala Development Paradigm' on Saturday. Mr. Karim exhorted academic institutions to share their thoughts on `Kerala Development.'

He said forums such as conferences could contribute creative and pragmatic solutions to social problems.

K. Kunjalavi, managing committee member, Farook College, presided. P.C. Thahir, chairman, Thai Group of Companies, gave away the awards for the best papers presented by students. The meet also urged the students to work for the sustained development of the State.