‘Town hall’ meetings can bridge student-industry gap’

Enhance employability quotient, colleges told

“Town hall” meetings would act like bridges between industry and students and enable students know the requirements of the companies and take informed decision about their careers, said K3 Consultants Managing Partner K. Karthikeya Kumar here on Sunday. They would act as an interface to boost the morale of the student community.

On the sidelines of a workshop on “Emotional Intelligence and Stress Management” here on Sunday, Mr. Kumar told The Hindu that the information shared by the companies, directly, instead of the educational institutions, would help the students face the challenges.

“The students have to develop instant thinking which is one of the major factors in their set of employability skills. While they are well prepared to answer all the questions related to academics, quite fairly, queries like ‘What is your favourite memory?, What are your best qualities?’ etc. related to personality draw blank responses,” he said.

Mr. Kumar urged the educational institutions to introduce a curriculum, right from the first year, to enhance the employability quotient. The workshop dealt with topics such as emotions at the workplace and their outcomes, difference between knowledge and intelligence, focus on self- assessment and empathy, originating factors of stress and its management, importance of social life and much more, aimed at both students and working professionals.

Mr. Kumar, a motivational speaker and life skills coach for more than a decade, trained nearly two lakh people and has been organising free workshops with help from experts of the field. For details visit or contact: 9177457715.

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