HRD emerging as thrust area for R&D, says VC

Staff Correspondent

Need for better interaction between industry and academic institutions stressed

MANGALORE: Human Resource Development (HRD) is emerging as a thrust area for research and development, K.M. Kaveriappa, Vice-Chancellor of Mangalore University, said here on Friday.

Addressing a seminar on "Human resource development: new paradigms and directions," he said HRD is being considered as a greatest resource than financial and other resources. Choosing the right person for the right job becomes important for HRD practitioners, he said.

Dr. Kaveriappa said education involves infusing values and skills to make a person resourceful.

Ranjan Acharya, senior vice-president (Corporate HRD), Wipro Limited, Bangalore, said India will have the largest population of young people in the near future. It will be an asset to the country.

He said the economies of India and China are growing. Both have good human resource potential. Multinational companies have started concentrating on India by opening units considering the human resource available in the country.

Mr. Acharya said people or human resource are central to an organisation. The quality of experience is gaining importance over the years of experience of an employee.

He said that HRD practitioners should assess the talent of a person while recruiting him or her. They should analyse what could come in the way of growth of their organisation and how to face such problems effectively. Mr. Acharya called for more interaction between industry and academic institutions.

B.M. Hegde, former Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, inaugurated the two-day conference. P.S. Yadapadithaya, chairman, Department of Studies in Commerce, Mangalore, University, spoke. K. Sundar Naik, Registrar, welcomed the gathering.