Striving for excellence is one of the fundamental duties: Mr. Ashwin D. Gowda

Mysuru, March 22, 2022: “Striving for excellence should become the prominent priority of the students in this competitive world,” opined Mr. Ashwin D. Gowda, Managing Director, KSDC Govt. of Karnataka.

He inaugurated the one-day UGC sponsored workshop on the topic, “Skill Development for Students,” organized by the Department of English (UG & PG), in association with the IQAC, JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Ooty Road, Mysuru.

In his inaugural address, Mr. Ashwin D. Gowda advised the students to develop soft skills as it is the need of the hour and adapt themselves to the changing demands of the job market. He felt that students should strive for excellence, which can be considered as one of the fundamental duties. Students should not only demand their rights but also be aware of their duties and limitations in the job market. Communication and time management should become the core factor of their learning, he observed.

Chief guest Dr. Latha K. C., Education Officer, UGC SWRO, Bengaluru, who is one of the proud alumni of the college opined that the students should focus more on their goal, and not be carried away by the alluring social media. She felt that emotional intelligence is the most important aspect of the present competitive world. Students must learn to manage emotions in order to become successful in their respective fields. They should acquire all the required soft skills for a better future, she added.

Prof. B V Sambashivaiah, Chief Executive of the College, in his presidential remarks said that the students should make use of the opportunities provided through such workshops. He mentioned the various initiatives taken by the Central and State Governments to integrate skill components in higher education under NEP 2020. He advised the students to make use of those opportunities to improve their overall personality as the ultimate goal of education is to get a better job.

Earlier in the program, Dr. H C Honnappa, Principal welcomed the dignitaries. Ms. Sannidi rendered an invocation, Dr. Poornima M., Head, Department of English proposed a vote of thanks, and Smt. Vasumathi P., Assistant Professor, English, compered.

The inaugural session was followed by five technical sessions. Dr. Dharmaprasad created awareness among the students about the requirement of soft skills in jobs.

In the second technical session, Mr. Umesh, Senior Principal Consultant, Infosys, Mysuru, spoke about the ‘Current Trends in IT Industry.

Dr. S A Mahankrishna, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Vidyavardaka College of Engineering, spoke on ‘Skills for Shaping and Moulding Students’.

Prof. Rajagopal (Retd.), The English and Foreign Language University, Hyderabad, enlightened the students on ‘Communication Skills’.
In the last session Dr. Lancy D’ Souza, Dept. of Psychology, Maharaja’s College, Mysuru, spoke on ‘Effective Study Habits’.