Stressing on the need for better coordination between the Universities and the Colleges so as to facilitate placement of students in corporate world and industry, the Minister for Higher Education Mohammad Akbar Lone emphasized for introduction of more and more job oriented courses in these institutions to enhance the employability of the youth.
As per a statement Lone while inaugurating a two-day International Conference on ‘Contemporary Issues in Business, Management & Finance (CIBMF-II) organized by Department of Business & Financial Studies (DBFS) in collaboration with J&K Bank, SBI and HDFC Bank here at University of Kashmir, called for a close liaison between colleges and Universities so that the students avail the maximum opportunity of the campus placements and recruitment drives conducted in these universities by various companies who come from other parts of the country and the world.
Underscoring the need for introduction of job oriented courses in the colleges and Universities, Lone said all the educated youth who comes out from colleges and Universities cannot be absorbed in public sector. He urged the need for promoting the corporate and industry culture in the state adding that conferences academicians and the industry people can discuss and evolve some strategy which may provide an answer need to be organized in this regard.
In his presidential address the Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad said that such conferences have become more important and relevant given the way the markets are behaving in the contemporary times and because of the challenges and treats posed by economic meltdowns and economic depressions.
Meanwhile Zubair Iqbal, Vice President & State Head HDFC Bank was awarded in the conference for his contribution to the Banking Industry in J&K.
Zubair is known as the architect of growth of HDFC Bank in J&K. In last 9 years HDFC bank has grown from has extended its network to 65 branches and 160 ATMs across the state, thus generating employment to over 1600 state subjects.