Seminar on ‘Employability Skills’ Held at KU; ‘Field Theory’ Program Begins



University of Kashmir’s Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) on May 03, 2016 held a seminar-cum-workshop on ‘employability skills.’
University of Kashmir’s Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) on May 03, 2016 held a seminar-cum-workshop on ‘employability skills.’

University of Kashmir’s Directorate of Distance Education (DDE) on Tuesday held a seminar-cum-workshop on ‘employability skills.’

KU’s Dean of Academic Affairs, Prof Mohammad Ashraf Wani, presided over the day-long seminar titled ‘Employability skills required in contemporary job markets, with special focus on careers in travel industry.’

Students pursuing PG Diploma in Tourism Management, Business Administration and Business Entrepreneurship at the DDE interacted with experts from the Industry and got acquainted with latest developments in the field of travel industry and career opportunities in this sector, a varsity statement said this evening.

In his address, Prof Wani laid stress on close coordination between the University and Industry to tap the best talent for overall growth and development of the travel industry.

In her welcome address, Director DDE, Prof Neelofar Khan said the Directorate is always at the forefront of imparting practical training and ensuring industrial exposure to its students pursuing various programs.

The experts who delivered lectures during the workshop included Shahid Khan, Business Consultant and Corporate Trainer, Soft Sinn Solutions Pvt Ltd; Tariq Ahmad Mir, Senior Faculty at Indian Institute of Hotel Management and noted adventurer Rouf Ahmad Tramboo.

Meanwhile, a training programme on ‘Field Theory’ began at the University.

The programme titled “Instructional School for Teachers-(IST) on Field Theory- 2016’ has been organized by the University’s Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the National Centre for Mathematics, Mumbai. It will conclude on May 14.

The programme is funded by NBHM, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and is aimed to educate college and university teachers about the latest developments in Field Theory.

Dean of Academic Affairs at Kashmir University, Prof M A. Wani was chief guest at the inaugural function. He emphasized the role of a teacher in building career of students and that of teacher-student relation for development of the education sector.

Prof S Pirzada, HoD Mathematics gave a detailed description of events conducted by the department from time to time. “The department is progressing in a good direction in terms of teaching and research activities,” he said.

Prof M A Sofi, Convener of the programme, welcomed the participants and deliberated on importance of such training programmes.

Prof S A Katre from University of Pune highlighted various activities of National Centre for Mathematics and Dr M A Khanday gave introductory information about Field Theory and highlighted the contributions of Abel and Galios in the field of algebraic structures.

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