KAUSHALA-2017 national seminar discusses skill gap among youth
Moodbidri: A two-day national seminar on “Skill Development Systems for Workforce, Engineers and Managers” was held at the Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mijar jointly with Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi on April 21 and 22. The seminar aimed at discussing the skill gap between academia and industry and proposed ways and means to address the issue.
Addressing the gathering consisting of researchers, professors and industry leaders during the concluding ceremony, Vice-Chancellor of VTU, Dr Karisiddappa appreciated the participation of various stakeholders in the seminar which was a platform for understanding key issues in curriculum development of engineering courses. The biggest challenge before the institutes is to convert ‘un-engineered’ engineers into ‘engineered’ engineers, the VC added.
“There has to be real efforts in producing quality books. Some of the college projects are not worthwhile, so we need to change that. By bringing in various reforms, we aim to bring out engineered engineers into our society,” he said.
Prof S J Amalan, VTU Skill Development Centre, Belagavi announced the names of winners of the contest held on Skill Module for Engineers and Managers.
Chairman, Alva’s Education Foundation, Dr M Mohan Alva presided over the programme. Managing Trustee Vivek Alva, Event coordinator Prof P Ramakrishna Chadaga, Principal Dr Peter Fernandes were present during the occasion.
Prof Shruthi Kumari compered the programme. Prof Gurudatt Somayaji introduced the guests and Dr Guru Aradhya delivered the vote of thanks.
The national seminar was attended by more than hundred delegates from the state and neighbouring states.