Jamia Online Summer School On Job Prospects Attracts 2,500 Students

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During the nine-day programme, important topics covered included Self-awareness, Self-analysis, Personality Development, Business Communication and Presentation skills

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NEW DELHI – A week-long Online Summer School on Job Readiness organised by the University Placement Cell (UPC) of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) ended on Friday with motivational lectures by top-drawer industry experts leaving a lasting impression on participants.

But the show stealer was a power-packed address in the valedictory session by Rajeev Karwal, Founder Chairman of Milagrow Robots, India’s No.1 robotics brand for consumer and commercial robots.

The summer school started on 16 July to prepare students for upcoming job opportunities and to enhance their employability skills. Karwal advised students to focus on hard work, honesty and commitment to ensure success. He laid stress on being innovative during tough situations and keeping ambitions high. He also asked participants to prepare for digital skills and be confident in their strengths.

JMI Vice Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar presided over the session and congratulated the UPC for organising the first-ever Online Summer School on Job Readiness.

An industry veteran, Karwal has extensive leadership experience and has successfully steered businesses at various stages of their evolution, be it starting up, scaling up or turning them around. As the Founder Chairman of Milagrow, he is responsible for spearheading the company’s growth strategy, business operations and expansion.

Widely celebrated as a leading brand-builder in India, Karwal is acknowledged for his ethical business practices. It is under his exceptional leadership that Milagrow has emerged as the front-runner in India’s consumer robotics space. Prior to founding Milagrow, he also made immense contributions in his roles as the Director Sales & Marketing at LG, Managing Director, Consumer Electronics at Philips, Managing Director, India at Electrolux, and Founding President & CEO at Reliance Digital.

A highly-accomplished professional, Karwal has been associated with several industry associations. He was the President of CEAMA (Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association) from 1999 to 2002. He has also been on the National Council of CII and FICCI multiple times. He was one of the founder members of Young Indians at CII, having won many accolades throughout his highly-illustrious professional life.

“During the nine-day summer school, a total number of 12 topics were covered. Self-awareness, Self-analysis, Personality Development, Business Communication, Presentation skills, Group Discussions, Goal setting, Team Work, Writing resume in effective manner, Cracking Interviews, etc were covered during the week-long programme”, a JMI official told mediapersons.

Eminent industry experts conducted these sessions. According to the university, more than 2,500 students registered for the programme. “Live streaming of the programme was provided on YouTube for the students who could not attend the live programme. The programme was well appreciated by students and faculty members who attended it live”, said the university.

The programme was inaugurated online on 16 July 2020 on google meet. Anees Khan, Global Business Head, WIPRO Ltd., UK was the chief guest, and Prof. Najma Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor, JMI presided over the session.

Other speakers included Zuhaib Khan, CEO, Apeejay Stya & Svran Group, Divesh Dhawan, Global CP-Business Lead, Diageo, Ashish Garg, Vice President-Global Talent Acquisition, American Express , Samir Sharma. Head-Marketing, Digital & Offline, Indospirit Group, Roopa Sharma, Dy. Sr. Manager-Employee Counselling, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), Karan Sakhuja, Sr. Product Manager, Forbes.com, Ruhi Dhar, Corporate Trainer, Sanjay Baxla, Ex Sr. VP-HR, DLF Ltd., Ritika Subhash, Director of Schools, Indian Subcontinent, Mangahigh.com, Nadeem Hasan, Talent Development Specialist, Dubai, Prof. Shahid Akhtar, and Prof. Rihan Khan Suri.


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