The Internal Quality Assessment Cell (IQAC) organised an online Graduate Exit Programme for the UG second and final year; and the PG students. The objective of the programme was to provide our students with a definite competitive edge over graduates of other universities and institutions of higher education, in the job market by equipping them with added skills for job seeking, job securing, and job retention.
The programme was rolled out in a phased manner with a focus on three key differentiating skills, namely: a) CV Writing b) Communication Skills and c) Answering interviews. A series of short-term training programmes were conducted from 24 to 29 April 2021.
The inaugural session was attended by Prof. Nagaraj Neerchal (Vice Chancellor), Prof. Gauri Mahulikar (Dean of Faculty), Prof Sreevalsa Kumar (Director, IQAC), members of the organising team namely Mr. Shanker Ramanathan (Director, Internship and Placement), Dr. Pramod Dinakar (Assistant Professor, School of Ethics, Governance, Culture and Social Systems) and Dr. Kavita R. Shanmughan (Assistant Professor, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage)., other CVV faculty and students (UG and PG).
Day 1 (24 April 2021, 10 am to 12 pm): Dr. Kavita R. Shanmughan and Mr. Shanker Ramanathan took the first session on CV Writing. They introduced the students to the components of an effective CV, how to create a good first impression in the minds of the employers through a CV to get the opportunity to attend the interview for the aspired job. It was an interactive session wherein the students were able to gain clarity on the basics of writing an effective CV and have their doubts clarified.
Day 2 (28 April 2021, 2.30 – 4.30 pm): Dr. Pramod Dinakar took a session on Communication Skills. Students were given tips on writing effective emails, the effective presentation of their skills and information, taught how to communicate matters assertively and confidently.
Day 3 (29 April 2021, 2.30 – 4.15 pm): Prof. Sreevalsa Kumar conducted a session on ‘Appearing for Interviews’. It was an interactive session wherein he provided insights on mastering one’s performance in an interview. Activities were conducted to prepare the students to address varied questions that they can face in an interview, the dos and don’ts of an interview and the intentions of various types of interviews.
The third day ended with participants sharing their feedback and with a valedictory speech by Prof. Gauri Mahulikar. The Vice Chancellor was also present for the valedictory function.