A Symposium on“Professional Excellence through Self Discovery”
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The Human Resource Department of ITM Kharghar in association with ISTD Navi Mumbai Chapter organised a symposium on “Professional Excellence through Self Discovery “on 15th December 2018.


Prof. R S S Mani- VP Institutional Development, ITM Group of institutions gave the perspective of institutions role in shaping the personality of the students and providing a platform for excellence. Ms Jayshree Katkar- Chairperson ISTD Navi Mumbai Chapter also addressed and shared great insights with the students on the importance of career planning & skill development who are soon going to enter the corporate world.


The program proceeded with a Panel Discussion on “Career Opportunities in Dynamic Times”. The objective of the discussion was to make the students aware of Self-discovery through SWOT analysis, importance of working on one’s strength to overcome the weaknesses.


The discussion also included non-traditional career opportunities available and how students can explore them, finding time to do something that one likes and making value addition to it.


The influence of internet and changing technologies on staying up to date with current knowledge and thinking with an entrepreneurial mind set.


The distinguished guest speakers for the symposium were:

  • Ms Hashwin Chawla – Assistant Manager (Human Resources Business Process) at Wipro.
  • Mr Harish Gupta – Head Commercial Joint President at M/S Prism cement.
  • Mr Rajmani Pandey– Vice President at Reliance Jio.
  • Mrs Manjeet Dhillon – Sr. V.P and Head HR at Kotak Securities.
  • Mr Rohit Vallaspalli– Business HR manager at Abbott Healthcare

The symposium witnessed 146 graduate and post-graduate students from various prestigious colleges in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.


A workshop on “In search of your North Star” followed the symposium which was conducted by the faculty members of the HR Department namely Dr. Sarit Prava Das, Dr. Snigdharani Mishra, Prof.Rachna Nigam, Prof Preeti Narendra, Dr. Sonal Jauhari & Dr. Tanvi Rana. The workshop emphasised on the fact that leadership, motivation, attitude, personality, decision making skills, conflict handling capabilities and perceptions plays a major role in the excellence we aim for and thereby influences the success we achieve.
The overall symposium was very well received by the participants.