Adapt currriculum  to cater to industry: Karmalkar

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 12 October 2017

The vice chancellor also said that the format of this workshop, which includes the lectures of experienced and well-read HR managers, as well as field visits to companies, should be followed by institutes and colleges, as the university is positive about conducting similar workshops for other faculties as well.

Pune: Professors must make necessary changes in the syllabus, as well as pedagogy, catering to the needs of the business industry and speedily advancing technology, said Nitin Karmalkar, Vice Chancellor of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), at the inauguration of a one-day workshop on ‘How to Teach Application Based HR in Classroom’, organised by National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) at their premises. 

“While teaching human resource and its management, it is required that the students should know how the HR department at a company works, as well as the challenges they face while doing the same. If teachers approach companies and understand it themselves, then there is no doubt that they will be able to nurture the kind of HR managers that the industry needs,” said Karmalkar. 

The vice chancellor also said that the format of this workshop, which includes the lectures of experienced and well-read HR managers, as well as field visits to companies, should be followed by institutes and colleges, as the university is positive about conducting similar workshops for other faculties as well.

Sanjay Dhande, a member of University Grant Commission (UGC), said, “With changing times, the gap between needs of the business industry and the syllabus has been widening. The practical needs should be included in the curriculum, which will help the students who graduate from the university to cope up with and mould as per the changing needs of the industry."

Director and HR of Bharat Forge, SV Bhave, Executive Director of Keihin Fie Pvt Ltd, Sudhir Gogte, HR consultant, Kuldip Joshi, Executive Vice President, Thermax India Ltd, Sharad Gangal, and Director, HR of Lear Corporations, Samir Kukade were present.
 

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