Chandigarh February 24, 2021-Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) in collaboration with University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh organized 15 days refresher course in Commerce and Management on the theme “Emerging Issues in Management” which commenced today.

Prof. Bhagwati Prakash Sharma, Vice Chancellor, Gautam Buddha University, Noida was the chief guest of the event. He acquainted the participants about the relevance of the refresher course owing to various emerging issues in education and teaching. He emphasised the need to develop internal locus among graduates and postgraduates and also re-orient the curriculum in a way to cultivate the entrepreneurial skills among them. He accentuated the gravity of promoting Make in India and by-India products so that India does not remain a nation of merely assembly lines.

The guest of honor Prof. V.R. Sinha talked about success stories of home-grown brands like Nirma and Redbus. Building on Prof. Sharma’s insights, Prof. Sinha accented the substance of entrepreneurial instincts and attitude, rather than professional degrees, to devise pioneering business ideas.

Prof. S.K. Tomar, Honorary Director, Human Resource Development Centre, emphasised on the objectives of the course framed by HRDC and also highlighted the need to upgrade the skills in the ever changing environment.

Chief Coordinator of the Department, Prof. Meenakshi Malhotra and coordinators of the course Prof. Meena Sharma and Prof. Purva Kansal, emphasised on the qualities of teachers and teaching in the globalised scenario. They highlighted the idea of refreshed knowledge being a necessity in the world that is perpetually getting smaller owing to stable economies, technology and internet. Building the premise for the course, they said that the topics discussed in this course would vary from current issues in Management Research, Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management. The inaugural session concluded on the positive note of highlighting the methods to fulfill the vacuum in teaching due to changing technology, ethics and value systems.

The inaugural session flagged off the course which was followed by an ice breaking session conducted by Prof. Sanjay Kaushik, Dean College Development Council and Professor of UBS. Prof. Kaushik conducted online interactive gaming sessions to acquaint the participants with each other.