Chandigarh July 5, 2020


The Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies in collaboration with the Department of Public Administration organized a webinar on the topic “Covid-19 Towards a Sustainable Lifestyle” of Prof. Suresh Mishra, Professor of Public Administration & Chair Professor & Coordinator Centre for Consumer Studies and Project Director, National Consumer Helpline (NCH) & State Consumer Helpline Knowledge Resource Management Portal (SCHKRMP), Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, today via WebEx.

Dr. Manish Sharma, Chairperson, Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies introduced the topic and speaker and other invited guests, faculty members and students.

Prof. Mishra started his presentation by stating that COVID-19 is the greatest humanitarian challenge to the world since World War II and it has been observed that this disease is created and spread by the rich but the poor are the most affected one. And it has also changed the Attitude and behavior towards the purchasing and consumption pattern of the masses throughout the world. Greed has replaced need. He discussed how COVID-19 pandemic is a trigger for taking serious action and making policies towards sustainable development which is a combination of both sustainable lifestyle and sustainable consumerism. He said that the initiative for this must start with the students who can draw an action plan for sustainable development and who can spread the message of sustainability. Besides the mantra for this lies in 5Rs – Refuse, Reuse, reduce, Recycle and Rethink. He suggested an action plan for sustainable living with a focus on changing attitudes, saving water, fuel, electrical energy, food and use of chemicals. He concluded by saying that now is the time to reverse the adverse effects of consumerism and that Gandhi is more relevant today than it was in the past as Gandhi has very rightly said that “The World has enough for everyone’s needs but not for everyone’s greed.” And Sustainable Development has to be with Sustainable Production and Sustainable Consumption.

In the end, different questions were asked by the various faculty members and students. The webinar was well attended by different faculty members of Panjab University, Chandigarh and from across India as well as from abroad. Dr Bharti Garg, Coordinator, Department of Public Administration, PU, Chandigarh proposed vote of thanks to all.


Chandigarh July 5, 2020

University Institute of Applied Management Sciences, Panjab University
conducted a Webinar for MBA students on 5th July 2020 on the important topic "Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn". The third webinar in this series of activities to be carried out every weekend was held under the mentorship of Prof. Raj Kumar, Chief patron and Vice Chancellor, Panjab University by the Placement Cell of UIAMS.

Dr Amandeep Singh Marwaha, Training cum Placement Officer, UIAMS said that through this webinar an attempt was made to make the audience aware about how LinkedIn as a tool, can help users to advance their career and also not to waste massive amounts of time on SOCIAL MEDIA for non productive work. It's all about how users effectively use LinkedIn.

Prof. Upasna Joshi Sethi, Director, UIAMS in her welcome address said
that today the audience was fortunate to have an opportunity to listen
to an important topic on how to use LinkedIn. She emphasized that a
professionally written LinkedIn profile allows creating an online
professional brand which helps open doors to opportunities and networks to the students.

The lead speaker of the webinar was Jatin Srivastava who is a HR
Digitization & Employee Engagement Strategist. He is currently working
as Business Development Head, in a leading Artificial Intelligence
enabled HR conversational chatbot company that automates HR Helpdesk, Transaction & Employee Engagement. He has worked with various industries including KPO, E-Commerce & SaaS handling the business-related operations. His key expertise is in Social Selling (LinkedIn).

Jatin Srivastava guided the audience on building a Strong LinkedIn
Profile, earning Job Referrals for Jobs/Internships, Social Selling on
LinkedIn and a lot more. He elaborated how to avoid mistakes and not
get trapped into job consultants and using referral route of company
officials to earn a good job and a great career beginning. He
highlighted the concept of five C's: Content, Communicate, Community,
Constant and Context to be used in while handling your profile on

The query handling session was coordinated by Dr Rachita Sambyal. The
questions included: Should we pay for LinkedIn, How to make myself
visible to recruiters and professionals? How to appear in top search
results when somebody searches for my name? What's the best way to
attract recruiters to our profile? Are hash tags helpful to be used in
posts? How is LinkedIn better or different from other job platforms like [1] etc. What could be the best way to keep your profile
active and the best content that could be posted? Is photo on my linkdIn
profile is important

Prof Sanjeev Sharma acknowledged the efforts of the Training and
Placement Officer, Dr. Amandeep Singh Marwaha and motivated all to keep organizing sessions on topics of utmost relevance for the students of UIAMS.

The vote of thanks was given by Dr. Amandeep Singh Marwaha. He
appreciated Mr. Jatin Srivastava for his insightful session being very
informative and interactive which could ignite so many queries from the
students. This session will definitely help the students to make the
best use of LinkedIn for growing professionally. He also emphasized that
they try to give confidence to the students to believe in themselves so
that they can learn and achieve more in their future professional life.