Bhubaneswar: In a rapidly changing world where technology was becoming obsolete every three months, engineering students should keep themselves updated all the time, an expert said on Saturday.
“With rapid developments, technology will soon change every three weeks. Hence students need to keep pace with the changes,” Mr. S.J. Naganagouda, Chief People Officer at Tally Solutions Private Ltd, said while speaking at the inauguration of SOA Scalerz 2.0 event at Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan here.
Pointing out that Chat GPT had brought a revolutionary shift in the field of technology, Mr. Naganagouda said it was time for youth to move away from Instagram and YouTube and concentrate on serious technological developments by embracing the new evolutions.
The event featured a diverse range of activities including presentations on industry engagements and academic programs along with networking sessions.
Highlighting the post-Covid scenario in the country, Mr. Naganagouda said the industry was encountering a lot of hurdles.
More than 4.5 crore students were passing out from around 1000 universities in the country every year including 14 lakh engineers and 50,000 doctors for whom there was lot of scope for industry engagement, he said adding there was a need for educational institutions and industry to work together.
Explaining the difference between job and career, he said job was temporary while career had the stamp of permanency on it urging students to focus on their vocation.
Addressing the program, Prof. Pradipta Kumar Nanda, Vice-Chancellor of SOA, said the Deemed to be University was focusing on research. He said the National Education Policy was laying a lot of stress on relationship between educational institutions and industry.
The program was also addressed by Prof. Jyoti Ranjan Das, SOA’s Dean (Students’ Welfare) and Mr. Ripti Ranjan Dash, Head (Corporate Relations and Industry Engagement).
The event included two panel discussions on the subjects ‘Future of Hiring Trend’ and ‘Impact of AI on the Future Workforce’.
The panelists included Mr. E.G.Akhil, India Talent Acquisition Leader, Tekion Corp, Ms. Tanvi Chaturvedi, University Recruitment and Relations, Kantar, Mr. Prakash Gupta, Manager, University Relations and Branding, Quantiphi, , Mr. K.Sashi Kumar, Early Careers India Lead, Publicis Sapient, Mr. P.Vamsidhar Reddy, Senior Manager, Leadership Hiring and University Relations Lead, Wabtec Corporation, Mr. Prafulla Deori, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, Cradlepoint, Mr. Nitin Kumar Tiwary, Senior Manager, People Relations Operations and University Relations, Quantiphi, Ms. Ritu Sharma, Leader, Campus Hiring and Early Careers, Brillio and Ms. Neha Singh, Senior Talent Acquisition, McDermott International Ltd. Mr. Jasobant Narayan Singhlal, Founder and Managing Director, Identity Group, moderated the panel discussions.