Exploring facets of management

The National Symposium, organised by the students of Oxford College of Business Management, saw the students taking many lessons from the key speakers. Experts from the industry gave students suggestions regarding their career and future prospects.

“The topic of the symposium was ‘Contemporary Management Practices’. It aimed at exploring the different principles of management. Practitioners from the industry shared their knowledge and experience with students through discussions and interactions on various areas of management like finance, knowledge-management and marketing,” said Ahmed, a student.

TV Rao, director of Export Import Bank of India, who was the chief guest, spoke about the importance of hard work. 

   Quoting his own example of how his early education was done in a very ordinary school, he said that determination and hard work brought him laurels. 

“He also told us about the importance of emerging economies like China, Russia, Uzbekistan and advised us to learn foreign languages as that would help in improving our career prospects,” adds Ahmed.

Other speakers dwelt on the contemporary practices of management in corporate houses and stressed on the importance of keeping the mind at peace to go ahead in one’s career. “In the technical session, speakers  offered us an insight into contemporary human resource practices, propelled by technology-based applications and the importance and interventions of social media in HR. 

It was followed by a panel discussion on the same subject. It was helpful for management students as we could interact with these people, who have been in the industry for many years. We were given a chance to ask questions. They explained the concept to us with day-to-day examples that clarified our doubts,” said Siraj, a student.

The symposium also had a discussion on management principles. 

It began with mythological references related to management practices and continued with speeches on consensus-building and solving problems. 

It also had discussions on entrepreneurial ventures, mentorship and ended with a talk on technological upgradation and employability as the key to sustanance in contemporary times. Around 30 colleges participated and benefitted from the discussion.

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