February 22, 2012 admin

SHRM India Joins Hands with Chandigarh Management Association

Chandigarh 22nd Feb. 2012 : SHRM India, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) USA signed a MoU with Chandigarh Management Association(CMA) and also organised a seminar on ‘Campus to Corporate’ at PHD Chamber, today. The MoU was signed by Ms. Achal Khanna, Chief Operating Officer(COO), SHRM India and Dr. Anshu Kataria,President,CMA & Chairman,Aryans Group of Colleges
As per this MoU, CMA and SHRMI would work together to promote knowledge and deeper understanding of HR practices amongst the student community, academia and industry and would also conduct joint knowledge based events in future in Chandigarh.
In the seminar “Campus to Corporate”, which was organized by CMA and SHRMI, the keynote speaker Col. Aalok Sood, National Head Directive Communication for HRM/DOD, Culture Evolution, Training, Career, and Recruitment having 27 years of disciplined army life, said that through this workshop we endeavor to throw light on the opportunities that are available and what colleges need to do to make students more employable.
The seminar was attended by approximately 250 students from surrounding colleges like Aryans Group of Colleges, University Business School, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, Gurukul Vidyapeeth, Indo Global College, IIPM, KC Group, and SUS Tangori.
Sharing the same views COO, SHRM India Achal Khanna, said that “the campus environment is entirely different from the corporate world. Students should remember to do their best because employer is expecting a day one productive resource.
At the MoU signing ceremony CMA President, Dr. Anshu Kataria said that ‘there is a huge demand and supply mismatch in quality manpower in terms of technical skills, communication, articulation and team work. Thus, with such seminars we aim to train college students to make them more employable, as this is one of the key challenges.’
Rashmi Bhargava,Director Academic Alliances SHRMI expressed her views saying that “the need for campus to corporate originates from the dynamic environment that we operate in, though our education system prepares us thoroughly & intellectually, the work challenges require various business skills that are not part of curriculum .
It is to be mentioned that Chandigarh Management Association (CMA), a registered society, is affiliated to All India Management Association (AIMA). Established in 1966, CMA is now more than 40 years old. One of the objectives of the association is to promote the understanding of professional management practices and principles.
At SHRM India we are devoted to support the professionals and advancing the profession of human resource management in India, she added. Representing more than 2,50,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.
In the seminar various other speakers presented their perspectives of the transition from campus to corporate from an industry as well as from the institution perspective. Present on the occasion were Members of Executive Committee of CMA including Ms. Madhulika Kak (Secretary General), Er. M.L. Garg, Sh. Charanjit Singh,Col Karamjit Singh (Past President, CMA) were also present on the occasion.

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