The P.G. Dept. of Social Work (Shift II) of Madras School of Social Work organized a two day event titled “HR Workshop” and “Altius” on 20th and 21st September 2013.
The HR Workshop was conceived with the idea to help students to understand the employ-ability skills needed in the current scenario and preparing them for placements.
The event was inaugurated by Dr. Fatima Vasanth, Principal & Secretary, Madras School of Social Work, Dr. PonLakshmanan, Former Jt. Commissioner of Labour, Govt. of Tamil Nadu was the chief guest.The Guest of Honour was Mr.AnnselyCarvalho, Head HR, Logitech Engineering & Designs India Pvt. Ltd., spoke on the topic “Transforming HR as a concept into Reality – Next Gen Employee Engagement Perspective.”
The first session of the workshop was titled “Decoding Labour Law” where Dr. PonLakshmanan and Mrs. KalaivaniSelvaraj, Secretary, Tamil Nadu Manual Workers, Welfare Board, Dept. of Labour, Tamil Nadu helped students understand the technicalities of various industrial acts.
The esteemed panelists include, Mr. Deenadayalan, CEO, CEO consultancy who played the moderator for the session & is also a proud alumni of MSSW, Mr. Nikhil Indrasenan, VP HR, Ranstad, Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, CEO, Build HR, Mr. Victor, DGM HR, TVS Logistics & Mr. Samson, Regional Head HR, HCL Technologies.
The second day “Altius” was a Cultural Fest where students from various colleges participated in HR & Social Work events such as Best Manager, Corporate Quiz, Mime and Street Play.
Judges for the events include Mr.Chandran, MD & Chairman, Elegant Constructions, Mr.Keshav Kumar, MD & Chairman, SK Stone Products & Services Pvt. Ltd., Mr.Varun John,Talent Enhancement Leader, Cognizant, Kaloori Vino&Premji B, Founder& Director of Shasha Foundation. About 75 participants from over 15 colleges participated in the fest and the maximum student participation for the both the events were from “ITM Business School” and the overall trophy was won by “Stella Maris College”.
The prizes were distributed by Mr. I.Raj, Director HR, The Park Hotels who also spoke on requirements of employers. Madras School of Social Work is the first Institution for Social Work Education in South India and is well known for its pioneering efforts and the high quality of education it offers. Its alumni provide top-notch leadership for global corporate and civil society organizations. In 2012, a survey by Outlook Magazine rated MSSW as the fifth best Institution for Social Work education in India and first in South India.