National Conclave on Employability – 2019

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National Conclave on Employability – Industry & Academia Challenge

on 19th January 2019
@ CMS-B School, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Seshadri Road, Bangalore



  • Co-Creating Future Ready Employable Talent
  • Role of Industry and Academia


  • Promoting Industry-Academia Collaboration for creating Employability
  • Harnessing the potential of Millennial & Diversified workplace
  • Addressing the GAP between Industry and Academia: Problems & Challenges

About the Summit / Event :

  • GWFM Employability Conference provides a vital platform to determine how all institutions of Higher Education can develop innovative strategies to transform courses and develop student services in order to enhance student employability.
  • At the GWFM Employability Conference participants will have the opportunity to hear from experts and Industry Heads and gain best practice insights on successfully embedding employability into course design, fostering effective partnerships with employers and advancing student careers services to support the best employability outcomes.


What is in it for delegates :

  • Explore how all higher education institutions can reform and develop their employability strategies to reflect the latest trends in an increasingly competitive jobs market.
  • Gain practical solutions for developing students services and careers departments to successfully close the employability gap for disadvantaged students.
  • Assess how employability can be embedded into the design and development of academic courses and how universities can effectively collaborate with departments to deliver improvement .
  • Assess how successful utilisation of data can support universities to adapt and develop careers programmes.
  • Learn from leading practitioners fostering innovative methods to advance their students in the employability market.
  • Understand how the higher education sector can successfully collaborate with employers from diverse sectors to develop employment opportunities for future graduates.
  • Evaluate how an effective employability strategy can form part of a wider agenda of enhancing the student experience.
  • Network with leading higher education experts and practitioners to share best practice and guidance in securing high quality graduate employment outcomes for students.


Employability Index 2018

  • Employability is ‘the new dark horse’, the current example that advanced higher education institutions are donning in an offer to respond to the latest requests from society and governments.
  • ‘Transferable skills’, ‘soft skills’, ‘self-efficacy’ and so forth – are the well-known competency requirements of today that rise through a collection of employability exercises being completed across management institutions as far and wide as possible around the globe.
  • The vitality of job related knowledge and employability of students also discussed in a study by (Gibbs & Angeides, 2004; Hesketh, 2000).


Employability elements:

  • According to a survey 47% of Indian Graduates are unemployable
  • According to a Mckinsey Report, only a quarter of Engineers are employable.
  • According to Mckinsey Global Institute around one third of all jobs across 46 nations are to be displaced by 2030.
  • As indicated by a study distributed in The New Indian Express (2013), ‘47% of Graduates of 2013 is Unemployable for Any Job’.
  • As indicated by study, it appears formal education in India is not co nferring enough skills to students as about 50% of the graduates of this current year were discovered unemployable for any employment.
  • A study of India’s top 100 B schools, which was driven by Web portal and assessment company Merit-Trac, uncovered what most of managers had known for quite a while that majority of MBA graduates in India are not employable. The study, which studied 2,264 MBA studentsfrom 29 cities, showed that except the top 25 B schools, therest gave only 21 percent of their graduates with employment.
  • The employability of MBA students from schools positioned somewhere around 26 and 100 was really more awful in 2012 (21 percent) than in 2007 (25 percent), when the past survey was conducted. The quantity of MBA seats in the nation has gone up from under 95,000 to 350,000 in the same period. The quantity of seats increased at an annual growth rate of 30 per cent. The quality of education apparently did not keep pace.



  • Fundamental objective of this study is to focus on status of core competencies in management students & desired competencies by the businesses now a days.
  • To assess the current global and national scenario and critically analyze the relevance of Management studies.
  • To identify whether there is a correlation between Higher education and employability of a candidate.
  • To demonstrate the key success variables of a Higher Education institute and interpret how these will facilitate the placement process.
  • To explore the expectation of the corporate sectors from the students.



  • A nationwide survey of Institutions of Higher Education is being conducted to evaluate their efforts in building Employability into the students.
  • The survey elicits information on the key success variables of a n Institution of Higher Education is its faculty student ratio (both full time and Adjunct Faculty Members are to be taken into consideration for the purpose of computing the ratio) and quality of the Faculty members.
  • The professional excellence of the Faculty Members can be judged by their academic qualification, experience in years both in academic and corporate sectors, their number of research publications in each academic session. These publications will include authoring books, research papers presented in different national and international seminars and conferences, publications of research articles in different reputed and peer-reviewed national and international journals, publication of real life case studies, book reviews, number of Faculty Development Program/workshops organized by the faculty Member etc.
  • The corporate interface of the faculty members can be evaluated by the number of Management Development program and Executive Development program organized by him/her as a resource person, the number of consultancy projects handled and the number of national/international awards achieved.


The other key success variables evaluated are:

  • Industry interface of the institution which focuses on quality and quantity recruiters of summer interns.
  • Corporate recruiters coming to the campus for final placement.
  • Number of corporate visitors/industry experts visit to the campus as corporate guest lecturers and the placement conversion rate of the institute.
  • Alumni database and the success achieved by the alumni members in their professional life/corporate world as the alumni members are the brand ambassadors of the institutions.


Quality of Employability :

  • The quality of the final placement would be judged on the basis of certain parameters — compensation package, job profile, location, security, growth opportunity and brand.
  • Equity of the organization.
  • The compensation package can be measured by CTC. The salary expectation of the students varies from one Institution to another. The compensation should be such which can meet the financial breakeven of the students.
  • The students who are studying MBA in a Government University, they are ready to accept. The students who are studying in private business Schools or different IIMs have to incur huge tuition fees. The fee is being financed by the bank loan in majority of the cases.
  • As a rational individual, they will expect a minimum return on investment which ensures after repaying the EMI, certain surplus disposable income they can appropriate to maintain a minimum living standard. The profile is one of the major areas of concerns to judge the quality of the employability.


The Employers Perception :

Employers across India in a separate survey would contribute their point of view on the colleges surveyed and rate the colleges on the basis of their actual experience and perceptions on the following Qualities :

  • Highly competent, motivated, innovative approach, negotiating skills.
  • Great public relations ability and inter personal skills, fair personality, smartness, good academic records,Creativity, exceptional conceptual, analytical, extremely good and active contacts within the industry.
  • Good track records of success, go-getter, dynamic in nature.
  • Quality of people is a key determinant of success in a rapidly changing world.


The Implications of the Survey :

  • Identify Strategies on how the academia and the industry work together on research.
  • The study would also evaluate the transformations occurring both in the industry due to globalization, technology, the impact of smaller families, and entry of women in education as well as industry and their successes.
  • The study would also help to understand There is much research required to understand transformations and their impact on the employee industry interface.
  • The findings of the research, would help both academia and industry to design appropriate interventions to be more effective and meaningful.
  • This study would help in understanding Aspirations, ambitions, and life spaces so that the academia, students and industry can collaborate to design relevant inputs in education and good practices in organizations so that the employees and organizations can focus on growth.
  • Has various implications for managers from the perspective of hiring of fresh management students.
  • Given the important and strong connections in between student competencies and their employability employers would give more clarity to the competencies and skills needed by them. Furthermore the capabilities are not restricted to occupation particular knowledge and skills but also address the generic skills too.
  • At the point when educational institutions will add employability skills into their educational curriculum which are needed by the employers.
  • Employers and employees will be benefited in terms of output and productivity, efficiency of employees, employee commitment and loyalty. It will benefit both the parties i.e. employers and employees.
  • The study tosses lights to the view towards student’s employability skills. The study will evaluate how managers offer imperativeness to individual and behavioral attributes of an applicant while students give more essentialness to their specialized abilities or skills.
  • It is expected that the result of the study would benefit both Higher Education Institutions and recruiters/Industries in order to identify the present level of employable skills of young management students.
  • Today’s generation requires more than employability education. And any skills or knowledge is becoming obsolete faster and faster and in a shorter time span. Higher education requires the ability to respond to newer situations and emerging realities without getting caught with techniques of successes. Techniques become obsolete as the environment changes. The preparation of Higher Education Institutuions ought to be such that they can respond to the ever transforming environment. For this they need a broad based perspective as well as, multi skills, and ability to play multiple roles.
  • This Study provides additional inputs on functional and management education. The education also needs to help the students differentiate the various institutions and their basic assumptions and the roles.



  • Registration : 8-00 AM
  • Inauguration : 9-00 AM
  • Context setting :9-30 AM to 10-00 AM
  • Keynote Address: 10-00 AM to 10-30 AM
    Winds of change: How universities can contribute to the knowledge society through university-business cooperation? This keynote would focus more on the current change in the role of universities and the need to focus on greater cooperation with industry / employers to a greater degree.
  • Panel discussion : 10-30 AM to 11-30 AM
    The Future of Jobs Employment, Skills & Workforce Strategy for the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Tea / Coffee Break : 15 Min
  • Panel Discussion : 11-45 AM to 12-45 PM
    Facilitating a cooperative engagement between Industry and Academia
  • Networking Lunch : 12-45 PM to 1-45 PM
  • Strategic keynote speech- 2-00 PM to 2-30 PM
    Academic Excellence versus Industrial Relevance, A Critical Balancing Act
  • Employability Index 2018 Presentation:2-30 PM to 2-45 PM
  • Employability Index Report 2018 -Release Ceremony : 2-45 PM to 3-00 PM
  • Tea/ Coffee Break : 3-00 PM to 3-15 PM
  • Round table discussion – Navigating uncertainty and complexity: Higher education and the dilemma of employability : 3-15 PM to 4-15 PM
  • Q&A : Open session : 4-15 PM to 4-45 PM
  • Vote of thanks : 4-45 PM to 5-00 PM


  • 300+ Attendance
  • 50 Speakers ( Sr HR Leaders and Academics)
  • 100 TA and University Relations Executives from Leading Companies
  • 3 Networking Sessions
  • 3 Major Tracks
  • 250+ Academic Institutions
  • 7000 + GWFM Members on the Social Media
  • Press and Media
  • Outreach through Logos on Back Drops, Collaterals, Email Campaigns and Invites
  • Complimentary Attendance Tickets for all sponsors which can be shared with Employees, Clients
  • Exclusive Speaker Slot to Title/ Academic Sponsors
  • Panel Slots for Session Sponsors or Case Study Slots

Why Sponsor?

  • Promote your company brand to industry leaders.
  • Develop collaborative partnerships and business leads.
  • Network with top influential people in the industry.
  • Pursue a prominent speaking role.
  • Promote Institution/ Product/Service to attendees.
  • Be promoted to media and press outlets in conjunction with the Conference.
  • Include your logo on all Conference documentation.
  • Gain knowledge and insight in the latest thinking on Employability building.

Sponsorship Options:

There are opportunities for sponsorship of this key event

  • Event Sponsor – Rs 5,00,000/-
  • Assessment/ Technology/Academic Sponsor – Rs 3,00,000/-
  • Lunch Session Sponsor – Rs 1,00,000/-
  • Tea Session Sponsor (2)- Rs 75,000/-
  • Award Session Sponsor- Rs 1,00,000/-
  • Panel Session Sponsor – Rs 75,000/-
  • Each package includes exclusive sponsorship of a unique aspect of the conference
  • In addition, each sponsorship package delivers other great benefits, such as the promotion of your company brand and expertise, both in advance of the conference and at the event itself, maximizing speaking opportunities, offering complimentary delegate registrations, and much more.

Reach out to:

Dr. Shivakumar

9167844214 / 9900171542

Partho Ganguly


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