Jalandhar April 11 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- In an endeavour to make women independent and employment-ready, Innovation Council of Hans Raj Mahila Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar organized a capacity building and personality development programme for women for Undergraduate and Post graduate students in collaboration with National Commission for Women, New Delhi. Four sessions on Personal Capacity Building, Professional Career Skills and Digital Literacy and Effective Use of Social Media to prepare women students for entering the job market were organized. More than 600 girl students benefitted from it.
The course focused on learning and applying the use of intuitive, logical and critical thinking, communication and interpersonal skills to enhance employability. The course had been divided into three categories; Personal Capacity Building, Professional Career Skills and Digital Literacy and Effective Use of Social Media. The Personal Capacity Building session helped students to enhance skills such as time management, stress management, and communication. The objective of the session was to make women learners engage in effective communication by respecting diversity and embracing good listening skills.
It helped students in practicing interpersonal skills for better relations
It helped students in practicing interpersonal skills for better relations with peers and stakeholders and understand the importance of documentation of key critical ideas and action points to be implemented. The session will help the students to learn effective time management skills; thereby avoiding unwarranted stress. The Professional Career Skills sessions focussed on identifying career opportunities, building resume and presentation skills and empower women students in exploring career opportunities for themselves considering their innate strengths and weaknesses. It also helped students in preparing an appropriate resume, addressing the necessary gaps for facing interviews and actively and effectively presenting their skill set thereof.
The third session on Digital Literacy and Effective Use of Social Media aimed to generate awareness among women on safe usage of internet and social media platforms. It raised awareness about cyber crimes among women and advised them about the resources/recourse available to them for preventing and handling cyber crimes. The resource persons were Mr. Jagjit Bhatia and Ms. Rashmi. Dr. Anjana Bhatia, Incharge, IIC said that the feedback of students has been excellent and this course will go a long way in boosting the confidence of students.
Principal Dr. Ajay Sareen said that at HMV we train girls to become women leaders who, in their journey of empowerment will enable other women to come forward and achieve economic independence. Principal Sareen also informed that HMV is the only college in the region to have obtained this grant. She thanked the mentors at DAVCMC, faculty, staff and students for the continued successful endeavours at HMV.