Centre for Management Studies, Dibrugarh University (CMSDU) in association with ICA Edu Skills Pvt. Ltd organized a one-day FDP on “GST & Students’ Employability” on March 6, 2017 at the Indira Miri Conference Hall. It was attended by more than 85 participants from Dibrugarh University and around 25 affiliated colleges under it.
Prof. Ajanta B. Rajkonwar, Chairperson, CMSDU and Dean, School of Commerce and Management Science, Dibrugarh University while giving her inaugural address stressed on the collaboration between the university and the corporate world. She said that while there are a lot of employment opportunities in Dibrugarh because of the presence of giants like OIL, ONGC, Coal India, etc., employment generation is not up to the mark. She was of the view that the current situation needs to be addressed at the earliest and complemented the ICA for their endeavor to organize the FDP in collaboration with the Centre.
In the first session, Mr. Deepak Pramanik, a board member of ICA spoke on employability of students. An alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur and IIM, Calcutta, he talked about employment as an opportunity as well as a challenge for the teaching community. He lamented that it is difficult to find a suitable candidate for a job while there are scores of unemployed. This is a paradox that has reached alarming proportions. During his one and a half hour presentation, he focused on Gen Y or the millenials – the people born between 1980 and 2000 who forms the student base in higher education institutes. Mr. Pramanik stressed on essence of building trust between the teacher and the student so as to provide the right environment to unlock the employability quotient of the students. He ended his lecture by showing four inspiring videos and answering questions of the participants.
In the post lunch session, Mr. Jay Agarwal, a practicing Chartered Accountant from Kolkata gave an overview of GST (Goods and Services Tax). He talked about the technicalities of the Central GST (CGST), State GST (SGST) and Inter State (IGST). He deliberated on some issues which according to him are not properly defined and open to litigation. Mr. Agarwal also demonstrated the migration process from the earlier tax regime to the new GST regime. During his presentation, he spoke about the many employment opportunities GST can create.
At the end of the two sessions, Mr. SubrataKundu, General Manager of ICA Edu Tech talked about the courses developed by ICA for GST. He also thanked Dibrugarh University for the support provided in conducting the FDP. The FDP concluded with the vote of thanks given by Himadri Barman of CMSDU.