JAMMU, May 3: The School of Management at the Model Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET) organized the Leadership Conclave today at its Kot Bhalwal Campus today.
The theme for the conclave was Leadership for Industry 4.0, Education 4.0 and India 4.0 with distinguished panelists Prof Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jammu; Vikrant Kuthiala, noted industrialist and Chairperson PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Amit Sharma, Special Secretary Transport, Government of J&K. The panel discussion was moderated by Prof Ankur Gupta, Director, MIET.
Prof Ankur Gupta put forth insightful questions to the panelists on a wide range of topics from the expected evolution of the Industry 4.0, industry and Government readiness, implications for stakeholders, students and institutions, skill sets needed by industry, training gaps required to be fulfilled, governance and policy issues etc. He also shared his AKS model of success for students, comprising of Attitude, Knowledge and Skills.
Prof Aima, while replying to a question on preparing for Industry and Education 4.0, opined that change has to begin at an individual level with deep introspection and preparing individual blueprints for success. He suggested that individuals and organizations need to keep it simple and focus on doing things well while continuously upgrading their skills.
Vikrant Kuthiala provided analogy of good businesses and bad leadership through an incisive analysis of the aviation and telecom sector. While Jet Airways could not sustain itself, Indigo managed to garner over 50 percent market share using a low-cost model through air fleet homogeneity and reduced maintenance costs, he explained.
Amit Sharma apprised the audience about policy reforms in the Government sector while discussing the challenges. He believed that J&K as a State can capitalize effectively on Industry 4.0 through a strong public-private collaborative model.
All the panelists also shared their mantras for success with 300 budding Engineering and Management students who attended the event. Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Prof S K Sharma, Director Academics, Prof P N Sharma, Head School of Management and Prof B C Sharma, Dean Training and Placements.
Dr Ankita Nanda from the MIET School of Management introduced panelists to the audience while Prof P N Sharma, Head MIET School of Management presented the formal vote of thanks.