‘Enhancing Personal Effectiveness for a Rewarding Career’

5:34 PM, Tuesday, March 10th, 2020


Mangaluru : MSNM Besant Institute of Post Graduate Studies hosted a two day workshop on ‘Enhancing Personal Effectiveness for a Rewarding Career’ on 5th and 6th March 2020 at Swarna Academy Hall at MSNM Besant campus at Bondel, Mangaluru.

Rev. Fr. Alwin Serrao, Principal, Padua College of Commerce & Management, Nantoor, Mangaluru inaugurated the workshop on Thursday, March 5. K Devanand Pai, Secretary, Women’s National Education Society was the chief guest. Dr. Molly S. Chaudhuri, Director, MSNM Besant Institute of PG Studies presided over the inauguration ceremony.


The objective of the workshop was to provide a platform for the students to enhance their personal skills and prepare for a promising career. 135 students of degree colleges in and around Mangalore participated in the workshop.

In his inaugural address, Fr. Alwin Serrao observed that present day students have education but not the required skills. “We see how much our bank balance increases but we ignore to assess how our much skills, knowledge and vocabulary have increased,” he said, “Students have to learn to convert their knowledge gained through education into wisdom.”


Highlighting the value of skill, he gave the example of anger, which is destructive when expressed recklessly, but can be made productive when expressed choosing appropriate words and tones. Quoting the Persian mystic Rumi, he said: “Raise words and not voice. Rain grows flowers, not thunder.”

Prof. Manoj Louis, Faculty, GFGC Kavoor, Dr. Malini Hebbar, Head of the Department of English, St. Agnes College, Mrs. Niveditha Mirajkar, Freelance Trainer, Dr. Ravisha B., Faculty of the MSNM Institute, Mrs. Preetham Kamath, Faculty, Chartered Accountants’ Institute of India, and Dr. Rashmi Uchil, Faculty were the resource persons.

Usha Mogra, faculty, welcomed the gathering and compered the inauguration ceremony. Suresh Shenoy, faculty and coordinator of the workshop gave a vote of thanks.


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