The Human Capital Development Centre, has been founded as a nodal body to give a fillip to the university- industry interface and offer a bouquet of student support services to enhance their employability in the turbulent job market. The Centre is guided by the vision to emerge as the most sought-after University for its industry fit competitive products. The three wings envisaged under HCDC include a pre-placement cell (finishing school) to sharpen the skills of students for smoother transition into the industry; a corporate relations and placement cell to act as a frontal organisation of the University to interface with the industry and an overseas education services cell to train students for tests for admission into international universities. Since training can be a continuous activity, the HCDC has thought that fixing timeframes would be inadvisable. However, the training plan will have several activities at different points in time. The University boasts of huge infrastructure which can be leveraged for various skilling and upskilling programmes and shape HCDC as a brand in itself. Moderate budget estimates take care of the tasks proposed and the idea is to mould this centre into a self-sustainable wing of the University.
Employability is fast becoming the critical outcome that learners expect from higher education. Be it traditional learners studying in higher education institutions or employed professionals enrolling to complete their incomplete degrees; both are looking at learning
additional skills that will help them fulfill their career aspirations. Though the National Education Policy (NEP) and UGC's announcement encouraging universities to introduce apprenticeship/internship embedded degree programs, it is imperative that our education system needs to be better aligned with the aspirations of youth through universalization of employability embedded courses. A decoupling of revenue and headcount growth is visible today. Employers and employees need to adapt to the changing job environment of technology shifts and changing stakeholder expectations. The problem is too significant to handle. Thus, a collaborative network with an industry network is quintessential.
It is vital that a strategy has to be put in place to prepare young graduates for the upcoming transformation. A part of the solution, which is the most tangible for the near future, is the development of education and skilling infrastructure across all sectors, corresponding to the emerging industrial setup. As the new job roles emanating out of upcoming disruptions are entrepreneurial, scientific, creative, and emotional in nature, it is crucial for educational institutions to initiate changes and bolster the skilling ecosystem. Disruptive changes brought in by technological advancements are fundamentally revolutionizing the current job landscape, ranging from job creation to job displacement and increased labor productivity to widening skill gaps.
Nothing short of a revolution is required in skilling and the vocational education space in India, which has assumed critical propositions and might well determine the future growth of this country. Currently, emerging disruptive technologies are triggering way to innovations in business models that has never been envisioned before. The resolve is to adopt a positive outlook and utilise the time window of the next 2-3 years to initiate large-scale reforms in general, in a mission mode in the quest to be prepared for the anticipated disruption.
Osmania University, the over 100 year old institution has a glorious academic legacy and has been on the forefront of imparting education in the southern part of India. In its march towards eminence, the University has embarked on several initiatives to strengthen the teaching learning process as also infrastructure. Also, the Universityhas persisted with continuous engagement with the industry and has taken a major leap forward by establishing the Human Capital Development Centre integrating separate units- placement directorate, training and other wings which hitherto operated in silos.
The Centre has been conceived in the context of fierce global competition with a view to be more proactive to achieve a balance between independence, dedicated to the ideals of unfettered scholarship and teaching, and engagement, to fulfill themission of service.
Active engagement with corporates has been on the agenda of the University and it is keen to take advantage of the corporate world by showcasing its distinctive resources to achieve mutually beneficial goals and provide value added services to the student clientele, our primary stake holder.
Against this backdrop, the HCDC intends to leverage the resources of the University in enhancing students’ employability and prospects by imparting a wide array of skills.
It is necessary for us to be aware that unless we have a strategy in place to prepare ourselves for the upcoming transformation, the gains will not be widespread. A part of the solution, which is the most tangible for the near future, is development of education and skilling infrastructure across all sectors, corresponding to the emerging industrial set-up. As the new job roles emanating out of upcoming disruptions are entrepreneurial, scientific, creative, and emotional in nature, it is necessary for us to reform the education and skilling ecosystem.
We aim to be the most sought-after University for its globally competitive products and serve as a sole platform to connect with the Industry. The HCDC envisages bolstering and expanding the student support services by constantly engaging with the Industry and recruitment agencies in education, placement, research, and consultancy.
• Evince interest in sharing of knowledge between Corporate and the University
• Represent the University externally – develop and propose strategies for building the relationship.
• Coordinate all corporate-related activities/events, including their campus visits and our visit to their facilities.
• Maintain varsity level relationship with Government and Industry bodies at the local and national levels. Support the Placement Cells in identifying internship, projects, and career placement and research opportunities for the graduates.
• Strengthen and improve the industry-University partnership.
• Compile an inventory of skills required for diverse sectors and share that information to Departments, Colleges
• Serve as a one-stop platform to collate and disseminate information on internships, placements, etc
• Work in tandem with the University colleges/ departments and focus on -pre-placement training, robust industry-varsity interface, and overseas education
• Counsel aspirants to enhance their career exposure regionally, nationally, and globally.
• Achieve a high percentage of placement ratio through dedication, attitude, and complete involvement.
• Encourage the student's interest in entrepreneurship and business strategies.
• To compile a database of recruiters , potential recruiters , recruitment consultants undertake Training Needs Analysis and enhance students employability through intensive customized skill training programs
• To provide students with a platform to assess their strengths and weaknesses by adopting an inclusive approach
• To explore internship opportunities in various industries.
• To prepare students to face campus interviews by arranging training in aptitude tests, group discussions, preparing HR interviews through professional trainers and Alumni.
• To promote career counseling by planning guidance lectures by corporate seniors and, most importantly, our placed senior students.
• To arrange for talks on career paths, hot job tracks, job melas,
• To impart life skills focusing on Self Management, Goal Setting, Critical thinking, Team building, Positive thinking, and Effective communication
• To adopt an inclusive approach in all the efforts