Friday, September 5, 2008

Minutes of the Meeting conducted on September 04, 2008


While in the meeting, we were reminded of the famous lines of great Tagore;” where the head is held high and the mind is without fear…”

This was a meeting with Dr. (Ms.) S. Sinha (In charge T&P NERIST) for discussing the placement scenario at NERIST organized by L.O.C. on behalf of student community, and the talk was phenomenal in each and every sense of word. Following are the minutes of the meeting.
1. The meeting started with a welcome note from Mr. Rohit Rai, on behalf of organizers L.O.C.
( Lawn de’ Organizing Committee) who precisely tried to put the idea behind the formation of this group, and stressed upon the fact that this is more of an idea than an organization, with throwing light on the essence of such creative ideas.
2. The proposed topic of the day was started by Mr. Kr. Saurav on behalf of the students. He stated the purpose of the meeting, highlighted the issues at disposal, and the emphasized upon the need of directives from Madam.

Following major Issues were discussed: -
1. Having a separate staff for full time devotion to the T&P cell: - To this issue Madam clearly stated that such a decision was out of her jurisdiction. But she expressed that such a decision will surely help.
2. Lack of cohesive unit: - Grave concern was shown for the lack of cohesiveness among all the 22 people working for the improvement of T&P scenario in NERIST. And it was concluded to have more dedication from the students’ side as has been in the past.
3. Role of students in T&P: - We discussed about having a structure where one student from each branch will constantly collect information about various companies of their interest viz. Address, phone No., Email ID and give it to T&P cell through proper channel and at the same time get regular directives from Madam and pass it on to fellow branch mates.
4. Comparison of the whole scenario with that of AEC, JEC etc.: - Madam stressed on the fact that the placement scenario in JEC in particular is worse than that of NERIST and students should not worry as enough efforts are being from T&P NERIST. The point that students are ready to visit Guwahati/ Silchar somehow negates the disadvantage that we have from the geographical point of view.
5. Lack of Cooperation from JEC, AEC, NIT Silchar: - We agreed that this was an obvious case of the insecurity feeling that these institutes have for the technical abilities of their students compared to us.
6. Role of NEPIF: - North Eastern Professional Institute Forum is an organization which is instrumental in the assisting with the placements in institutes all over the North east region, and NERIST is in full resonance with such initiatives.

New Ideas for NERIST: -
1. The proposed website: - Our SUN representatives took this opportunity to inform all those present, that a separate website will be soon launched solely for the purpose of placements for NERIST students and a database containing all required information will be stored in it. They will soon notify this from the platform of SUN.
2. Conducting regular Aptitude Tests for students: - The Idea of the day came from Mr. Gokul Deka, who proposed a new era of preparing competitive environment in NERIST. The idea was unanimously agreed to be taken for execution just after the Mid semester exams. For this, Madam proposed that students who are already placed must come forward.

Suggestions from MADAM for students: -
1. Need of improving Expressions: - Madam expressed extreme dejection to the present condition of NERIST students who according to her were invariably competitive technically, but fall well below when it comes to expressing ideas. She stressed upon the need of realization among students that communication skill is very important for placement in particular and professional life in general.
2. Creating a Positive Image of the institute: - She also advised us to realize the sense of responsibility while we are representing our institute outside and the need to incorporate values such as loyalty towards our alma mater.
3. Lack of students’ initiative: - Appreciating the inspirational students’ support in past she pointed towards the need to continue the trend for the success story of T&P.

Vote of thanks: -
The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks from Mr. Sachin Kashyap on behalf of L.O.C. who mentioned the boost students got from the wonderful support Madam showed by sharing time with all of us at such a short notice. He also thanked T&P secretaries S.U.N. who showed interest in the meeting and all the fellow students who gracefully represented their branches.

At students level we are hopeful of creating a positive environment, and parting the communication gap across different sections of the institute.

(Lawn de’ Organizing Committee)


amishmanish said...

baap re...that was some description yaar...really appreciate your taking time to do allt his saurav..
keep up the good guys will make a difference..and now that you all have decided about shristi..all the best..i am sure it'll be worth remembering..

but one address that issue of insulation of loc from the rest of batch and all..even other batchs may feel it...

i talked with sachin about this once..why don't you guys form some kindda clubs and take more people rohit and sachin can start something like a literature club

you can start something like a blogging club..

let the girls find some good ideas for their own club..

doesn't has to be a full time job for you guys but it creates a sense of belongingness if you take more people in..
yaar there's little that needs to be told to you guys in terms of ideas and all but it'll be much better if you can create the trickle down effect..!!
chal cya..

Saurav said...

We are working on this and these are wonderful words of appreciation...

We all love you!!

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