The Institute of Management in Kerala (IMK), Varkala, organised a management conference- Magnitude- 2014- on the topic ‘Entrepreneurship- New Vistas for Emerging Managers’ in association with Technopark-TBI. It was the fifth management conference conducted by the students of IMK Varkala in the same venue.
Delivering the inaugural address, Governor Sheila Dikshit said that there was no inequality between men and women as far as the level of education was concerned. But still women are less empowered.
“They should make use of the opportunity to uplift themselves,” she said.
Interacting with participants in response to a question why a majority of the young generation was interested in working abroad , she said that eventhough our country had been providing basic resources for nurturing them, most of the youngsters were interested in working abroad. “This scenario should change,” she said.
Industries and IT Minister P K Kunhalikutty, who presided over the function, said that the IT industry was one of the booming industries in the state.
“Compared to other states, we are capable of creating more opportunities and we should gain the maximum out of it. For this to happen, more young people should come forward to be part of the industry,” he said.
In his welcome speech, M Sirajudheen, coordinator, IMK Varkala, opined that it is a passion which comes from inner mind that drives every prospective entrepreneur.
R Krishnan Nair, former executive director, NTPC, stressed the main objective of conducting the programme.
IMK Varkala, also organised a business proposal contest along with T-TBI. The winner of the contest will get an opportunity to start up a business in Technopark. The best business proposal will be awarded with cash prize during the valedictory session.
Afternoon technical sessions were handled by experts from various fields, including marketing and finance.