GUJCOST sponsored Two-Day National Webinar on “Etiquettes of Placement, Higher Studies & Research (EoPHR)”

A Two-Day National Webinar on “Etiquettes of Placement, Higher Studies & Research (EoPHR)” was organised during April 16-17, 2021 through the WebEx platform. This webinar was partially funded by the Gujarat Council on Science and Technology (GUJCOST). All the sessions in this webinar were conducted by renowned experts from Industry and Academic Institutes. The registration of the webinar was open for engineering students of the UG and PG programs. More than 104 participants from different regions and branches of engineering have participated in this National level seminar. The webinar was coordinated by Dr Vijay Savani, Dr Bhupendra Fataniya, and Prof Rutul Patel from Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, IT-NU.

The Chief Guest of the inaugural function was Dr Rajesh N Patel, Director, Institute of Technology, Nirma University and chaired by the HoD, Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, IT-NU. The webinar was planned for two days from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm with expert sessions. The following experts were the resource persons who conducted sessions in the webinar:

Name of Speaker Affiliation
Dr Dhaval Pujara Professor and Head – ECE, Institute of Technology, Nirma University
Mr Sachin Sehgal CEO at Fincasys Heritage Private Limited & First Placement
Ms Suhasini Ranganathan Assistant Manager (USA) at IDP Education
Dr Khushi Vyas Research Associate, The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College, London
Mr Vivek Randeria Founder and CHO – HUNCH CONSULTANTS
Dr Nimrat Singh Founder Tangram
Mr Rohan Garg Founder – ICE Gate Institute, & Founder –
Mr Dhaval Amin Teacher & Dy Section Officer – Gujarat Secretariat


The objective of the webinar was to provide insight on the following topics like Resume Writing / Build your Bio-Data, how to Face an Interview, Higher Studies in Abroad & Its relative Competitive Examinations (GRE, IELTS, etc.), Academic Research as a career path, Corporate Etiquettes, Emotional Intelligence, Higher Studies in India & Its relative Competitive Examinations (GATE, CAT, etc.), and Civil Services Examinations. The key focus of this webinar was to familiarize the participants with aspects of Placement, Higher Studies, Research, and Personal Behaviours through interaction with renowned academicians, professional speakers, private consultants, and experts who are working on it.

The content covered in the webinar was as follows:

  1. Building resume:
    • Difference between resume, bio-data, and CV, Email etiquettes, Do’s and don’ts while preparing a resume, or drafting an email
  1. Facing Interviews:
    • Desired skills from the candidate (like Intelligence, leadership, competence, courage, inner strength, connections, etc.), Tactics while facing interviews, Questions to be answered before an interview
  1. Higher studies abroad and Competitive examination:
    • Seven-steps to study abroad, Opportunities at different universities, Q&A
  1. Academic research as a career path:
    • What is research, why should one pursue research, Research facts, myths and misconceptions, Research components: Academic writing, plagiarism
  1. Corporate Etiquettes:
    • Shaking hands, Exchange business cards, Expectations of corporate, College vs corporate, Workplace etiquettes
  1. Emotional Intelligence:
    • Emotions (Like sad, happiness, anger, etc.), Emotional Quotient Vs Intelligence Quotient, Emotional Reaction, the secret for a long and healthy life
  1. Higher Studies in India & Its relative Competitive Examinations (GATE, CAT, etc.):
    • Orthodox career paths, Higher education after engineering, Choosing an option of higher study MBA or GATE/Research, Eligibility and options for higher studies in India
  1. Civil Services Examinations:
    • Job opportunities after graduation (in central government and state government), Competitive exam after graduation for a government job, IBPS for bank jobs, etc.

The Sessions were conducted through an online platform using WebEx. Formal and informal feedback was taken at the end of the webinar and the participants gave a very good response. An E-Certificate is issued to all participants who had registered and attended all the sessions.