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Hyderabad: Seminar on logistics held at GITAM

Hyderabad: Seminar on logistics held at GITAM
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Logistics plays a vital role in strengthening the economy. It is the lifeline for every other commercial sector. The sector is evolving at a fast pace...

Hyderabad: "Logistics plays a vital role in strengthening the economy. It is the lifeline for every other commercial sector. The sector is evolving at a fast pace and infrastructure, and technologies are paving new paths towards growth. It is one of the most important career fields in the world. The work of a logistician begins with bringing in the supplies and raw materials necessary for a business or organisation to operate" said Captain Ramanujam, Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC)

He graced as the chief guest in the inaugural of a seminar on 'The Growth of Logistics Industry in India and Career Opportunities for Future Generations' at GITAM Deemed to be University, Hyderabad on Wednesday. Logistics Sector Skill Council (LSC) and GITAM Hyderabad Business School jointly organized this seminar. Both organizations Collaborated to launch two UG programms namely, BBA- logistics and BMS- Aviation and Air Cargo. The courses are formally launched and an MoU has been signed, which was attended by several senior personalities from the industries.

Captain Ramanujan said that, in an estimation, logistics jobs will increase in number by 25.5 percent from 2010 to 2020. Nearly every company and organization needs logistics workers and managers and more particularly about 50 percent of manufacturing section employees have been engaged in logistics, he told. Captain forecasted that logistics can be a demanding field, and those working in it develop a high level of pride in their jobs. Prof Ganeshan, Director, LSC emphasised the need to show the skillset and corporate attitude of budding managers. The above programs (BBA & BMS) students need to undergo an apprenticeship, which is a legal engagement, he told.

GITAM Hyderabad Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof N Siva Prasad and GHBS Dean and Director felicitated the chief guest and guest of honor.

In continuation, two-panel discussions have taken place in this seminar. They are 'The Evolution of Logistics Industry in India' and 'Growing Career Opportunities in the Logistics Industry'. Sudeep Chatterjee, Rajendraprasad, Dr Mathru, Dr Bhanumathi, Roopesh Singh, Prasanth Sinha and Saurabh Kumar have participated in these panel discussions.

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