Srinagar: Continuing with its guest lecture series, Kashmir University’s Centre for Career Planning and Counselling (CCPC) organised an online lecture by former IAS officer Mohammad Shafi Pandit for its civil services aspirants.
Sharing his personal experiences, Pandit, a former chairman of J&K Public Service Commission, urged the civil services aspirants to be clear about why they want to pursue a career in civil services.
“You have to be passionate about your career goals and have to pursue it religiously,” he told the aspirants who are undergoing coaching at the CCPC.Urging the aspirants to avoid all types of distractions, he said: “You need to stay focused even if it takes multiple attempts to get to the desired career path.”
Dean of Academic Affairs at KU Prof Shabir Ahmad Bhat, who was present on the occasion, said higher education institutions will be required to offer systems to keep pace with competitive excellence to enable an increasing number of students sitting for competitive exams to carve a niche for themselves.
“We are in the midst of an unprecedented academic revolution. In an era of enormous and apparent change that’s most predominantly driven by technology, we often forget that change is about people – their ideas and their capacity to imagine and work together for a different yet secure future,” he said.
In his welcome address, Director CCPC Prof Mohammad Shafi highlighted the achievements of the Centre vis-à-vis Coaching and Placements.
“We have shifted our domains from physical to digital platforms,” he said, asserting that its aspirants for civil services are very talented and hardworking and capable of delivering us the results.
An interaction session followed the formal talk by Mr Pandit, wherein students posed a lot of questions which were satisfactorily responded to by the resource person.
Consultants at CCPC Dr Bilal Ahmad Pandow and Hina Kazmi were also part of the interaction session.