The year 2011 is about to come to an end. Another few days and we will be embarking in a New Year. For me this year has been personally as well as professionally a very gratifying experience.
The year started in Mumbai and I had no idea at that point of time that it would be so enriching and challenging. The final phase of the sophomore year had kicked in. Dissertation, classes, placements and updating resume were activities high on the priority list. Finally all the targets were achieved. Sooner than expected the day of convocation arrived, degrees were handed over to all the students. The chief guest of the convocation was Mr Jairam Ramesh, currently the rural development minister of India. He delivered an impeccable speech signifying the importance of democracy, governance, public policy, NGOs and a whole gamut of topics. All the issues on which he laid emphasis were the focus of all the streams offered by the university. The beauty of the speech was that it summarized the entire learning of two years masters’ degree program within two hours.
The brief description of the speech in my very own words would be: – Study, Simplify and Standardize. Of late, I have realized that there is vast difference between theoretical underpinnings of the issue and implementation of the program on the same issue. After getting exposure and handling the project I have found that it has not only shaped my personality but has also shaped my understandings about different problems of the society.
The exact three words are echoing in my mind even today. The current project assigned to me by Anudip Foundation requires the formation and implementation of Human Resources policies for their rural BPO wing. My experience in drafting and implementation of the human resources has been very exciting and it has added a new set of skills in me. Lack of experience and skill sets makes the project even more demanding and challenging for me. The practical and theoretical limitations arising due to the project requirements are challenging. In order to maximize my contribution towards the project, the process of study has already begun and is in progress. Hopefully the other two should follow the order.