Sanjiv Das – Mumbai
The 6th National Conference on ‘Career Conclave-2015’ was recently held at DY Patil University, Navi Mumbai, Belapur campus. The conclave was a huge hit among the students and their parents where hospital promoters, directors, hospital administrators, CEOs, owners of nursing homes, laboratories, radiology centres, healthcare management consultants and medical students shared their experiences on how to gradually climb the career ladder. More than 240 delegates comprising medical interns, paramedical students and parents took part in the event.
Dr R Gopal, Director and Head of Department, DY Patil School of Management inaugurated the event and Dr A Velumani, Chairman and Creator, Thyrocare and Nuclear, the Chief Guest, lit the lamp. Speakers who attended the event were Balaji Cuddapah, Country Head-Technical, Liberty Videocon General Insurance and Rahul Bajpai, Regional Head, HCG — Oncology, Mumbai.
The session started with an inaugural address by Dr Gopal who gave an idea about the courses being offered and the activities conducted by the university and how students are benefited by them.
Dr Velumani’s session was very interesting and interactive. He gave insights on how to plan for the future and why one should toil hard now to get the desired results in the future. Cuddapah spoke about the opportunities available in the insurance sector and on India’s position in providing insurance to all.
Dr Nitin Sippy, Associate Professor, Health and Hopsital Management, DY Patil University and national convener said, “Such conclave brings the aspirant students and the industry personnel together on one common platform. The high attendee list merely portrays the need and value of such conclaves. We are delighted to serve knowledge of the delegates by this platform.”
Post lunch session witnessed two panel discussions. The session on ‘Career Opportunities in Health & Hospital Management’ was moderated by Dr Sippy. The session was attended by Rahul Bajpai, Shrabani Basu, Vice Prresident – HR, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Tasnim Fidvi, Sr Manager Administration, Saifee Hospital Trust and Neeraj Kumar, General Manager – Human Resources, Gleneagles Khubchandani.
All the panel members spoke about the challenges they come across in hospital management process, about the attrition rates and selecting the right candidates for the right job. The session also enlightened the growth and career opportunities in hospital management and public health administration at all levels.
The second panel discussion stressed on ‘Career Opportunities in Banking & Insurance’. The session saw participation from Sukesh Bhave, Assistant Vice President – Claims, SBI General Insurance, who was the panel moderator. The panel members were Richi Sontakke, Assistant Vice President, Raksha TPA-Operations, Peeyush Agarwal, Head Operations, Tata AIG General Insurance, Binu Krishna, Vice President, HDFC Standard Life Insurance and Padmanabhan Iyer, Manager, Kotak Life Insurance.
The panelists threw light on various job opportunities provided by the insurance sector and the TPA market in India.
The session ended with a vote of thanks by Mangesh Jadhav, Assistant Professor, Banking and Insurance. Jadhav said, “As the sun of this year’s conference sets, we promise a new era of healthcare reforms and initiatives and a bigger, better and brighter conference in the coming years.”