Academic Conclave
PMI Trivandrum, Kerala Chapter

The PMI Trivandrum, Kerala Chapter hosted the fourth edition of the Academic Forum Conclave, “Wings 2022,” at Muthoot Institute of Technology, Kochi, on 24 July. The conclave is part of the chapter’s academic outreach program that aims to provide an opportunity for students of business schools and professional colleges, faculty members, and researchers to meet and network with industry experts.

Initially, only students of the PMI Trivandrum, Kerala Chapter’s academic forums were allowed to participate in the event. But now the conclave has extended invitations to students outside the academic forums.

Rasmi V. Nair, conference director of the PMI Trivandrum, Kerala Chapter, gave the welcome address while President Jayakishore S. R. delivered the presidential address.

This was followed by the inaugural address by Dr. B. Ashok, secretary, Agricultural Department, Government of Kerala, who captured the audience’s attention with anecdotes from his life.

Keynote speaker Joseph Korah, president and cofounder of Impaqtive, discussed significant facets of entrepreneurship and project management.

A business quiz, which added a fun and competitive element, was hosted by Dileep Viswanathan, vice president of professional development. Four teams from various colleges took part in the quiz. Fayiz Muhammed S. and Sreehari K. S. from Muthoot Institute of Technology and Science took away the winner’s trophy.

Visukumar Gopal, PMI regional advisor for youth and social impact for the South Asia Region, spoke about how an effective résumé can create an impact on recruiters. Dr. Pradeep S., assistant vice president of NeST Digital, talked about the concept and methods of design thinking.

The final keynote speaker was Santhosh C. Kurup, chief executive officer of ICT Academy of Kerala, who enlightened young professionals about employment opportunities in the state.