ImaginXP launches India’s first Virtual ECM – Education Counseling Mela 2021: Understanding careers and higher education opportunities in future skills for university aspirants and their parents
· With the current second wave of the pandemic underway, degree program aspirants are unable to visit regular education melas like the ones that used to be held at Pragati Maidan. To fill this gap and guide students and their parents in choosing the right degrees for a career in future skills, ImaginXP has launched the virtual ECM
· Held every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 5:00pm onwards till 30th June 2021, students and parents will get to meet 80+ corporate and 100+ industry experts, recruiters, startup founders, policy makers to understand what are the high growth career opportunities and in-demand skills in the industry
· Meet representatives of 30+ universities to discover degrees in Future skills, faculty, placements and infrastructure provided by the universities
New Delhi: ImaginXP one of India’s leading providers of university embedded and partnered future skills degree programs has launched India’s first Virtual ECM (Education Counselling Mela) 2021. The event mission is to help guide and counsel lakhs of Indian under graduate and post graduate aspirants in discovering lucrative career opportunities in future skills and explore available degree programs in these skills. In the absence of erstwhile physical education fairs, conclaves and university visits, students are finding themselves at a loss to make the right career and education choices which ImaginXP hopes to bridge with this virtual event.
Participated by over 80 corporates, 100+ industry experts, recruiters, startup founders, policy makers and 30+ universities from across the country, this is a unique opportunity for students to get their queries answered on careers, recruiter expectations, degrees and skills which are valued in the industry and impact of the pandemic on the job market. The India Skills Report 2019 states that only 46.2% students were found employable or ready to take up a job after completing higher education.
In 2019, 53% of Indian businesses were unable to hire candidates due to a lack of future skills. The ImaginXP virtual ECM will help students explore future skills degree programs in streams such as UX design, product management, HealthTech, FinTech, RPA, Data Science, IOT, Cyber security and more which are required in the modern digital economy. Students will get to interact with experts such as Smitha Suryaprakash – President & CDO Moon Raft, Yaduvendra Mathur – Ex. IAS Officer & CMD Rajasthan Financial Corporation, Ankush Tiwari – CTO Quest Digital & IIT Kanpur Incubation, Anand Jha – CDO Miko, Patanjali Somajayi – CTO CAPITAL Float, Vidhika Rohatgi – Founder FCUX Design & CDO EY INDIA, Vivek Singh – Ex UX/UX Director CarDekho & GirnarSoft, and many more.
Commenting on the same, Prof (Col) Shishir Kumar, Director General, ImaginXP says “We want to support the PM’s vision of making India a $5trillion dollar economy. This will require our youth to be ready with the future skills required for the digital economy. It is extremely important for the young aspirants and their parents to discover the amazing opportunities available and strive towards choosing an education and degree which will enable them to make lasting careers. Our mission is to provide these students with the right mentorship, guidance and counselling needed to make this decision through experts, recruiters, universities, faculty members and students.”
Additionally in May ImaginXP will also be launching an augmented reality (AR) counselling experience to support the ECM where students can take virtual tours of partner universities, explore degree programs and programs provided by them and have personalised sessions with select counsellors and mentors to clear doubts and answer any queries. Mohit Chitkara – Vice President Chitkara University commenting on the Virtual education counselling mela says “This is a unique opportunity for students to interact with and hear from industry experts, recruiters and educationists and receive much needed counselling to choose career paths and degrees. It is commendable that ImaginXP has setup such a counselling platform which connects students and their parents with the university, industry and peers to take guidance from.”