TPO Conclave

In a rapidly evolving job market, the disconnect between education and employability has become a pressing concern. Recognizing this challenge, KDEM is organizing Training and Placement Officer (TPO) Conclave, aiming to unite TPOs from educational institutions, educators, industry, government, and academia in order to engage in discussions, deliberations, and strategic planning for the future of campus placements and career development.
The primary objectives of the TPO Conclave is to :

Aid in positioning Karnataka well with technology-sector-specific investment reports

Fund and coordinate research
to identify
technological prospects

Give input to governmental bodies on the policy measures that will be required to draw further investment


Welcome Address

Shri. Sanjeev Gupta, CEO, KDEM. 

3.00 – 3.05PM

Keynote Address

Holistic College Preparedness: Fostering Dynamic Industry Partnerships for Enhanced Academic Placement Success. 

3.05 – 3.35PM

About Karnataka Skill Connect Portal

  • Purpose and Features  
  • Upskilling & Reskilling 
  • Opportunities, Impact and Benefits.
11:10 - 11:25AM

Industry Perspectives and Expectations

  • Trends Shaping the Industry 
  • Role of Colleges and Skilling Agencies 
  • Innovations in Education-Industry Collaboration. 
4.05 – 4.25 PM

Cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset within traditional employment

  • Understanding entrepreneurial mindset 
  • Why cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset is relevant in traditional employment settings? 
  • Strategies and initiatives that universities can adopt.  
4.25 – 4.40 PM

Job Demand Showcase

4.40 – 4.50 PM

Thank you Note

5.10 – 5.15PM

High Tea & Networking

5.15PM Onwards

Prof. Shreekant K Ambekar

Director (Inc.) Centralised Placement Cell (CPC), VTU.

Prof. Ranganath D

Dean, Placement & Training Department, R V College of Engineering.

Ms. Riddhi Vasani

District Co-ordinator District Skill Development Office, Mangaluru.

Mr. Praveen Kumar Kalbhavi

CMD & CEO – Novigo Solutions Inc., & Chairman – CII Mangaluru District.

Ms. Tejashree,

Managing Partner, JVGlobal Services LLP Director, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Industry. Chairperson – Women Entrepreneurs Committee

Mr. Gaurav Kamath

Co-Founder at MicroDegree

Mr. Prem Prasad Shetty

Founder & Director -Unnathi Career Academy Pvt Ltd & Ex-Member, Karnataka State Higher Education Council


02 Feb 2024


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm