The Learning Development Centre (LDC) of Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies (MRIIRS) was created to support its student’s fraternity in developing their skill set to fully take advantage of the opportunities provided at MRIIRS. The Learning and Development Centre (LDC) at MRIIRS is dedicated to fostering a supportive learning environment where students can not only achieve their full potential and acquire academic and transferable skills but also develop a strong foundation in effective communication and language proficiency. It provides both the students of UG and PG with academic skills in order to support students to achieve academic success. This involves providing workshops on time management, exam-taking, note-taking, reading skills and many more. LDC works very closely with the students for the following:
Personal Growth & Character Development: Within the auspices of the Learning & Development Centre, students undertake a transformative journey of self-discovery, augmenting their character and leadership competencies through the Personality Development courses. Frequently observed outcomes encompass personal growth, increased self-assurance, refined communication, and heightened self-confidence.
Professional Communication: The Centre offers specialized courses designed to equip students, across all academic departments, with essential skills necessary for effective professional interactions and correspondence, integrated into the core curriculum.
Soft Skills Training Programs: The Centre’s comprehensive Soft Skills Training program is centered on cultivating essential interpersonal skills, including communication, teamwork, and adaptability, with the aim of nurturing well-rounded individuals. Through this program, students refine their ability to collaborate effectively and navigate diverse professional environments adeptly.
Career Readiness Programs: The Centre provides students with specialized Placement Training Programs, arming them with the requisite tools and knowledge to excel in job interviews and secure rewarding career opportunities. These programs encompass interview skills, resume building, and industry-specific insights tailored to facilitate successful career placement. The alumni of the university are regularly invited to interact with the students.
Employability Skills: The Centre places a high priority on fostering employability skills through dedicated programs, ensuring that students acquire the competencies and qualities highly sought after by employers in today’s competitive job market.
Cross-Departmental Contests: The Centre actively promotes a culture of healthy academic competition by organizing inter-departmental competitions, fostering an ethos of excellence and collaboration among students representing diverse academic disciplines. These competitions serve as a valuable platform for students to exhibit their talents and expertise, thereby promoting cross-disciplinary engagement and knowledge sharing.
Individualized Career Guidance: The Centre provides highly personalized one-on-one career counseling sessions, meticulously tailored to address their distinct aspirations and goals. This dedicated guidance and support empower students to methodically map out their career paths and make well-informed decisions about their future endeavors.
Global Education Assistance: The Centre offers an invaluable resource to students in search of guidance and information pertaining to international study opportunities, facilitating a seamless transition into the realm of global education. This dedicated service extends comprehensive assistance to students, covering every facet of studying abroad, encompassing program selection and visa support, with the overarching goal of rendering global education accessible and devoid of complications.
Nurturing Global Perspectives: The Centre actively promotes internationalization through a multi-faceted approach. This includes offering International Summer Schools that afford students the chance to expand their horizons through immersive global experiences. Additionally, the provision of opportunities for Student Exchange programs and Scholarships further contributes to fostering international academic connections and enhancing accessibility. These initiatives collectively contribute to the development of a global perspective among our students.
Continuing Education, Certifications & Micro-Credentials: The Centre grants university students access to a carefully curated assortment of learning tools that serve to enrich their academic journey and elevate their research capabilities to a higher level. A comprehensive array of on-demand courses assist learners in preparing for professional certification examinations and acquiring Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Notable examples encompass renowned certifications such as Adobe, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, PMP, and Salesforce.
Internships for Meaningful Impact: A one-of-a-kind opportunity for Manav Rachna students to work with a range of functional units at the University campus, this groundbreaking initiative aims at helping students to accentuate their conceptual learning through practical application while enabling them to make a meaningful impact on their personal & professional growth.
Professional Integration: The Centre actively fosters Industry Connect through the organization of Industry Visits, Workshops and Seminars, effectively bridging the gap between academic knowledge and real-world insights. These initiatives provide students with invaluable exposure to industry practices and thought leadership, further enhancing their understanding of the professional landscape.
The Centre has also been helping students to achieve academic success and special services/opportunities to the Advanced Learners and Slow Learners selected by the various departments as per university policy, in a wide range of academic subjects.
Programs/sessions organized by the Learning Development Centre, MRIIRS during the Academic Year 2022-23 are as provided below:
- Global Education Expo at MRIIRS organized by Learning Development Centre
- Session by Learning Development Centre during Orientation of students
- Career Options in Bakery and Culinary Arts in India
- Career Paths after Competitive Examination-NEET
- International Webinar- By Taiwan Embassy’s Education Division about scholarships and TEEP under Global Education Assistance Domain
- Foreign delegate talk on future prospects of artificial intelligence and internet of things
- International Webinar on Sustainable Blockchain Security
- International Expert Lecture-Use of artificial intelligence by social workers to help unhoused teens in USA
- International Expert Lecture-Use of artificial intelligence by social workers to help unhoused teens in USA (Resource Person Details: Dr Anamika Barman Adhikari, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, University of Denver)
- Virtual Industry Interaction Session on Secrets of Profile Building on LinkedIn
- Study Abroad Students Helpdesk with India’s premier Career Discovery AI Platform – Cialfo
- Industry Interaction session Cultural Adaptations and Shift
- Career Compass: Guiding You Toward Your Dream Job
- Building Bridges: Industry Interaction Seminar
- Industry Interaction Session on Growth & Sustainability
- Synergizing Sectors: Industry Engagement Session
- Importance of communication and its importance in team building
- Session on Career Confidence: Counselling for Empowerment
- Session on Personal Development for Placements: Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence
- Career Counselling Session on Content Writing Skills
- Career Guidance Session on Pave the Way to Your Dream Job
- Session on Skills Development and Continuous Learning for Career Growth
- Career Guidance session on Navigating your Tech & Non-Tech Career
- Guest Session on Ethical Decision Making
- Digital Media Industry Trends & Challenges
- Student Enrichment Lecture on Necessary Skills for Career Development Development as Entrepreneurs
- MRIIRS Young Leaders Conclave
- Session on Career Opportunities for Commerce Graduates in the Industry
- Session on Career Opportunities as a Company Secretary
- Session on Career Opportunities for ACCA and Other Professional Courses
- Career Awarness Session with ICSI on “Career as a Company Secretary”
- Session on Careers in Hospitality and Culinary Arts and Culinary Demonstartion
- Career Counselling Session for Students of Hotel Management
- Session on Journey of being a nutritionist
- Exploring opportunities in Nutrition Sector
- Career Guidance in the field of Physiotherapy
- Career options in Clove Dental
- Programme on Industry Expectation in the world of AI
- Innovation Competition: Green India Hackathon-Sensitization of event
- Innovation Competition: Science Carnival
The key persons of the Learning Development Centre at Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies are: