Unique Skill Enhancement Programme ‘N-Reach’ Organised at NDRI Karnal by Nestlé India

ON 27TH JULY, 2018, Nestlé India conducted a unique skill enhancing programme for students of ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Karnal. It was a four-day workshop focused on Leadership Development, Accountability and Ownership, Communication, Influencing and Emotional Intelligence. The students were also given a case study to put the learnings into practise, the winners of the case competition were felicitated and students received certificates on completion of the program.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India said, “Nestlé India has a long history of associating with NDRI. It has several of its alumni in senior management positions in the company. The talent that students of NDRI had to offer is very impressive.” He stressed the need of more such interactions between the Industry and the educational institutes. Later, he gave a talk on Leadership Attributes for Success.

Dr. R.R.B. Singh, Director, ICAR-NDRI, Karnal said that the main purpose of organizing such a programme is to enhance the competitiveness skill of students besides their technical knowledge. He added that N-REACH has been a fruitful experience for all the final year students and hoped that the relationship of the Institute with Nestlé India will continue to grow in future. Dr. Latha Sabikhi, Head, Dairy Technology Division and In-charge Placement at NDRI said that N-REACH is aimed at enabling the final year students to manage the challenges which they are likely to face daily on entering the professional world. The programme was specifically focused on soft skill enhancement of the students to bring them a step closer to success. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was also signed between ICARNDRI and Nestle India for providing such trainings to NDRI students.