Siliguri witnessed a unique National Human Resources Confluence on Friday 7th of February 2014 in the campus of ‘Surendra Institute of Engineering and Management’ (SIEM), Siliguri. ‘Technothon-III’ was formally inaugurated by lighting of Diya by HR Leaders, Shri. Ram Bilash Agarwal, President, Bidya Bharati Foundation, Mrs. Kamlesh Agarwal, Pro VC, Delhi Public School, Siliguri, Mr. Sharad Agarwal, Chairman, SIEM, Mrs. Snigdha Agarwal, Director, SIEM, Dr. A Ramesh Kumar, Principal, SIEM and other esteemed guests. The recruitment experts and Human Resources leaders representing the national and global organizations like ALSTOM, WIPRO, ORACLE, IBM, Honda Motors, Escort Ltd., Ericsson, etc. graced the event with their presence. The eminent HR experts delivered their significant lectures and wonderful presentations for the aspiring students of the region of North Bengal in ‘Technothon-III’, one of a rare Human Resources summit of North Bengal. The eminent speakers of the event were Mr. Amit Bhandari, Country Head - Talent Acquisition and University Relations, Alstom, Noida; Mr. Debasish Chakrabarty, India Recruitment Head, IBM, Kolkata; Ms. Megha Kapil, Campus & University Relations LEAD, JAPAC, ORACLE, Mumbai; Mr. Aloke Tagore, Regional Head, Human Resources, Deloitte Shared Services India, Kolkata; Mr. Ashish Mendiratta, General Manager, Talent Acquisition, Wipro Ltd, Delhi; Mr. Soumik Roy, University Relations Manager, Alstom, Noida; Mr. Prashant Kumar Sharma, India Advisor, Tallin University of Technology, Estonia; Mr. Jaydip Mukherjee, GM: Strategy, Operations, Resource Management, Ericsson, Kolkata. The speakers of the event imparted their invaluable presentations on latest trends of hiring, recruitment and selection. They suggested students to be prepared for the challenging global environment referring to the rapid technological change that is talking place especially after liberalization of India. The development of unique competitive edge by hard work, passion and smart approach to learning is what time demands. They focused especially on the challenges being faced by the organizations as well as the employees with regards to the talent retention once the process of talent acquisition is over. They spoke about the importance of students of professional and other allied courses being given by the current organizations all over the world. The organizations need best talents for their easy and successful operations. Industries are always on the lookout for new talents. Job market is ready to take quality students with smart attitude and desire to achieve and excel. The speakers expressed their positive views on the growing awareness of Information Technology among aspiring students who would be future work force for their esteemed organizations. They even presented as to how their changing working atmosphere is controlled and sustained with the latest IT tools. They also presented live demonstrations of IT advanced platforms being used for creating competitive edge. The nutshell of their speeches was centralized to the necessity of growth and development of extra awareness among the students about the latest developments that are taking place in organizations and the soft skills and the expectations of industries from engineering students. Ms. Megha Kapil, wonderfully delivered her presentation in which she motivated students to come forward and actively participate in the contemporary job market. Ms. Kapil interacted with the audience during her entire session in which she even answered their queries. Mr. Prashant Kumar Sharma, Advisor for India Affairs, Tallin University of Technology, Estonia was specially present in the summit to offer opportunities of higher studies being provided by the Tallin University in Estonia as scholarship to aspiring bright students of SIEM. A number of local business and management tycoons were also present in the summit. Mr. R. K Jain, M.D. Varni Builders; Mr. Rishi Kapoor, GM, Trescon; Mr. P. K. Saha, Head, CII North Bengal Chapter and reputed CA and entrepreneur; Mr. Eugene Gurung, Recruitment Head for north eastern region, Wipro, were among the special guests of the event.