Hyderabad, March 29, 2019: Time management is the ability to use one's time effectively or productively, especially at work and it is the key to efficient working, said Dr. V. Chandrasekhar, Former Principal, Kakatiya Medical College, Warangal. He delivered a motivational lecture at GITAM Deemed-to-be University, Hyderabad today. The session was jointly organised by the School of Architecture and School of Pharmacy.

Time management is the process of planning and exercising conscious control of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity, he reiterated. Excellent time management enables you to work smarter – not harder – so that you get more done in less time, even when the time is tight, and pressures are high, he elaborated.

Dr. Chandrasekhar advised the students to sleep at least 7 hours per day, work hard for 8 hours and spend 9 hours with their family. ‘More than a third of the population is not getting enough sleep, so the focus needs to be on achieving the recommended minimum of 7 hours of nightly sleep. Allotting time in your schedule for at least 7 hours of sleep can keep you more alert during the day. That way you will have the energy to enjoy all the things that are keeping you busy’ he said.


He motivated that, ‘you should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is one of your biggest advantages.’ Building mental strength will help you develop resilience to those potential hazards so you can continue on your journey to success, he advised. If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere, he added. He stressed upon instead of blindly believing something, test the hypothesis.

He also elaborated 3Hs (i.e. Health, Hygiene, and Hobby), 3Fs (i.e. Family, Friends, and Faith), 3Ss (i.e. Services, Smile/laugh, and Soul) to lead a better life. Many questions raised by the students were answered by him.

Earlier, Prof. Sunil Kumar, Director, School of Architecture welcomed the guest and introduced to the B.Arch. and B.Pharm students. In the end, Prof. G.S. Kumar, Principal, School of Pharmacy proposed the vote of thanks.