The word seminar, owes its origin to the word seminarium, which is a Latin word that means a ‘seed plot’. A seminar is mainly a kind of conference with a small or large (depending on the organization) group of people, who come together in a hall or auditorium in order to discuss and learn about a particular topic or subject, which is intended to enhance their knowledge and help them in different spheres of life. Seminars are mostly held by educational institutes like universities, schools and colleges. They are also held by business groups, who would like to train people on the seminar topics like investing in property etc.
Majorly, however, seminars are held for students in order to train them on a particular aspect, which may or may not be covered in a school or college regular syllabus. For instance, seminar topics like Benefits of free education, or How to choose a career? are topics that give a different direction of thinking to students and help them plan their life better. These can teach them the value of education, which they might otherwise take for granted, this would also give them an idea on how to to decide the profession that they want to be in after their graduation.