Several aqua companies, including global firms, competed to recruit students of SMVKR Fisheries Polytechnic College, Bhavadevarapalli, Krishna District, during the campus recruitment drive held on the college campus on Monday. Each of the 28 students, including eight girls, who completed the two-year polytechnic course (2012-14) was offered multiple opportunities in their respective positions.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition recruited four candidates with a lucrative package. The positions offered included that of lab technician. Candidates also bagged positions in farming of shrimp and fish, hatcheries, aqua labs and marketing.

Hyderabad-based Etern Biotechnology Private Limited and Farm-Ocean Tech India Private Limited also took part in the drive. This was the sixth batch of the college that comes under Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University. All students of the previous five batches got employment in aqua industry.

“The candidates recruited by Lallemand Animal Nutrition will have an opportunity to go abroad as part of their duty. This is the best opportunity for our students this year,” said SMVKR College principal K.S. Krishna Prasad. In the academic year 2013-14, some aqua companies had selected candidates during their work experience programme owing to shortage of technical staff for the flourishing aqua industry.

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