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Testing time: An interview session in progress at the job fair organised by Chaitanya Engineering College in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. —
Testing time: An interview session in progress at the job fair organised by Chaitanya Engineering College in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. —

Staff Reporter

Registrations exceed 1,000 on day one

VISAKHAPATNAM: Beating the sombre mood of the global recession, young graduates from various streams thronged Chaitanya Engineering College to try their luck in the job market at the ongoing two-day job fair here on Wednesday. The officials at the college informed that the registration exceeded over 1,000 on the first day of the fair. The fair is open to job seekers with degrees in M.Tech, B.Tech, diploma, ITI, M.Sc, B.Sc, B.Com, MCA, MBA and BBM.

Srinivas, a B.Com graduate, said the six-hour patient wait at the college proved to be fruitful, as he was likely to selected by one of the BPO companies that set up shop at the fair.

Though, there were representations from various sectors, software firms were visibly absent. The companies who participated were Synergies Castings, ICICI Prudential, Medlife, Bank of America, IBM, Coromandel Fertilisers, Wipro, Kenexa, HCL, Sutherland Global Services, Genpact, Mafoi, Quatrro and Medwrite.

Even the representatives of the companies wore a satisfied look at the end of the day, as they had achieved their required targets. The HR personnel from Synergies Castings informed that they had shortlisted 25 candidates with ITI qualifications and diploma engineers from metallurgy and chemical streams. Coromandel Fertilisers had shortlisted 60 candidates with MBA degrees for the post of resident store managers.

“Creating new avenues is the best way to beat the recession, Coromandel has a target of 40 posts and we hope that they will get their requirement from the shortlisted candidates. Their focus was on retail management,” said Principal C.V. Gopinath.

Mallesh of Impact HR Management Services, principal vendor for HCL, informed that HCL requires about 850 tech support officers for the quarter two. He said the criteria for recruitment would be 80 per cent for communication skill in English and 20 per cent for technical knowledge, operational skills and academics. “Students with B.Tech, MCA and B.Sc (computers) can try their luck,” he said.

He, however, pointed out that despite the constant harping on improvement in communication skills in English, the standard continues to be poor. Out of 320 interviewed, only12 were shortlisted.

Another software company, Kenexa, was in the lookout for MBAs for the post of researchers for their recruitment processing outsourcing team and simple graduates for help desk trainees for their shared services. The company had shortlisted 60 candidates for 16 posts.

“Sahuwala Cylinders has selected 16 candidates from core engineering streams like mechanical and electrical,” informed Dr. Gopinath.

Earlier, in the day the fair was inaugurated by Training and Placement Officer of GITAM University S.R. Gollapudi in the presence of Correspondent of the College D.L.N Raju. The event was sponsored by Technosoft Solutions, IGIAT, NIIT, Jeevan Academy, Atlas Education Consultancy, Next Consultancy, First Academy, Youth Culture and Keirsus Shipping.


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