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Job mela evokes good response in Chitradurga

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The two-day event has been organised by the Government

CURIOUS: Aspiring candidates waiting for their turn at the job mela in Chitradurga on Saturday.
CURIOUS: Aspiring candidates waiting for their turn at the job mela in Chitradurga on Saturday.

The job mela, a Government initiative aimed at providing a common platform for employers and job-seekers, is evoking good response here.

The two-day mela, which began at the Murugharajendra stadium here on Saturday, witnessed a huge gathering of job-seekers from across the district and neighbouring districts as well.

While those who had completed their education appeared excited, some students were curious about the type of job they might get after completing their courses. “Many students, especially those from rural and suburban areas, believe that only their urban counterparts get better opportunities. But after coming here, we realised that even rural students get good jobs, based on their qualification. It is encouraging that even with relatively limited qualifications and lower percentage of marks, we can find a job in some company,” said Ranjit Kumar from Challakere taluk.

He said he was an undergraduate and that the mela had helped him get to know of various opportunities available after completing his education. Gayatri Shivram, an executive of ING Vysya Life Insurance Company, told The Hindu that the mela had helped employers find the right candidates and job-seekers the best type of employment they deserve.

Vishnukanth S. Chatapalli, Executive Director and member of the Skill Development Commission, said that these melas had helped the commission provide employment to at least 15 per cent of the candidates in different fields. Mr. Chatapalli said that there were several jobs available in the private sector for fresh graduates, but in the absence of a right channel, candidates were not getting suitable jobs and employers the right candidates. He said that the commission maintained transparency in the entire process.

The mela has been organised by the Karnataka Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation. Mr. Chatapalli said that at least 1,000 candidates were expected to get jobs at the mela, while about 12,000 candidates are expected to attend the mela.


  • Aim is to provide a common platform for both employers and job-seekers
  • About 12,000 aspirants are expected to attend it

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