The job mela organised on Wednesday by the Department of Collegiate Education exclusively for students of government colleges evoked very good response from both students and recruiting companies.
Of the 2,414 students who registered for the mela, 2,149 appeared for interviews. As many as 214 of them received job offers and 756 students were shortlisted for various jobs.
LIC, ICICI, Airtel, Reliance, Café Coffee Day and Software Paradigm India were among the 55 companies that participated in the mela.
It was organised by the Department of Collegiate Education in association with Maharani’s Science College and Maharani’s College for Art and Commerce College for Women and is part of the department’s novel scheme ‘Sahayog’. It is a programme to infuse students with soft skills essential for employment and also to give value addition to their general education.
K.S. Rangappa, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mysore, inaugurated the mela and advised students to select the field of their own choice after obtaining their degree.
Monica Ghosh, special officer of the Hosa Hejje programme of the department, said many graduates were losing out job opportunities because of their inferiority complex and poor communication skills in English. “It is to remove this inferiority complex and boost their confidence level the department had introduced ‘Angla’ for the first year degree students, ‘Vikasana’ for the second year students and ‘Sahayog’ for final-year degree students,” she said.
T.N. Prabahakar, Joint Director of the department for Mysore region, said students of 67 government colleges from Mysore, Mandya, Chamarajanagar, and Hassan benefited from the job mela. Sudhakar Shetty, president of the Mysore Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was present.