Staff Correspondent

The University of Mysore and Wipro BPO are the organisers

Mysore: The University of Mysore, in association with Wipro BPO, will organise a two-day job fair on September 7 and 8 from 9 a.m. onwards at the EMMRC building in Manasagangotri campus. Graduates and postgraduates with good English communication skills can participate in the fair.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Vice-Chancellor V.G. Talawar said the association with Wipro BPO reiterates the university’s commitment to career-oriented education. “We are pleased to create a platform for enabling graduates to take up rewarding careers with such leading organisations like Wipro,” the Vice-Chancellor informed.

Registrar Ajay Mishra and director of University Industry Interaction Centre Y.S. Sidde Gowda were among those present.

Prof. Talawar said that those who register during the job fair and do not land up with jobs will be imparted 15-day training so that they learn skills required in the job market. And, among those candidates if there are some who are resourceful, then they will be imparted three-month training.

The Associate Vice-President of the Talent Acquisition and Employee Branding, Wipro BPO, Praveen Kamath, said the University of Mysore was the first and the only university in South India with which Wipro BPO had tied up to organise job fair so as to offer opportunities to eligible graduates and postgraduates in non-technical areas.

“The association with the university will be mutually beneficial,” he said adding that the BPO was looking for about 1,000 to 1,500 technical decision-making professionals for its units in Hyderabad, Delhi and Kolkata.

He said the biggest ever meeting of placement officers of the colleges affiliated to University of Mysore was held on August 31 in preparation of the ground for making the job fair to be held on September 7 and 8 a success. The placement officers of the respective colleges will ensure that a large number of graduates and postgraduates seeking employment participate in the job fair.

Noting that the economic recession has not coming in its way to hire talented people, Mr. Kamath said that 26,000 talented people had been hired in the last two years and the number will go up further.