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V. Vaithilingam will inaugurate the two-day event

PUDUCHERRY: Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam will inaugurate the two-day The Hindu Education Plus Career Fair 2010 on May 28 at at 9.30 a.m. The fair, to be held at Jayaram Thirumana Nilayam here, will bring eminent personalities from various fields on a platform to educate students on career options available after completion of Class 12.

Following the address by the Chief Minister and special address by Public Works Minister M.O.H.F. Shahjahan, who also holds the higher education portfolio, experts drawn from different streams would highlight the career options available in medicine, engineering and other offbeat professional courses.

On day one, career consultant and analyst Jayaprakash A. Gandhi would conduct a pre-counselling for engineering and medicine from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Professor in paediatrics and academic, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, S. Mahadevan, will brief students on career options in medicine from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On day 2, vice-president of ICT Academy of Tamil Nadu J.G. Sheshasaayee will conduct a session on prospects in Information Technology from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a psychometric test to evaluate the aptitude of students.

To participate in the psychometric test, students must register at www.bodhi.co.in.

The afternoon session would start with a presentation on offbeat courses by Marketing Manager, ICAT, Chennai, Swaminathan, followed by a lecture on career option in manufacturing sector by Senior Manager, Manufacturing HCL Infosystems Limited, Puducherry, S. Gnanamani.

The fair is presented by VIT University. The Associate Sponsor of the event is Surya Group of Institutions, Villupuram, and the co-sponsors are Global Institute of Engineering and Technology, Melvisharam, Image College of Arts, Animation and Technology, Chennai. Radio partner is Suryan FM Puducherry.

The psychometric test is being sponsored by BODHI, and prizes for the winners of the test are sponsored by Sri Lakshmi Jewellery.

Entry for the fair is free and is open for students from Puducherry and neighbouring districts of Tamil Nadu.

For details, call 0413-2227111.

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