ANDHRA PRADESH

Over 500 attend IEG job fair

Students arriving at Acharya Nagarjuna University to participate in the job fair on Tuesday.

Students arriving at Acharya Nagarjuna University to participate in the job fair on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar

Special Correspondent

GUNTUR: The job fair organised by the Institute for Electronic Governance in association with Acharya Nagarjuna University on Tuesday raised some hope among degree and post-graduate students in Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam districts.

Total number of students attended the job fair was around 500 to 600 and most of them applied for several companies.

The massive exercise, undertaken on the university campus at 10 locations, attracted multi-company registrations with 13 companies/human resource consultancy firms participating in it.

Medical transcription, Business Process Outsourcing, insurance, software solutions and travel and tourism operators sent their representatives, but confusion prevailed mostly among students as to whether a job would be offered to them or what would be their job profile.

No offer letters

None of the companies chose to give offer letters on the spot, which is the usual practice, but chose to call them to either Vijayawada, Guntur or Hyderabad to collect selection letters or attend further screening tests like a written test/skills test or an interview.

Reliance Insurance shortlisted 22 out of 261 students; IDBI Fortis 60 out of 239; Advaya HR Consultants 28 of 116; Med Write India conducted only written test while interview will be held later.

The programme organised by JKC Regional Centre on the campus was formally inaugurated by university Rector K. Viyyanna Rao in the presence of IEG Programme Officer R. Bhaskar.

The IEG has organised five such job fairs in the past four years and was expecting good results from the current one, said Mr. Bhaskar.

There were 333 JKCs being run by the IEG and after the first Regional Centre was started on ANU other universities also had come forward to extend similar facilities, he added.

The CKAR Systems selected 75 out of 286, who had come for screening test on the campus and would further grill them; Zen HR Solutions promised work orders to five students and 35 kept in reserve; Soputhern Travel and Sunridge selected 63 and 57 students out of 3169 and 344 for final interview. Some other companies like AVIVA, HCL (BPO), India Infoline and two more consultancy firms also conducted preliminary tests.

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