25 IT, ITES firms to participate in The Hindu Opportunities Fair

Special Correspondent

Event at St. Joseph's School auditorium on March 25 and 26

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Around 25 top IT and ITES companies are participating in the opportunities fair being organised by The Hindu in association with the Kerala State IT Mission of the Government of Kerala at St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School Auditorium, General Hospital Junction, here on March 25 and 26. They will be considering professionals with two to 10 years' experience, fresh graduates and postgraduates for appointment to over 10,000 posts.

Cognizant is the event sponsor. The associate sponsors are Patni, Verizon and SunTec and the communication partner the BSNL. TMIfirst is the technology partner. The participants include Network Systems and Technologies (P) Ltd., (NeST) SlashSupport India (P) Ltd., Covansys (India) (P) Ltd., Allsec Technologies Ltd.,, ISG Novasoft Technologies Ltd., Certus Software P Ltd., US Technology Resources, WINS Infotek Pvt. Ltd., Fischer Systems India (P) Ltd., Paragon Biomedical, Asto Origin, Iridium, Genpact, Identitymine Softwares and Zerone Consulting.

Fresh graduates, postgraduates and professionals with less than two years experience should register in the following addresses > and >

The last date for registration is March 18. The participating companies will pre-screen the registered CVs of the freshers and the professionals with less than two years experience and send invitations to the selected candidates. The decision of the companies will be final and no communication about it will be entertained. Only the invited candidates will be allowed into the event venue.

Separate fast track entry will be allowed for experienced professionals. Those in this category with two to ten years' of experience can register any time before the end of the event and walk into the job fair with the printout of the registration confirmation form. The opportunities fairs are part of the wide-ranging services which The Hindu is rendering to various sections of society from the level of schoolchildren upwards.

Through these services The Hindu is not only going beyond the conventional role of a newspaper but is also taking the initiative to redefine it taking into consideration the needs and requirements of the society it serves. It has already organised job fairs in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Coimbatore.

Their popularity has been increasing with each fair. Over 40,000 jobseekers from all over south India had participated in the Coimbatore event held early last year. More than 57,000 candidates had pre-registered for the opportunities fair organised in Bangalore in May last. Similar, if not better, response is expected for the Thiruvananthapuram event also.