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"No dearth of jobs in current scenario"

CONGRATULATIONS: S. Suresh, a physically challenged student of Government Arts College, Tiruverambur, receiving his degree from M. Chidambaram, Director, NIT - Tiruchi, on Thursday. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam  

Staff Reporter

Students told to give a global outlook to their family businesses

TIRUCHI: The country's surge in engineering and technology arenas is being increasingly felt what with multi-national companies thronging India to establish research and development centres, the Director of National Institute of Technology - Tiruchi, M. Chidambaram, said on Thursday.

Addressing the fifth convocation of the Government Arts College, Tiruverumbur, he said that the semi-conductor companies that earlier depended on Indian expertise for design were now keen on extending their dependence to fabrication as well.

Many foreign firms outsource the country's manpower for accounting purposes and medical and legal transcription. There was no dearth of jobs in the current scenario. Major software companies were choosing arts graduates and helping them to pursue their higher studies as well. There is a boom in the retail sector and the State government is also poised to fill several vacancies in administrative positions.

There is now much scope for creativity and innovation, he said, urging students hailing from families of business tradition to devote their attention to giving a global outlook to their family businesses.

Teamwork

Success is assured for lifelong learners and those acquiring communication skills and imbibing the spirit of teamwork. "Learn five new words a day and in a year's time you will master communication skills," he advised the student gathering.

There ought to be best systems in Government colleges, he said, hoping that the State Government will take the cue from the Central Government, which, he said, nurtures its institutions well. Transformation of the country can be expedited if teachers and politicians share a common vision for progress.

He offered the facilities of the NIT-T to students of the Government Arts College to develop their soft skills and communication during the summer vacation.

Dr. Chidambaram conferred degrees on 103 students on the occasion. Among them was Ilamathi a B.Com student who secured the second rank at the level of Bharathidasan University.

The Principal Shiela Gnanasiromani presented the annual report and urged students to exploit the employment opportunities in abundance.