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Employment Fair held for students of Govt Polytechnics


By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 6 Jun: An Employment Fair was organised for students studying in Government Polytechnics for Garhwal Division at te Government Polytechnic here today. The Fair was organised by the Department of Technical Education, Uttarakhand.

Technical Education Minister Subodh Uniyal was the Chief Guest on this occasion while Dharampur MLA Vinod Chamoli was the Guest of Honour.

Addressing the gathering on this occasion, Uniyal pointed out that representatives of 58 companies were here to provide employment to the Polytechnic students. He added that it is a matter of pride for the Department of Technical Education that the students of the department are getting good employment opportunities. The department has prepared them well with good skills. Uniyal also expressed hope that the students would live up to the expectations of the industries with their hard work, dedication, commitment and skill. He reminded that, last year, the department had started organising job fairs and very encouraging results are now seen. Last year, about 64 percent of the youth got employment in various companies but this year, the target is much more than this. He emphasised that the target can be only achieved when every institute has good machinery, laboratories are equipped with high-tech equipment, hands-on training is strong, there are sufficient number of teachers, the curriculum is in accordance with the industries’ needs. All necessary facilities should be available for the students in the institutes.

The Technical Education Minister emphasised that the government is ready to provide quality education. The government is determined to run new courses in emerging fields as per the requirement of the industries. Government employment is not the only form of good employment, in the present people are running towards the private sector. They are oriented towards multi-national companies. Therefore, it is the endeavour of the state government to provide good employment in the private sector along with government jobs. Due to the efforts of the department, many companies from different sectors like IT sector, manufacturing sector, service sector, or health care sector are participating in the Employment Fair.

In the current academic session, out of a total 3550 students studying in the final year, 1726 students have registered for the Dehradun Employment Fair. Apart from this, 430 students who passed out last year also registered. Thus, a total of 2156 students have registered for employment. This year 648 students got employment through online placement cell, 382 through Kashipur Rozgar Mela and 607 from polytechnic level, thus a total of 1637 i.e. about 46 percent students have got employment whereas annual examinations have not been completed yet and students are getting offers for employment even before completing diploma.

There are at least 7608 vacancies in 58 companies whereas the number of students present are 2156 and the jobs are much more than this, it was stated. Uniyal expressed hope that no student would go disappointed from this job fair today. He also said that along with employment, efforts should be made for self-employment. Many youths of Uttarakhand have achieved excellent success in this field. He gave examples of many successful young entrepreneurs so that students get inspired by this and move towards self-employment.

Dharampur MLA Vinod Chamoli, while welcoming the Technical Education Minister, officers of the department and students, said that the students currently studying in the final year and the examinations are yet to be held, are getting good employment in various establishments and companies due to the special efforts of the department, which is a remarkable achievement. Many students move forward for higher education after diploma, while some go for self-employment, but the Technical Education Department is trying and committed to provide employment to all those students who want employment after diploma. Chamoli claimed that under the leadership of Subodh Uniyal, the Technical Education Department is progressing by leaps and bounds.

RP Gupta, Director, Technical Education, said that it is a matter of great joy that the third employment fair is being organised by the department. He also heartily welcomed the 58 companies which had come to provide employment to the students. He informed that 572 students were provided employment through the last concluded employment fair.