Reported by Chinmaya Dehury
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3:
While thousands of students are registering their names everyday to participate in the four-day special recruitment drive to be organised by the Odisha government at the Kalinga stadium here from September 17, only five companies have given their consent to participate in the job fair so far.
“So far, only five companies have agreed to participate in the recruitment drive. We are in touch with several other players and discussion is on with them about their participation in the mega event,” said a senior official of the Employment and Technical Education and Training (ET&T) department, who is dealing the matter.
He, however, did not reveal the names of the companies which had given their consent, except stating that some IT industries have agreed to participate in the job fair. He said that the department and Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) had already invited several big players at the state and national level companies that include PSUs.
It may be noted that while announcing the job fair, the state government had claimed that about 300 companies would participate in it to recruit eligible candidates for their companies.
Sources said the interested companies are in no mood to recruit the technical and management passed out students directly from the job fair. “They are asking for screening of the eligible candidates before offering any job. They want to conduct written test, interview etc before offering any job guarantee, which is not possible in the four days recruitment drive. However, we will sort it out how to successfully conduct the job fair,” said the official.
Meanwhile, the B Tech, M Tech, MCA, MBA and Pharmacy graduates are facing problem while registering their details on the website http://cpcdtet.nic.in/Nijukti.aspx as it is not opening due to rush of traffic.
“Yes, certain problems do arise sometimes due to rush of traffic on the site. We have asked the NIC, which is looking after the site, to take necessary steps in order to facilitate registration of candidates without any hurdles,” said BPUT Registrar Mihir Ranjan Nayak.
According to sources, the first two days of the drive will be earmarked for B Tech, M Tech and MCA pass outs. MBA degree holders will take part on the third day while the last day will be reserved for placement of pharmacy graduates.