Bhubaneswar, Aug 17:
Students of colleges and universities in the State looking for jobs need not depend on employment sites anymore. The Higher Education Department has decided to set up an independent job portal for them. Besides, it has decided to activate placement cells in colleges and universities from the current academic year.
The department, in collaboration with OJAS Education, a Bhubaneswar-based private company, and monster.com, a leading online job portal, will develop the job portal that will integrate in it every higher education institution in a phased manner. In the first phase, six government-run universities and some autonomous and vocational colleges will be covered with monster.com acting as the service provider.
Students can register themselves with the job portal on their own while existing student databases of universities and colleges will also be uploaded on the portal in a new format by Monster. Sources in the department said there will also be a centralised placement hub to manage students’ profiles of all colleges affiliated to the department.
Monster will communicate with the registered students about availability of jobs in companies across the world according to their qualification. Besides, they will stay in contact with the officers-in-charge of placement cells in colleges. OJAS, on its part, will upload students’ resumes on the portal, department sources said.
An official said all the higher education institutions will allow Monster to use their placement cells. They will set up their computer terminals and other equipment for registration.
The department has asked principals of all colleges to begin work on setting up dedicated placement cells.