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After Noida, AKTU to hold four job fairs every year in different UP cities

The university’s registrar said a budget of Rs31 lakh has been alloted for this and the next job fair will be held in Lucknow

noida Updated: Jun 10, 2017 23:12 IST
Vaibhav Jha
The two-day mega job fair in the university’s Noida campus concluded on June 10.
The two-day mega job fair in the university’s Noida campus concluded on June 10.(Virendra Singh Gosain/ HT Photo)

After the conclusion of the mega job fair at its Noida campus on Saturday, Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) administration said it will hold four such fairs a year across Uttar Pradesh.

“This is a one-of-a-kind job fair that the university had come up with. We have now decided to hold four job fairs a year. A budget of Rs31 lakh per year has been allocated for this. The next job fair will be held on June 28 in Lucknow for all students who have graduated from AKTU-affiliated colleges,” said Dr Rakesh Verma, registrar, AKTU.

The AKTU had organised a two-day job fair on Friday and Saturday wherein more than 9,000 applicants appeared before 59 companies.

A total of 16,400 students had registered for the job fair on the university’s website. Companies had come to the fair to select candidates with BTech, computer science and management background. It has been estimated that around 500 students will get a job after the fair.

“We have decided to hold the next fair in Lucknow. The location of future fairs will be decided after June 28, depending on the number of students from each city. In the Noida fair, a majority of students was from Allahabad, Bareilly, Varanasi, Banda and Noida,” said Sanjeev Sharma, advisor, Noida campus, AKTU.

Read more: AKTU Job Fair in Noida: Urban students pip rural ones to get better pay

A total of 900 colleges are affiliated to AKTU across UP and around 168 of them are in Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.

Dr Verma added that due to lack of proximity to metro cities, companies have been unable to reach students from far-off colleges in the state and the fair has been organised to overcome this.

“It is difficult for a company to reach a technical college in Banda or Bareilly to hire desired candidates. That is the reason why, on an individual level, many colleges couldn’t get their students the desired placements every year. We want the fair to be a meeting point for our students and industry so that both parties benefit,” Verma said.