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AKTU job fair in Noida ends, 500 may get offers

More than 9,000 students take part in the fair at the varsity’s Noida campus where 59 companies held tests and group discussions to shortlist candidates

noida Updated: Jun 10, 2017 23:18 IST
Over 2,500 applicants and 28 companies took part in Day Two of the job fair in Noida on Saturday.
Over 2,500 applicants and 28 companies took part in Day Two of the job fair in Noida on Saturday.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

The mega job fair conducted by Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) at its Noida campus ended on Saturday evening with more than 9,000 applicants trying their luck at the two-day event.

A total of 59 companies participated in the fair and conducted several sessions of tests, group discussions and personal interviews to shortlist candidates.

Students of AKTU-affiliated colleges, who graduated in the academic session 2015-16 and 2016-17, were invited to the mega job fair.

Nearly 16,400 students had registered for the fair on the AKTU website. A majority of these students were from Varanasi, Allahabad, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Banda and Noida. Earlier, 73 companies had given confirmation to attend the event, but only 59 turned up.

The university has not revealed the number of candidates who have been selected in the fair and said the complete list will be declared in a week.

However, according to sources, around 500 applicants landed a job at the two-day fair.

“This was a one-of-a-kind experiment by the AKTU and it involved the participation of a large number of applicants and companies. We have performed better than what we expected. Providing 500 jobs in the current economic situation is no ordinary feat,” said Dr Rakesh Verma, registrar, AKTU.

On Friday, 6,300 applicants — BTech, MBA and MCA graduates — had turned up at the fair while only 43 companies took part.

“Day One saw companies such as HCL, Belco Pharma, Daphnis Lab, Elcomoponics, Nile Technologies, NIIT Software System, Business News and Information Services and Amtex Auto companies taking part. Day Two saw 2,500 applicants and 28 companies,” said Sanjeev Sharma, advisor, Noida campus, AKTU.

Different companies had different sets of tests for the applicants. A few insisted on aptitude tests, group discussions and personal interviews while others made recruitments after conducting interviews and group discussions.

Many students were pleased with their performance. “I have pursued BTech from UCER college in Allahabad. I applied in MidWay Solutions as a software developer. I have completed my group discussion and now I am waiting for the personal interview,” Sharal Srivastava, an applicant, said.

“I have applied in HDFC sales and have completed group discussions and personal interview. They are offering me a decent package of Rs3.39 lakh per annum. I am hopeful that I will be selected,” said Muzzamil Haidar, an alumnus of AKTU from Jhansi.

Company representatives said they are pleased with the performance of applicants and will visit the AKTU campus next year as well.

“We have shortlisted 70-80 students after conducting multiple rounds of tests and interviews. I am hopeful that we will get the best of the lot for our IT infrastructure team,” said Kuldeep Singh Rawat, human resource, HCL.

“We have shortlisted 80 students for our sales division. They will be selected soon after a visit to our site,” said Ritu Chaudhary, human resource, HDFC sales.

However, a few candidates complained that they were not able to appear for all the companies they had opted for on the form. Every candidate could select a maximum seven companies from three slots given on the web portal of the university.

“We were not told exactly which company will arrive to hold tests and when. While we were appearing for one test, another company had come and completed its tests,” said Akash Kumar, AKTU alumnus from Kanpur.