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Day One of AKTU mega job fair in Noida ends in chaos, students hassled

Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University organised the two-day job fair on June 9 and 10 at its Noida campus in Sector 62, inviting thousands of students who have graduated from affiliated colleges across Uttar Pradesh in 2015-’16 and 2016-’17

noida Updated: Jun 09, 2017 22:43 IST
Vaibhav Jha
A total of 6,000 students turned up on the Friday, first day of the fair, where representatives of 43 companies were present, varsity officials said.
A total of 6,000 students turned up on the Friday, first day of the fair, where representatives of 43 companies were present, varsity officials said.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Chaos prevailed on the first day of the two day job fair held at Noida campus of Dr Abdul Kalam Technical University on Friday as hundreds of applicants complained of lack of information and management by varsity officials.

AKTU has organised the two-day job fair at its Noida campus in Sector 62, inviting thousands of students who have graduated from affiliated colleges across Uttar Pradesh in 2015-’16 and 2016-’17. A total of 16,400 applicants had already registered for the job fair where 73 companies are supposed to hire students after a short test and interview.

The Mega Job fair was touted to be the biggest such event in Delhi-NCR. It was also seen as a gift for students by the varsity administration. According to university officials, as many as 500-600 jobs are to be up for grabs over the course of the two-day event.

However, many students were left dejected on Friday morning for want of enough clarity on job-related queries and alleged shoddy management by the varsity officials. A total of 6,000 students turned up on the first day of the fair where representatives of 43 companies were present, varsity officials said.

“Few days ago, I tried to download the hall ticket from the university’s website, but I wasn’t able to. I called up the helpline numbers, but there was no response. Today, when I turned up at the event, I found that the university officials haven’t arranged for spot registration facility. There was utter mismanagement and I had to return dejected. I am a fresh graduate from a college affiliated to AKTU. It has been nine months since I completed by graduation and I am still waiting for a job,” Punit Kumar (name changed), an AKTU alumnus, said.

“There is no clarity on where the test is to be held and where are we to wait for the interviews. Frequent announcements were being made over loudspeakers asking students to run here and there with their CVs,” Roshni Nagar, a student of ACER, Aligarh, said.

The students vented their ire after waiting, for what seemed endless hours, in hot and humid conditions for the interview call.

“We have been waiting since 8am for our turn for the HCL test, but even after five hours there was no clarity on when the test was to be taken. We hope the situation won’t be as chaotic in the evening,” Arun, a student of Vishveshwarya Group of Institutions, Dadri, said.

The university officials said that all efforts are being made to ensure that all candidates and companies are present for the fair on the next day.

“We have set up coolers and electric fans to help the students. A total of 300 people from AKTU have been appointed for management. Those who couldn’t avail of hall tickets online can get them on the spot. We hope, by Saturday, representatives of all 73 companies will visit our campus,” Sanjeev Sharma, advisor, AKTU Noida campus, said.

However, many students who visited the campus in the morning claimed they didn’t get hall tickets.