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State plans to launch placement drive

AS THE State Government has decided to plunge into the placement business, the placement interviews will no more be confined to the campus of the engineering colleges and management institutes.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2006 01:29 IST

AS THE State Government has decided to plunge into the placement business, the placement interviews will no more be confined to the campus of the engineering colleges and management institutes.

Keeping this in mind, the government has invited over 20 top IT companies, including Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Intel and Oracle, to recruit unemployed youths with technical and non-technical background in a placement programme to be held by the State Information Technology and Electronic Department in April.

Nicknamed ‘Infocom 2K6’, the job placement programme will be part of the IT exhibition and seminar to be organised at the Scientific Convention Centre.

The placement fair will be organised on the National Inter College premises.

Minister of State for Information Technology and Electronics Virendra Singh said for the first time a placement programme on par with the educational institutes would organised by the state.

“It will be like a walk-in interview where the aspirants will submit their resume to the officials of the companies of his choice. The resume will be screened, an on-the-spot written test and interview will be conducted. Successful candidates will be issued joining letters immediately,” Singh said.

The idea to organise placement programme has come from south Kerala.

Recently, principal secretary (information technology) Johra Chaterjee and Managing Director UP Electronic Corporation Onkar Nath participated in an IT exhibition organised by the Kerala government in Cochin.

“In the job placement programme, the IT companies selected around 700 candidates and 1500 were put on the waiting list.

“If Kerala could organise such programme successfully, we can also open door to the IT companies and invite them to recruit our youths,” Nath said.

“There is no dearth of talented youths in the state and according to survey conducted by NASSCOM- Mckinsey, the spoken English of UP youths is the best in the country,” Nath said.

The State Government was also holding dialogues IT firms to establish Techno Park in the city.

The parks would be established in the LIDA area located near Lucknow-Kanpur highway.

Besides providing eco- friendly environment to the IT professionals, the park would have good connectivity, high band data communication facility, restaurant and an entertainment center, Nath said.

First Published: Feb 18, 2006 01:29 IST