Placement cells that have cropped up in several pockets of the city are misleading youths looking for jobs. The job offers of these agencies come with a training programme for which they charge an exorbitant fee from candidates. After three to six months, the candidates are recruited in some firm for a paltry sum of Rs 1,000-1,500. This is possible only due to the nexus between the placement cells and private firms. The government must crack down on these agencies before the unemployed are duped in greater numbers.
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