A group of Class XII students of Ursuline Convent throngs the Indian Army kiosk at the education fair in Ranchi on Tuesday. Picture by Prashant Mitra
Ranchi, Dec. 9: It is the end of the year and the student community in the capital is busy preparing for the next academic session. At the same time, they are exploring suitable career options. And showing them the right path is India International Career Fair that began here today at Hotel Capitol Hill along the Main Road.
Jitendra Kumar, an employee of Delhi-based Global Events and Expositions Private Limited, inaugurated the fair. The company is organising the fair.
Kumar said: “This is the fifth time we are organising a career fair in Ranchi and the response is overwhelming this year, too.”
A total of eight hundred visitors thronged the fair on the first day.
“In fact, the number of visitors is increasing every year. We chose Ranchi as the venue of our fair as the place has many potential students but a few avenues are there to make them aware of the emerging career options,” he added.
Moreover, the city lacks adequate number of institutes offering professional courses.
As many as 30 kiosks have been put up at the fair. They were busy giving information to students about a variety of courses.
Apart from the traditional career options such as engineering and medical, there are stalls of institutes offering courses in the hospitality sector, animation, media and the air force.
There are stalls of the Pune-based institute of the hospitality and business management, Indian Air Force, IPS Academy, Indore. which offers educational opportunities from KG to PG, Sanskar Institute of Etiquette and Career Development, New Delhi and many others.
Nevertheless, enquiries about MBA and engineering courses were the maximum on the first day of the fair. Ravindra Gorshi of the Gurgaon-based Ansal Institute of Technology, which offers courses in computer application and software engineering, said: “Till now, around 200 students have visited our kiosk.”