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Wednesday , January 30 , 2013
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Job shower tomorrow

In the last phase of this winter, it will be raining jobs for Patna University students.

Around 25 companies, including several MNCs, would hire around 1,650 students on Thursday at the job fair on the Patna College campus.

The department of labour resources, in collaboration with Patna University, would organise the event. Students of any university can take part in it.

MNCs like Wipro, Reliance Life and Atlantis Medicare Pvt. Ltd have given their consent to attend the fair. Several indigenous firms would also come calling.

On the fair day, the job aspirants would have to go to the “May I Help You” desk at Patna College with their CVs and certificates.

After scrutinising the documents, volunteers at the kiosk would tell them which stall to visit.

Patna University vice-chancellor Shambhu Nath Singh said: “The fair is being organised to find suitable jobs for students depending on their degrees.”

Singh said Wipro has promised to recruit 300 students. Reliance Life has plans to hire 60, including five as branch managers. The managers would get Rs 50,000-60,000 per month.

The minimum qualification for the branch manager’s post at Reliance Life is MBA/post-graduation.

Final-year students of any graduation/postgraduation courses would be eligible to apply for the posts of tech- nical support associates at Wipro.

Besides the MNCs, some elite schools coming up in state capital would take part in the fair. Patna Doon Public School, Birla School, Usha Martin World School and DAV group of institutions would recruit teachers, computer operators and accountants at the fair.

Birla School is likely to recruit 21 teachers for its junior and senior wings offering packages varying between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 per month, much more than contract teachers.

Rash Bihari Prasad Singh, the principal of Patna College, said: “There would be some job on offer for every candidate. From MBAs to BAs, everybody would have something to choose from.”

He said Uttam TV Network was planning to recruit 31 students offering above Rs 15,000 per month, along with perks. Candidates having mass communication degrees would be given preference.

Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi is likely to inaugurate the job fair around 10am on January 31.

Labour resources department minister Janardan Singh Sigriwal, labour resources department principal secretary A.K. Chauhan and Singh, the Patna University VC, are also on the guest list.

Students of Patna University are enthusiastic about the job fair. Kumar Gaurav, a mass communication student, said: “As the university does not have any placement cell, the job fair will be beneficial to several students having the potential to lap up jobs right away.”

Awadesh Kumar, a second year student of personnel management and industrial relations, said: “I will definitely participate in the job fair. It will be a good platform to grab a job because numerous companies would set up their stalls.”

Sushmita Banerjee, a BCom second year student of Vanijya Mahavidyalaya, would visit the fair to get an idea on the requirements of the firms.