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Wednesday , July 2 , 2014
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Fair chance for job seekers

Hukum Singh Meena, secretary, revenue and land reforms, inaugurates the World Bank conference in Patna. (Right) Aspirants enquire at the job fair organised by Cimage College. Telegraph pictures

Close to 40 companies operating in sectors such as finance, real estate and IT came to Cimage College on Saturday for a job fair.

Organised at the institute’s Boring Road branch, the job fair was open to all.

Megha Agrawal, the centre head of Cimage College, said: “Graduates and school pass-outs tried out their luck at the job fair. Companies would call the shortlisted candidates for interview soon based on their CVs. We did not take any registration fee from the aspirants. We wanted to provide them with job opportunities.”

She added: “This event provided fair opportunities to both experienced candidates and freshers.”

The students, too, were glad with the opportunity.

“These kind of events give us a fair chance to know our abilities. We get to see so many competitors at one place,” said Shikha Sahay, a 26-year-old aspirant at the fair.

Think different

Prahlad Kakkar, the man behind some of the most popular advertisements in the country, came to Arcade Business College on June 17 and shared his mantra for success with the students.

The ad guru, who has worked with Kit-Kat and Pepsico, shared with the students several anecdotes from his life among other topics.

“I was a backbencher in college. On several occasions, I could not understand the lectures of my teachers, so I used to sleep during class. At that time, too, I was very creative because I could sleep with my eyes wide-open sitting in the backbenches,” said Kakkar with a big smile.

A huge applause greeted him.

He went on to say: “I was popular in college because I was a bad looking guy. Usually people remember a good-looking person till they meet a person even better looking than him/her. But a bad looking person is always remembered by one and all and more so if he has achieved a lot in his/her field.”

His cheeky dose of advice to the students continued.

“Always try to think differently from others when you take up some work. Know the basics of the job so that you can make something different out of it. Do a job which gives you a feel of partying rather than make you feel overburdened,” he advised the students.

Land governance

Chandragupt Institute of Management, Patna (CIMP), last week organised a daylong workshop on World Bank land governance assessment framework.

Study on land governance (a tool for the evaluation of the legal framework, policies and practices regarding land and land use), conducted by World Bank, would help in assessing the strength, weakness and suggest measures to make it transparent.

The study is being conducted in 44 countries. In India, it is under way in six states, including Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bengal where the international financial body has identified institutions to conduct the study. For Bihar, it is CIMP.

Facility boost

AN College would get Rs 5 crore from the state government to develop its infrastructure this fiscal.

The institute, given the A grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council, received this gift on June 18, the 127th birth anniversary of “Bihar Vibhuti” Anugrah Narayan Sinha after whom the college is named.

At the function, chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said the government was committed to improve higher education, which could be done only if there are adequate teachers and proper infrastructure.

He also said: “A sizeable amount would be allotted to the college under Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan. It should be used to develop the college’s infrastructure.”

Praising Sinha, the state’s first deputy chief minister, Manjhi said he worked for the inclusive development of Bihar and was a source of inspiration for all.

Work safe

Cases related to sexual harassment at the workplace have not really come to the fore in Patna, said speakers at a seminar organised at the Indian Institute of Business Management last Tuesday.

The event was held by non-government organisation Mahila Jagran Kendra.

Social activist Chitra Vaishya, one of the speakers, said: “Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, is not being implemented properly because of unawareness and fear among the victims,” said Vaishya.

Lawyer Netta Mohni said: “According to the act, a perpetrator has to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation. The licence of the company can also be cancelled in case of repeat offence.”

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