Mangaluru, Nov 21, 2015 : An official release said at least 650 candidates out of 12,470 who attended the two-day Udyoga Mela that concluded Nov 20, received assured jobs and more than 3,200 candidates were shortlisted by various companies. In all, about 5,000 candidates are likely to get various jobs, according to the DK district administration.
Though 16,695 candidates had registered for the event held at Canara Engineering College, Benjanapadavu near Bantwal, 12,470 attended the mela; 10,006 participated on day one, 2,464 attended it Nov 20, the concluding day.
Total 223 companies/organisations participated in the mela to select candidates. While 165 completed recruitment process and offered jobs to 650 candidates and shortlisted 3,200 people, 58 firms have promised to finalise the process in a week, said the release.
Speaking at the valedictory, Minister for Urban Development and in-charge for Udupi district Vinay Kumar Sorake lauded the efforts by his Dakshina Kannada counterpart B. Ramanath Rai. Stating that though the undivided Dakshina Kannada district had the highest number of educated people, high unemployment prevailed. As such, he was planning to conduct one such mela in Udupi district soon.
Minister Rai said the response from companies as well as candidates for the mela was encouraging.
About one lakh students come out of various educational institutions in the district, getting right jobs had been a major challenge for them. The Mangaluru Udyoga Mela had provided a god opportunity for them.