Mangaluru, Nov 19, 2015: Job Mela - to be held at Canara Engineering College at Benjanapadavu on the outskirts of Mangaluru, will be inaugurated by Ramon Magsaysay awardee Harish Hande at 9.30 am. About 221 private firms from India and eight firms from Gulf countries are taking part in the Mangaluru Udyoga Mela on November 19 and 20.
Briefing media Nov 18, DK DC Adoor B Ibrahim said that at least 1,800 job aspirants have benefited from the career guidance programmes organised for job aspirants. A total of 12,845 job aspirants have registered for the Mangaluru Udyoga Mela, of which 10,635 are from Karnataka, 1,328 from Kerala, 296 from Andhra Pradesh, 158 from Tamil Nadu, 73 from Uttar Pradesh, 71 from Maharashtra, 47 from Bihar, 25 from Goa, 32 from Jharkhand, 31 from Madhya Pradesh, 37 from Odisha, 28 from West Bengal and 84 from other states.
About 7,361 job aspirants have registered from Dakshina Kannada district alone. About 14,300 candidates are expected to take part in the two-day mela, he added. The DC said that more than 7,000 positions are being offered by the companies participating in the Udyoga mela. The district administration has made all the arrangements for the success of Udyoga mela. The event is managed through Rs. 50 lakh contributed from different firms in the region as part of their corporate social responsibility.
Spot registration counters, information centre, online examination facility, aptitude test facility, interview rooms, group discussion facility, presentation hall, employability enhancement centre, drinking water facility, toilet facility, first aid centre and fire tenders have been arranged at the venue.
About 900 volunteers are trained to assist the whole process. The DC said that buses have been arranged to take the candidates from Pumpwell, B C Road, Maripalla Cross and Gurpura Kaikamba to the venue on Thursday and Friday. No fee will be charged from the job aspirants, he added.
Services of about 100 counsellors will be available at the mela. Six stalls will be available at the venue for copying documents. Drinking water and toilet facilities have been provided.
Coordinator Vivek Alva said that the aspirants should get 10 copies of their bio data, at least 10 copies of passport-size photographs and at least 10 photocopies of degree certificates and marks cards, along with the original, while attending the job mela. The job aspirants will be segregated as per the company’s specified requirements.
The companies have specified the requirements from the candidates, including their qualifications and the skill sets that the companies expect in their prospective employees. Also, the data of the candidates would be supplied to the companies as per their requirements through all the year round.
As many as 100 companies will conduct interviews at the main block of the college, while some will be held in 66 stalls coming up in the college ground. Space has been provided for 40 firms to conduct interviews in the hostel block, while 15 firms will be selecting aspirants in the mechanical block of the college.
Alva said that colour coding is done, based on the candidates’ qualifications, like SSLC, PUC, ITI, diploma, graduation, post-graduation, medical, paramedical and engineering graduates. A colour card - based on the qualification - will be issued to every registered candidate at their respective qualification counters and the same colours will be displayed on the company banners based on the company’s manpower requirements.
This will help in overcoming the confusion at the venue. Some of the participating firms are Toyota Kirloskar Motors, Titan, TCS, IBM, Bombay Rayon Fashions Limited (Process Plant), MCF, L&T, S S Infrastructure, Prestige, Biocon Ltd, BASF, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Narayana Hridayalaya, Aditya Birla Group, Volvo, Tata Group and others. Many opportunities await BCom, BSc, ITI, Diploma, nusring, MBA, MSW, chemical engineering, hotel management graduates. This is expected to be a grand time for job seekers and employers.