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April 25, 2018

AICTE ropes in Monster India to check student employability, identify skill gaps and address shortcomings in over 10,000 colleges


New Delhi : The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) signed an agreement with Monster India to train students of all colleges affiliated to the council.

Monster India, an online career and recruitment resource firm, proposes to “act as an interface among students, colleges and recruiters by empowering institutions to map their students’ talents and provide them with relevant job opportunities across India,” according to an AICTE official.

The memorandum of understanding will allow Monster India to manage and monitor campus recruitment activities in over 10,360 colleges approved by AICTE. Over 36 lakh students are expected to be covered by the agreement.

The agreement not only covers engineering and technology but also applied arts and crafts and hotel management, pharmacy, architecture and town planning. Monster India will provide facility for practice tests that will comprise general aptitude and core subject knowledge. The agreement includes checking the students’ employability, identifying skill gaps through assessments, and suggesting proactive measures to rectify the shortcomings.

The AICTE said the “non-exclusive agreement” is part of its efforts to improve campus placement and attract maximum employer participation.

Council chairman Anil D. Sahasrabudhe said, “It has been the endeavour of the AICTE and colleges to provide the right platform and to ensure that maximum students get employed. Monster India is one of the most credible names in the recruitment solutions industry to support us in making India an employable nation.”

According to Sanjay Modi, managing director (APAC & Middle East), Monster.com, the association with AICTE would allow greater access to students and colleges with a large pool of employers in their database and provide relevant job opportunities.

One field that has not seen a dearth of jobs is pharmacy. “Students who emerge with a degree in pharmacy are in great demand in west Asian countries,” said T. Ilango, registrar of the Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council.

Registrar of Anna University S. Ganesan said the varsity would set up skill development centre for polytechnic students in the next two months.

Note: News shared for public awareness with reference from the information provided at online news portals.

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