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AICTE signs pact with Monster India to help provide job opportunities to students

Monster India will act as an interface among students, colleges and recruiters by empowering institutions approved with AICTE, to map their students’ talent and provide them with relevant job opportunities.

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has signed an MoU with jobs portal Monster India, to aid in providing job opportunities to students and fresher candidates across India.

As a part of this alliance, Monster India will act as an interface among students, colleges and recruiters by empowering institutions approved with AICTE, to map their students’ talent and provide them with relevant job opportunities.

Under the MoU, Monster India will manage and monitor campus recruitment activities of over 10,360 colleges approved by AICTE with a collective intake capacity of over 36 lakh students. This comprises students from various streams- engineering and technology; applied arts and craft; hotel management and catering; management; pharmacy and architecture and town planning.

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Monster India, apart from creating and managing the platform, will also provide a facility for practicing tests to check employability, identify skill gaps through assessment and suggest proactive measures to overcome them. The practice tests include two aspects- general aptitude and core subject related. These tests are currently available for engineering streams and will be soon added for other streams as well.

This non-exclusive agreement is a part of AICTE’s efforts towards improving campus placements and attracting maximum employer participation.

Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, said, “Such MoU will definitely help college students and fresher candidates seeking career opportunities. It has been the endeavour of AICTE and colleges to provide the right platform and to ensure maximum students get employed. Keeping in line with this, we firmly believe that Monster India is one of the most credible names in the recruitment solutions industry to support us in making India an employable nation.”

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. Established in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later on in 1987 given statutory status by an Act of Parliament, AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India.

Sanjay Modi, Managing Director (APAC & Middle East), Monster.com said, “Our association with AICTE will allow greater access to students and colleges with a large pool of employers present on our data base and provide relevant job opportunities."

He added that they are aware of the huge skill demand and supply equation that currently exists in our country. However, since India has 12 million people enter the workforce every year, Modi said that the focus should be towards enhancing high level thinking skills, creativity, machine learning, and communication.
First Published on Nov 7, 2017 02:01 pm

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