Chennai, Nov 20 (UNI) It was a dream come true for 90 students of the Social colleges run by Chennai Corporation, when they secured placements in leading companies.
After undergoing courses like computer technology, printing, two wheeler and four wheeler mechanic, nursing, office management, catering and bread-making, the students were recruited by companies like Mcdonald's Impetus, Arvind brands, ABN Amro, Nokia, Spencer's Daily, Vodafone, Dish TV, Coffee Day and Star City, an official release here said.
Tamil Nadu Local Administration Minister M K Stalin distributed the placement orders to the students, at a function presided over by Chennai Mayor M Subramaniam here, it said.
The Corporation, in association with Dr Reddy's Foundation, offering courses to the students in the Social colleges, was started by the DMK regime in 1999 at four places in the city.
Till 2006, 1900 students were given various courses in the colleges and 90 per cent of them were employed now. They earned a monthly income of Rs 4000 to Rs 6000, the release said.
The Corporation proposed to introduce three months short-term courses like Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Customer Relations and Sales and Hospitality services from this academic year onwards, the release added.