B'lore varsity plans job cell for students

Written by: Mamatha
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Bangalore, Jul 28: The Bangalore university has decided to tie up with the Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) to set up a placement cell for Science students at Jnana Bharathi campus.

The placement cell will not only ensure that students to get jobs, it would also review the university syllabus to suit industry requirements.

“The initiative will help to attract students to Science subjects, mainly basic Science courses," RM Ranganath, registrar, Bangalore University, said.

“We have had a preliminary meeting with FKCCI and we will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding with them in this regard," Rangananth said.

FKCCI president S Srinivasa Murthy told DNA that BU vice-chancellor N Prabhu Dev had recently held discussions with the trade body about the placement cell.

“The vice-chancellor reacted positively to our proposal and the placement cell for Science post-graduates will help both students and companies," Murthy said.

“We will begin the project with the Science department and later extend it to all disciplines," Murthy added.

FKCCI has over a lakh members from the industry, either directly or indirectly.

Earlier, the Bangalore University"s academic council has approved the proposals of opening admissions to transgenders and to reserve one seat in each of the 60 PG courses for them.

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