MP Governor hails institutes providing better career guidance

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Bhopal, Dec 17 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Governor Balram Jakhar today hailed institutions providing guidance to students -- who face unemployment despite being talented -- as custodians of future of the country.

Dr Jakhar stated this while inaugurating a private institute ''Elements Akademia'' aimed at providing better career guidance to graduates.

Launched by a group of 10 IIM alumni, the institute aims at providing employment to 10,000 graduates by 2010 by spreading its services to 20 Tier-II cities.

The Governor said such employment-oriented institutions that brought talented students out of their disappointment and provided them better future deserved praise.

Acknoledging that literacy rate had increased, he said students, however, had to search for employment because of basic difficulties.

Elements Akademia CEO Nishant Saxena said the institute aimed at bridging the gap between academic theory and industry requirements thereby making graduates employable. The programme is a six-month comprehensive part-time course that includes Business Communication, Managerial effectiveness, Grooming, IT and other specialised domain knowledge in areas of KPO/BPO, Retail, Insurance and Banking/Accounting.

He said employment in organised sector was quite less despite India's spectacular GDP growth. He pointed out that it was ironical that top companies wanted to hire people but requisite skills were not taught in university education system.

Union Grants Commission Member Shahsi Rai and Genpact Vice-President and Head (Training) Anupam Kashiv were also present, on the occasion.


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