7000 job seekers attend recruitment drive

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Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, Jul 19 (UNI) Over 7,000 job seekers attended the Career Awareness and the Recruitment Drive (CARD), jointly organised by the Andhra University, JNTU College of Engineering and AP State Council of Higher Education in collaboration with NASSCOM, ORBIT consulting and TMI network companies here today.

Addressing the inaugural function, AP State Council of Higher Education Chairman Prof K C Reddy said it was for the first time that such a drive was being organised in two-tier centres like Kakinada, for the benefit of semi-urban and rural educated youth, who are lagging behind their metropolitan centre counterparts.

Stressing the need for improving soft skills and computer skills required for better placements, Prof Reddy said they were planning to revamp the curriculum to give the much-needed orientation to the students.

State council of higher education Secretary M D Christopher said only 5.8 per cent of the graduates passing out every year were getting employment due to lack of proper orientation.


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