Mangaluru: The district administration held a press meet at Canara Engineering College here on November 18.
Addressing the mediapersons, deputy commissioner A B Ibrahim said that the Udyoga Mela which is the brainchild of district minister in-charge, B Ramanath Rai, has received an over-whelming response from job aspirants. “12,845 candidates from 22 states of the country and 21 districts of the state have already registered for the mela. Almost 1500 candidates registered today, bringing the total up to 14,300. 10635 candidates are from Karnataka, with 7361 from DK district itself. Arrangements for food and toilet facilities have been made.”
Ibrahim further said that this was not a one time job fair. “We want to continue this next year too. This will help in building a brand for Mangaluru. The whole purpose of organising this job fair is so that our youth can get jobs and stay away from bad influences. Most of the times, youth get involved in bad habits by hanging out with the wrong people and end up spoiling their lives forever. A family places its entire hopes and aspirations on the youth of their family; when these youth get entangled with the law on the wrong side, cases are put on them. These cases may seem insignificant but they are a black mark for the future of that youth since this makes acquiring a passport, getting a job, etc. very difficult. And this shatters all the hopes of the entire family. Keeping this in mind, the administration has taken a keen interest in this job fair so that more and more of our youth can make better lives and stay away from bad elements,” he added.
Superindent of Police, Dr Sharanappa briefed about the security measures undertaken by the Police Department and the arrangements for parking facilities at the premises.
Vivek Alva explained the procedure that the candidates have to follow during the mela and expressed the need for the candidates to come prepared for the interview in all seriousness. Free transportation has been made for candidates from Pumpwell, B C Road, Maripalla Cross and Gurupura-Kaikamba. The candidate selection process will be held at four different locations in the premises – Hostel block, Stall block, Main block and Mechanical blocks. 221 companies have already registered and around 50 more have shown interest. More than 7,500 confirmed positions are being offered by the companies participating in the Udyoga Mela.
Various facilities will be provided to the participating companies like interview rooms, aptitude testing facilities, etc. Provisions for food has also been made at the campus premises and it will be a pay and purchase service. Each company will be provided with a color code matching the educational background of the candidates. The candidates should only go to those companies that match their color code, which is as follows.
PUC/SSLC/below SSLC – Red
ITI – Orange
Diploma – Pink
BE/B.Tech – Blue
BSc/BCA – Brown
Other graduates – Green
Postgraduates – Yellow
Medical/paramedical – White
The purpose of the color coding is to make it easier for the candidates to recognise the companies that match their skill pool, thereby reducing confusion and saving them the time and energy of searching for companies, said Vivek Alva. To help them in the process, 900 volunteers – from Government PU College (Benjan Padavu), Besant College, Canara College and Alva’s institutions – have also been trained to provide assistance and direct the candidates if and when required.
ZP CEO Sreevidya, ADC Kumar, Dr Iftikar, Pius Rodrigues, Mamatha Gatti and others were also present.