SC students in Kodagu to get call centre training

It will commence by October end

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Last year, 33 candidates were given training in Kushalanagar and Madikeri. Of which, six have been recruited by the centres. In this background, it has been decided to provide training to the selected candidates, said district Social Welfare Officer Rajesh Gowda.
Candidates who have passed PUC are eligible for the training. Last year, training were given at Keonics in Kushalnagar and Aptech in Madikeri. If we get the demand, then one more batch will be given training.

“As per the rules, we have to make arrangement for the trained candidates for interview in at least three companies. For three months training, the department is spending Rs 5,500 per candidate. This include Rs 4,000 course fee, Rs 1,500 (for three months) stipend. The department is spending Rs 1.5 lakh towards call centre training,” Gowda informed.

Nursing training

He said the department is also making arrangement to provide training in nursing for the SC students of the district. The target is to train 33 students this year.
About 29 have already been selected. Students who have passed PUC with minimum of 45 per cent marks are eligible. The selected will be provided training in MET Nursing College and Virajpet Nirmala Ramana Nursing College.

The annual fee of the course is Rs 15,000 which will be borne by the department along with food and accommodation facilities.
To improve the quality of food in SC hostels, the department has constituted 21 committees of the students. On an experimental basis the committees have been formed in Madikeri girls hostel.

He said in 2007-08, government spent Rs 450 per month per head. It was increased to Rs 600 in 2008-09.
This year, rice is being distributed to 21 hostels under BPL quota. The food is being distributed to the students. To avoid any irregular supply of food, food committees have been formed.

The food committee will look into the supply of food and any discrepancies will be brought to the notice of the officials. Taluk-level social welfare officers have been directed to constitute food committees in all the hostels in the district.

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