Placement Cell gathers steam

Placement Cell gathers steam

 The Central Placement Cell (CPC) - the brainchild of the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) and Labour & Training Department – launched to help job aspirants from technical streams to find jobs is now planning to expand its coverage to those from non-technical disciplines too.

Launched just over a month ago by the KEA and Karnataka Vocational Training & Skill Development Corporation (KVTSDC), CPC was born with dual objectives of  helping meet the target of creating employment for 10 lakh people by the end of the current policy period - 2014, and to build a bridge between the employer and the prospective employee.

By Sunday evening, about 3,256 candidates from different parts of the State were registered with the Cell. While 90 per cent of them have registered through, the Cell’s online portal, Bangalore accounts for over 50 per cent of the registrations with Mangalore (10 per cent) and Mysore (eight per cent) in second and third place respectively.

To address the ‘imbalance’ between registrations by technical and non-technical candidates, CPC has proposed campaigns in various colleges spreading awareness about the Cell, and to appoint a nodal officer in the colleges. The Cell will also have a call centre, Kaushalya Shree helpline, officials said.

Further, CPC officials say that unlike campus recruitment procedures of traditional employment exchanges, the role of the Cell does not end with a candidate getting to attend a job interview.

“We track the candidate from the time of his/her registration till he/she gets the job. We have a system in place, wherein, if a candidate does not avail a job even after attending three interviews (due to lack of sufficient skill-set. etc), we provide him/her with free training by KVTSDC,” a senior official said.


This, CPC is able to do with the help of an unique ID, that is trackable on its website, updating both the job aspirants and the employers, besides keeping the CPC team ‘informed’.

Moreover, just over a month since inception, the Cell has already placed over 34 students across six sectors and has a target of placing 10,000 in the current financial year. And it has over 1,000 job vacancies in its kitty with about 32 employers actively participating.

Also, another 30-40 candidates are expected to join companies in the coming week with about 230 of them currently in the process of attending job interviews. It will soon have more employers under its umbrella, officials said, underlining that their client aquisition team is already working on the process.

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