Monster India inks MoU with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to aid Employability

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has signed an MoU with Monster India, to aid in providing job opportunities to students and fresher candidates across India. As a part of this alliance, Monster India will act as an interface among students, colleges and recruiters by empowering institutions approved with AICTE, to map their students’ talent and provide them with relevant job opportunities.

Under the MoU, Monster India will manage and monitor campus recruitment activities of over 10,360 colleges approved by AICTE with a collective intake capacity of over 36 lakhs students. This comprises of students from various streams- engineering and technology; applied arts and craft; hotel management and catering; management; pharmacy and architecture and town planning.

Keeping to its larger vision of education, employment and employability, Monster India apart from creating and managing the platform will also provide facility for practice tests to check employability, identify skill gaps through assessment and suggest proactive measures to overcome it. The practice tests includes two aspects- general aptitude and core subject related. These tests are currently available for engineering streams and will be soon added for other streams as well. This non-exclusive agreement is a part of AICTE’s efforts towards improving campus placements and attracting maximum employer participation.

Speaking on this announcement, Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, said, “Such MoU will definitely help college students and fresher candidates seeking career opportunities. The young population is going to set the stage for a bright India tomorrow. It has been the endeavour of AICTE and colleges to provide the right platform and to ensure maximum students get employed. Keeping in line with this, we firmly believe that Monster India is one of the most credible names in the recruitment solutions industry to support us in making India an employable nation.”

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. Established in November 1945 first as an advisory body and later on in 1987 given statutory status by an Act of Parliament, AICTE is responsible for proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education and management education system in India. It is assisted by 10 Statutory Boards of Studies, namely, UG Studies in Eng. & Tech., PG and Research in Eng. and Tech., Management Studies, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Pharmaceutical Education, Architecture, Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Information Technology, Town and Country Planning. The AICTE has its headquarters building in Delhi on the Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, which has the offices of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and the Member Secretary, plus it has regional offices at Kanpur, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Bhopal, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Sanjay Modi, Managing Director (APAC & Middle East), Monster.com said, “At Monster India, our endeavour is to enhance employability by connecting right people to the right jobs. Our association with AICTE will allow greater access to students and colleges with a large pool of employers present on our data base and provide relevant job opportunities. We are aware of the huge skill demand and supply equation that currently exists in our country. However, we have 12 million people enter the workforce every year, the focus should be towards enhancing high level thinking skills, creativity, machine learning, and communication.”

Talking about skilling, Mr. Modi further added, “The changing global scenario and demographic transition has made it imperative to equip the workforce with necessary skills. The alignment of skills is directly linked to the dynamics of industry demand and supply. Skills need a life-cycle approach; this will ensure the kind of skills imparted to students and fresher candidates is marketable and allied to available jobs. Employability will certainly drive the future of India, but we need to be well equipped to lay a progressive foundation for jobs ahead.”

Monster India, India’s leading online career and recruitment resource with its cutting-edge technology provides relevant profiles to employers and relevant jobs to jobseekers across industry verticals, experience levels and geographies. More than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network. Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the widest and most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. Monster India started its operations in 2001. Headquartered in Hyderabad, the company has presence in 10 other cities of India viz., Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Ahmadabad, Baroda, Chandigarh, and Coc

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