May 23, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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New ‘employment policy’ on the anvil in State: CM Bommai

Belagavi: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Thursday announced that his government plans to introduce a new employment policy soon which will lay impetus on job creation and reduce unemployment in Karnataka state.
Speaking after inaugurating the Jobs Fair at the Gogte Engineering College here held under the auspices of the Skills Development Corporation, the chief minister said the jobless youths were being given an honorary employment dole to encourage them to find employment. The government will henceforth encourage such institutions which are engaged in generating higher number of employment opportunities, he said.
Bommai said the government thrust and focus will now be on enhancing the quality of education, skills and creation of employment opportunities. The new education policy lays stress on job vocational courses and work closely with the industry and its demands, he said.
The chief minister also said there is a need to upgrade higher education and professional courses to global learning standards and hence the Higher Education and Skills Development Departments are working in unison to this effect. 
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for IT-BT, Science & Technology, Higher Education and Skills Development Dr C N Aswath Narayan said it is the responsibility of the government to ensure that students find jobs which are commensurate with their skills and level of education which is the whole idea of launching ‘jobs for all’ programme by the government.
He said six universities in the state will be upgraded to the status of ‘University of Eminence’ and seven government-run engineering colleges in the state will be developed further to the level of IITs in Karnataka. Dr Narayan said the government will come up with an action plan within a month to develop Vishweswaraiah Technical University, which is headquartered in Belagavi. 
Ministers Shashikala Jolle, Basavaraj Byrathi and legislator Abhaya Patil were also present.
BoxThousands throng job fairMore than 5,000 job aspirants who are mainly BE, Diploma and ITI graduates from Belagavi and the neighbouring districts of Dharwad, Gadag, Vijayapura, Bagalkot, Uttar Kannada thronged the jobs fair held at the Gogte Engineering College premises in Belagavi. More than 5,400 students had registered their names in the skill portal by Wednesday evening to attend the fair. 
Fifty seven companies including HP, Ola, HCL, Wipro, Byjus, Narayana Group, Tatas, and Toyota participated in the fair and separate counters were erected by these companies which made it easier for students to reach specific counters and attend interviews. Besides this, 14 companies had participated virtually.
Caption: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai inaugurating the Jobs Fair at the Gogte Engineering College premises in Belagavi on Thursday. The fair was held under the auspices of the Skills Development Corporation. Minister for Higher Education and Skills Development Dr C N Aswath Narayan, ministers Basavaraj Byrathi, Shashikala Jolle and MLA Abhaya Patil are also seen.

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