Bharathiar University (BU) to conduct job fairs for rural students

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Bharathiar University (BU) to conduct job fairs for rural students

Students from rural arts and science colleges will stand a bright chance of getting jobs as the Bharathiar University (BU) has decided to conduct job fairs exclusively for them.

The previous job fairs were conducted for all colleges affiliated to the varsity.

There was a massive response to the fair since 47,642 students took part in them and as many as 6,742 students got selected by the companies.

However, the varsity found that many students from city’s self-financing colleges were able to equip well themselves due to the facilities provided by their colleges and fair well in the interviews. Whereas, the Rural College Students who were bereft of the facilities suffered a setback.

Finding a solution to it, Vice-Chancellor Prof. G Thiruvasagam said “Our support will go for only rural students in future in order to provide them more employment opportunities.

He also said that many city colleges, where the fee is also high, can conduct job fairs by themselves, whereas the rural colleges cannot do so and hence the varsity will support them.

This apart, the varsity will conduct an exclusive job fair for girl students, but this will be common for all affiliated colleges without any difference of city or rural. In another move to help the rural students.

pursue higher education, the varsity has decided to allow the rural colleges to start post-graduate courses after one year of their formation.

Earlier, the colleges were required to run for five years with Under Graduate (UG) courses. Only then they would become qualified to run PG courses.

But the varsity’s Standing Committee on Academic affairs has found the students from rural areas have to come to the city to pursue their Post Graduate Programs, which is not cost-effective for them.

They have to stay in a hostel, and moreover, the fee may not be affordable too.

The distance sometimes hinders them from pursuing a higher degree and crippling their Career Opportunity.

The university will allow the colleges to run PG courses after a year of its formation, provided they succeed in arranging all facilities.

The previous job fair were for all students of the colleges affiliated to the university