Bharathiar University Opens Part Time Employment Service Centre

Bharathiar University Opens Part Time Employment Service Centre

IN a novel attempt to support students hailing from economically weaker sections of the society, who step into higher education with difficulty, the Bharathiar University (BU) has opened a part-time employment service centre here on Thursday.

The centre called ‘University Centre for Students for Part-Time Employment Service’ will function at the Bishop Appasamy College, which is also the spot admission centre of the BU, at Race Course.

Initially, BU plans to help 10,000 students studying in its affiliated colleges in Coimbatore, Nilgiris and Erode to get part-time jobs to support their education and lessen the family burden.

One can log on to the website – www.buparttimejobssupport.org – to register with the BU and post the resume. The companies that browse the website will call the suitable candidate for interviews.

Inaugurating the centre and website, District Collector V Palanikumar, at a function held at Government Arts College, said that it is of utmost importance now to provide job-oriented education, while providing education for life.

Indicating the demand for jobs, the Collector said about two lakh candidates, who registered the district employment office, were awaiting jobs.

He also pointed out that the state was spending Rs.150 for unemployed SSLC candidates, Rs.200 for Plus-two completed candidates and Rs.300 for graduates, which though relatively less, was to assist these youth search for jobs and prepare for competitive examinations.

“College education is the right time to develop skills required to find suitable jobs. The part-time job service centre will be of good help,” the Collector said and added that such jobs could also support after completion of studies.

Further, he stated that students at government colleges should not feel inferior to others and work towards skill development.

Speaking on the occasion, BU Vice-Chancellor Prof G Thiruvasagam said the centre has increased the allocation for higher education by four percent in order to increase the access to higher education from seven percent to 20 percent.

“Unaffordable fee structure is one among the many bottlenecks for students to get into higher education,” the VC said while stressing the need for the opening of a part time job service centre.

The VC pointed out that 30 percent of students studying at the affiliated colleges had expressed interest in working part time. “The centre will provide a bridge between the job providers and job-seekers,” he said. Principal of Government Arts College M Nagamani was also present.