DUSU organises Delhi University’s first ever Job Fair

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The Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) organised their first ever job fair on June 11 and 12, 2013 at the Delhi University Sports Complex (North Campus).  The event saw the participation of representatives from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) and 45 private companies including Wipro, NIIT, VLCC, Convergys, ICICI, Axis Capital etc. The fair was inaugurated by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday.

The fair was conducted for all colleges and departments of the university. The two-day event acted as an opportunity for job seekers to be interviewed for opportunities across sectors such as IT, FMCG, real estate, health care, manufacturing, hospitality, retail and others. Students from other top educational institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Delhi College of Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia and Amity University also participated in the fair. The event was being organised by Ventex Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. On the success of the event, Manish Thakur, Director of Ventex Hospitality Pvt Ltd said:

“It was an excellent experience to work for and organise the Delhi University’s Job Fair which happened for the first time in history.”

Besides interacting with potential recruiters, students also availed of motivational speeches by Anurag Mishra, Director, MIB, Sheila Dixit, Chief Minister of New Delhi, Yoganand Shastri, Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly, Oscar Fernandes, Congress leader and other corporate personalities.  Around 20,000 students attended counseling sessions, personality development and other requisite trainings.

Ashok Bhagat, Cultural Secretary, DUSU informed the statistics with regard to the participation at the job fair.

“690 students were selected in the spot placement, 1200 students got internships, and 750 are shortlisted currently. The highest package was 6.5 lakhs and the minimum package given was 1.8 lakh. It’s the first time that DUSU took such an initiative and I am happy that the event ended on a successful note.”

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