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SKUAST-K holds career counselling at Wadura campus 



SKUAST-K holds career counselling

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Srinagar, Jan 5: Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir held a career counselling event at Wadura campus.

The event was organised by the university’s Faculty of Agriculture under World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project.

Sabzar Ahmad Ganie, 2019 batch Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) qualifier, delivered a motivational lecture and conducted the counselling of the agriculture students. The aim of the event was to motivate students towards competitive exams like IAS, IPS, KAS etc.

While discussing the strategies for the cracking the competitive exams, Ganie discussed his journey to UPSC qualification from planning, time management, syllabus, books to ‘Dos and Don’ts’.

The lecture was followed by a brainstorming interactive session. wherein the queries raised by the students and their doubts were cleared by the guest.

Dean Agriculture, Prof AH Hakeem presided over the session. Prof Raihana Habib Kanth and Prof Mohammad Ashraf Bhat emphasised on overall skill development of the students. Dr Aijaz Qureshi ASWO FoA wadura organised the programme.

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KU’S Economics Deptt lauds Tanveer for securing second rank in IES  



Economics Deptt lauds Tanveer

Srinagar,  Aug 1:  Kashmir University’s Department of Economics congratulated it’s alumni Tanveer Ahmad Khan for securing All India Rank-2 in the prestigious Indian Economic Services (IES) 2020.

Tanveer a student of batch 2016 -17 is the first candidate to qualify All India Economic Services Exam, which is an extremely professional service engaging with economic administration and development policy implementation.

Department of Economics is one of the oldest economics departments in North India. “It has a tradition of training extremely talented students and scholars. Remarkably, over the recent past our students have made it to the highest research centres and Universities across India and abroad,” it said in a statement.

“Within J&K our students constitute the majority in Higher Education, Department of Planning as well as in the Subordinate Services.”

In this march towards excellence this rare feat achieved by Khan is going to give a new “big push” to the efforts underway at the department to scale new heights in shaping the future of extremely talented youth, said HOD Economics Department Prof Imtiyaz Ul Haq.

The entire faculty, supporting staff, students and alumni of the department congratulate Tanveer Ahmad Khan and wish him all the best for his future.

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KU hands over industry placement letters to 9 students



Job placement letters to students

Srinagar, May 26: Kashmir University’s prestigious Centre for Career Planning and Counseling (CCPC) Wednesday offered job letters to nine more varsity students hired by a leading healthcare firm.

The students from the varsity’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Department have been hired by ‘Fortune 500’ firm for their global life sciences projects and will have to perform their tasks in the work-from-home model for now.

Speaking during an online event, Director CCPC Prof Mohammad Shafi highlighted the activities the Centre has initiated in the domains of coaching and placements.

“Due to the ongoing pandemic situation, both our domains (coaching and placements) have been shifted to digital platforms where our work is going on satisfactorily,” he said.

He said until now, 59 students from the varsity have been placed in three phases: 24 in first phase, 26 in second phase and 09 in third phase.

“Our students have been placed with IQVIA, a reputed healthcare MNC. We look forward to more campus placements which is an ongoing process,” he said.

Prof Shafi urged students to work with dedication and commitment to become brand ambassadors of not only the University of Kashmir but of the entire Union Territory.

“Working with MNCs is an opportunity for great learning and experience,” he said, thanking Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad for his continued support to endeavours of the CCPC.

Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at KU Prof Mubashir Masoodi was also present on the occasion.

Congratulating the CCPC team for its efforts to facilitate campus recruitments, Prof Masoodi urged students to face all challenges with seriousness and dedication.

Later, Prof Shafi and Prof Masoodi distributed e-job offer letters among the selectees.

Consultants at CCPC Dr Bilal Ahmad Pandow and Hina Kazmi were also present on the occasion.

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30,000 J&K youth to get jobs in MNCs



30000 Jobs in MNCs

Himayat inks MoUs with 3 companies in presence of Secy RDD

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Jammu, Jan 28: About 30,000 Himayat trained youth from J&K will get jobs in three MNCs, Secretary Rural Development Department Sheetal Nanda said on Thursday.

The Himayat Mission Management Unit (HMMU) Thursday signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with as many leading companies at Panchayat Bhawan Jammu for placement and industrial tie-ups.

The MoU between Himayat and Multi-National Companies – Sodexo India Services Pvt Ltd, ISS Facility Services India Pvt Ltd and ISS SDB Security Services Pvt Ltd – was signed in presence of Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kapil Sharma, Vice President and Head HR Operations of ISS and Sodexo respectively.

Sodexo is a leading company offering a bouquet of services to Corporates, Health Care Institutions and Universities while ISS is one of the world’s leading workplace services companies operating in over 74 countries and is a significant player in Facility Management and Professional Services industry in India.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary said, “The objective of these MoUs is to create more opportunities of employment for the youth of J&K who are undergoing training or have completed their training under Himayat. These two leading companies will help the PIAs to understand the requirements and demands of the Corporate sector.” She also stated that these companies have committed to secure placement of as many as 30,000 candidates trained under Himayat.

Earlier, Secretary chaired a meeting to review the performance of 13 Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) of HMMU. She directed the implementing agencies to speed up the training and placement of youth enrolled under Himayat programme. She asked the PIAs to devise a strategy for timely achievement of targets. She stressed that PIAs should reach out to the youth of J&K for providing them with employment opportunities and career in the private sector.

Secretary stressed on expediting the mobilization activities, counselling sessions, filling up of the training centre by 50 per cent following the social distancing norms.

Himayat is Skill Development-cum-Placement programme for unemployed youth especially school and college drop-outs in Jammu and Kashmir with focus on the placement of youth in a befitting manner commensurate with the level of education and aspiration of youth.

The COO highlighted achievements of the programme saying that more than 18000 candidates have been trained while about 7600 have been provided employment in the Corporate sector in various companies.


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