With an objective to provide an opportunity to the physically challenged students, Educop World Corporation and SV Polytechnic hosted a campus recruitment drive exclusively for them..

BPO outsourcing solutions company, Aegis, in association with Directorate General of Employment and Training of Government of India organised the campus recruitment drive.

“Under the scheme social responsibility towards society, the drive was organized to empower the talented disabled students by providing them training and job,” said assistant director of Directorate General of Employment and Training, Narendra Kumar, adding it was for the first time that such drive was organized in the state capital.

“Government of India provides 90 per cent EPF to the employer who recruits physically challenged students in such drives,” Kumar added.

On being asked about the criteria of selecting the students for the job, Aegis officials said that they selected students with a good voice and able to work.

“Most of the participants selected were either polio affected or suffering from some other form of disabilities. But talent was common among them. They were all students with a good voice and passion to work hard. We will provide them training before they take up the actual job,” assistant manager, human resources department of Aegis, S Raghunathan said.

Raghunathan claimed that Aegis has a special policy of recruiting physically challenged candidates. “Aegis has almost 1 per cent staff with some disability and all of them are working like normal employees,” he said.

When contacted, physically disabled participants hailed the idea of campus drive exclusively for them.

“This is a noble concept. I was in dire need of a job but most of the time my candidature was getting rejected owing to my disability. I am hoping to get a decent job ,” a candidate of the campus drive, Krishna Sharma said. Hehad come from Hoshangabad.

“We had received registration of around 450 students from various parts of the state,” principal of SV Polytechnic, Ashish Dongre said, adding students passed out from our polytechnic also participated in the drive. Similar drive will be organised in Jabalpur on August 27 and 28, 2013.

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