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Men overtake women in placement drive conducted by Bharathidasan University

BREAKING the pattern of women outshining men, more number of male students secured jobs in placement drives conducted by Bharathidasan University in academic year 2016-17. Of the 1,193 candidates who qualified, 681 men received offer letters. A total of 4,496 candidates participated in two job fairs held last year. Of this 1,196 received offer letters, account-ing for 57 per cent. Speaking to Express, N Prasanna, coordinator of Career and Counselling Cell (CCC), BDU, said, "More women secured jobs for almost three years. This lime, men made it to the top securing maximum number of offers." The reason for more men receiving offer letters is attributed to their willingness to relocate to place of work. At the top of the selected list
were students from arts and science streams, followed by engineering in IT field, Prasanna pointed out. Among 4,496 candidates, over 35 percent were from the arts and science courses (UG and PG), 20 per cent were MBA degree holders, about 10 per cent completed higher secondary schooling, ITI and Diploma courses, while the remaining 35 per cent were engineering graduates. The Career Counselling Cell (CCC) of BDU conducts at least two job fairs in an academic year. Last year two fairs were organised hosted in August 2016 and May 2017. Moving away from the routine practice of sending a circular to all colleges regarding job fairs, the CCC is using social media to publicise the fairs This resulted in the large footfall in the recent placement drives, Prasanna said adding that Students from 22 districts took part in the re-cent fair.

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