IIT Bombay, NASSCOM come together for a job fair

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Updated on Feb 3, 2020 13:35 IST

The job fair fascinated overall 12 firms consisting of both SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and MNCs. To the job fair, only those students were invited who scored high marks in the online tests held by the Spoken Tutorial project.

Spoken Tutorial Project of IIT Bombay in association with NASSCOM held a one-day job fair on January 31 at IIT Bombay. Bankrolled by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, the Spoken Tutorial Project is a Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs based IT-software training project of the National Mission on Education through ICT. As per an official statement from IIT Bombay, the job fair fascinated overall 12 firms consisting of both SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and MNCs. To the job fair, only those students were invited who scored high marks in the online tests held by the Spoken Tutorial project.

Only a few students could make it to the job fair out of more than 800 students who applied for it. By the end of the day, more than 30 students were selected by several companies and three students got offer letters on the spot from Rave Technologies. To create such a rich pool of opportunities for academic organisations, this is for the first time that NASSCOM and the Spoken Tutorial Project of IIT Bombay collaborated. As per the official statement, the initiative was also admired by the industry, more so by SMEs that found a big number of students to be employment worthy.

As far as the Spoken Tutorial is concerned, last year, the Spoken Tutorial project offered training to about 50, 00,000 students on several IT topics that is supposed to help them do well in studies and increase their employment potential. It has been doing a brilliant job of empowering students.

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