Wednesday, 16 November 2016

LinkedIn to facilitate Indian students with placements

LinkedIn to facilitate Indian students with placements  
MNC ties-up with MHRD to create exuberant job opportunities for students

In a recent development, leading Business and Employment Social Networking Service Website- LinkedIn has inked Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), which is aimed to create a big basket of job opportunities for Indian students across the country. LinkedIn has recently launched its new and innovative "Placements" product which will provide a platform to the students of all Engineering Institutions across the country affiliated with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to register themselves for the Job Search.

This "Placements" product provides a selfsame level playing ground for students by allowing them to take an online assessment test, irrespective of their location or college, giving them direct access to countless openings in 35 top corporates across the country.

While announcing the details about the new initiative, Akshay Kothari, Country Manager and Head of Product, LinkedIn India said, "Our objective with "Placements" is to help India's best talent get access to job opportunities, regardless of their location. With this partnership, we are excited to see our vision quickly become a reality”. Assessed in November 2015, LinkedIn has opened "Placements" in September 2016 to students at all colleges and universities in India.

In merely eight weeks of launch, over two lakh students registered and there were over 1.2 million job applications through this product.

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