BHUBANESWAR: Though the special recruitment drive being organised by the State Government is receiving a sound response, if the steadily increasing online registrations is something to go by, confusion regarding eligibility for participation in the drive persists.
According to the website for the special recruitment drive, any person who had passed B Tech, M Tech, B Pharm, M Pharm, MCA and MBA in and after 2000 from an institute in Odisha is eligible to apply.
But students who have not passed out of colleges affiliated to Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) are not sure if they can apply under the drive. Even though an 'Other' option has been provided in the institute section of the registration page of the Website, the confusion persists.
A senior BPUT official said though the Employment and Technical Education and Training (ETET) Department and Directorate of Technical Education and Training (DTET) are collaborating in the drive, BPUT will fund the drive entirely.
He added that currently only BPUT students can participate in the drive, but a final call on the matter is yet to be taken.
Besides, the management students who have passed out of different autonomous institutes too are not sure whether they can participate in the drive as the 'course' section on the registration page provides only 'MBA' as an option. Autonomous management institutes can offer PGDM certificates and not MBA.
The drive is scheduled to begin from September 17 and more than 15,000 candidates have registered for the drive till Saturday night. Out of this, more than 3,800 candidates have paid the registration fee of `100.
A source, familiar with the logistics of the drive admitted that the massive scale at which the initiative is being executed requires a stronger and more connected management team.
With less than 20 days to go for the recruitment drive, the core committee is yet to address some fundamental issues on the basis of which the placements will take place. Sources said till date about 100 companies have verbally assured about their participation in the special drive but no written confirmation have been received yet.