The city-based Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom conducted ‘Chemcareers India 2013’ at the IICT here on Friday.
The day-long event offered a platform for those who have pursued or are pursuing a study of chemical sciences to explore career options available to them and also provided an opportunity to companies and institutions to choose potential candidates for recruitment. About 700 students tested their luck while seven chemical firms and two universities put up their stalls.
Addressing the students, British deputy high commissioner in Hyderabad Andrew McAllister said that there was an increasing collaboration between the UK and India in education and research.
He said UK was one of the most preferred destinations for students around the world. “According to a global survey, UK produces most employable graduates every year. This is because of the existence of some of the best universities there,” McAllister said.
Hailing the potential of Indian students, Julie Franklin of Royal Society of Chemistry said, “The aim of this programme is to widen the horizon of the students and to give them an opportunity to explore newer avenues in the field of chemical sciences.”
Nalian Pant of IIT-Delhi and fromer IICT director AV Rama Rao also spoke .