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AICTE To Launch Academic Networking Site & Job Portal

Looks like The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), which is predominantly a certification agency for institutions offering technical education in India, is now aiming to play a bigger role by networking its affiliated colleges, for creating a resource pool and connecting students. After partnering Microsoft for deploying the company’s solutions, the governing body for technical education in India, is now planning to launch a networking site that will allow students to interact with each other and faculty members for their academic projects, in addition to offering an in-house job portal, reports The Indian Express.

Inter-college network: According to AICTE Chairman, SS Mantha, the networking site will interconnect 7.5 million students enrolled across AICTE-approved institutions linked through AICTE issued e-mail IDs, and will enable them to interact with each other and faculty members for academic pursuits.  It will also help AICTE to check copy-paste job in research papers since the body intends to set-up an online repository. In addition to this, a search engine on Project Factory will be able to quickly throw up abstracts of research works of interest to anyone to benefit students, he informed.

Job portal: The report mentions that AICTE has already collected a database of students semester wise and will be uploading them to the site associating them to the AICTE issued email ids. Students will also be able to post their CVs (Curriculum Vitae) and search for a suitable job, free of charge.

According to another report by Deccan Herald,  the Council has compiled a database of 8,000 companies in varying sectors and will upload them on the portal to assist students. Employers will also be able to login and search for potential candidates. Currently, job portals like Naukri.com, Monster.com charge a fee to post a job application nor do they allow the applicants to contact the company directly. Although students are allowed to post job applications for free, AICTE has not made it clear whether employers will be able to check the database of job applications for free.

Recently, AICTE announced that it is deploying Microsoft‘s Live@edu, a hosted communication and collaboration service that offers email, Microsoft Office Web Apps, instant messaging and storage, over the next three months to more than 10,000 technical colleges and institutes throughout India making  Microsoft’s largest cloud customer.

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