MHRD joins hands with LinkedIn to facilitate student placement

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with leading global professional networking website LinkedIn in an effort to open new employment avenues for Indian students.

The agreement allows all Indian colleges affiliated with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to adopt LinkedIn’s ‘Placements’, a unique product that helps young professionals apply to jobs at top companies, a company statement said.

“We’re excited to work with the HRD ministry and AICTE to help students get greater access to the ‘Placements’ product. Our objective with ‘Placements’ is to help the country’s best talent get access to job opportunities, regardless of their location. We hope to bring students closer to their dream jobs through this platform,” said Akshay Kothari, Country Manager and Head of Product, LinkedIn India.

The ‘Placements’ project was initiated by LinkedIn in November 2015 to provide a level-playing field to students regardless of the location of their colleges. It allows students to take an online assessment test, which gives them access to vacancies in 35 top companies in India.

Within eight weeks of its launch, ‘Placements’ received 1.2 million job applications and more than 200,000 student registrations.

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