31772a6dd13fa30012a6de614c7ac0fc9734955e5797a33812 Money And Knowledge: Microsoft to help SC-ST students get jobs

Microsoft to help SC-ST students get jobs

Microsoft and Bournville College of London have been roped in to train Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students for job interviews.
The three-month course on 'Personal Development', comprising developing the overall personality of students, improving written and spoken English and providing the basic computer knowledge, is slated to start from December.
Ten blocks, including six, in Nadia and four in Bongaon, have been selected where the course will be offered in the beginning. Each batch will have 20 students. The department is yet to decide the number of batches for these two districts.
The course will be offered to the students free of cost. Students who have completed their graduation will be eligible for the course though the selection will be made by Microsoft and Bournville.
The department will spend Rs 9,940 per student for the course apart from providing Rs 250 to each student per month as travel allowance.
State Backward Classes Welfare minister Upen Biswas said 660 students have registered and will now go through a selection procedure. "As per the agreement, Microsoft and Bournville will not only train students to face interviews but also arrange placements for them," Biswas said.