Arunachal, 21th October: Labour & Employment Minister Tumke Bagra on Monday inaugurated the first-of-its-kind Employability enhancement programme coaching course for non-engineering students of various colleges under Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), through video conference.

As many as 170 students from JN College, Pasighat; Indira Gandhi College, Tezu; Dorjee Khandu Government College, Tawang; Donyi Polo Government College, Karki; and Binny Yanga Government Women’s College, Lekhi, along with the principals and faculty members of the colleges attended the programme.

Labour & Employment Secretary Pranav Tayal informed that “the programme won’t solely impart employability skills however it will give a chance to the youth to participate in Tata consultancy Services’ (TCS) placement programme.” RGU vice-chancellor professor Saket Khushwaha, who also attended the videoconference, encouraged the youths to enthusiastically participate within the programme, saying the skills learnt in the programme would hold them in a good position.

Bagra in his address commended the joint efforts of the National Career Service (Model Career Centre, Itanagar), the Labour & Employment Department, RGU, and also the TCS team, for organizing the event and suggested to the TCS to conduct additional such programmes in the future, covering more colleges of the state.

The free-of-cost coaching course is going to be conducted by the TCS in association with the National Career Service and the Labour & Employment Department, as part of the TCS’ CSR activity. The Employability enhancement programme will offer a chance to the students of Arunachal Pradesh to learn vital skills to contend in the job market. Also, it will benefit to conjointly specialise in enhancing and improving the confidence level of the participants and harnessing their communication skills and analytical reasoning, with the thought of preparing the students for quality placement.

Among others, Labour Commissioner, Ojing Daring, Joseph Sunil Nallapalli from the TCS, and also the Joint Director of Employment of the National Institute for Career Service, R Aswanikumar attended the video conference. (DIPR)