The University Employment Information and Guidance Bureau, functioning with the assistance of
The Bureau has a Chief, a Deputy Chief, a Clerk and a Peon. Dr. M. Padmanabhan, Professor, School of Chemical Sciences is the Chief and Sri. V. Krishnakumar, Employment Officer is the Deputy Chief. Since Dr. Padmanabhan proceeded on leave, Dr. A.P Thomas, Director,
The Bureau is now functioning in the new building from 11.6.2008. The new building has two class rooms on upstairs, a library, office room, rooms for Chief and Deputy Chief in the down stairs.
Bureau collects information regarding job opportunities, job oriented new courses, institutions which imparts professional courses.
One of the major functions of this bureau is to conduct coaching classes for the competitive examinations conducting at the state and national levels. We give awareness to the trends and techniques resorted in the examinations to evaluate student’s intelligence, problem solving capacity, knowledge of the subject etc. Individual guidance is also given here to the candidate to choose professional courses and jobs by evaluating their talents, interest, skill, aptitude, family background etc. The Bureau conducts coaching classes for the UGC/CSIR NET examinations (with the financial assistance of UGC). Bureau also conducts coaching programmes for the different examinations conducted by the various recruiting agencies like Public Service Commission, Banks, Staff Selection Commission etc. Admission to the above courses are often limited to 40 students. This year we have conducted 12 such coaching programmes and 424 students got benefited.
Another work of the bureau is to equip the candidates to face various types of interviews. Discussions and mock interviews help them to project their communication skill development, intellectual development, professional development, social skill development etc. Deputy Chief has conducted 49 group discussions this year and 351students participated in the programme.
Bureau also conducts one day Career Seminars in colleges to create awareness among the students on career opportunities and skill development. Seminars would focus mainly on career trends in
The coaching programme exclusively for SC/ST and minority community candidates to prepare them for the Civil Services Preliminary examination with UGC assistance started on 17.11.2008 and continued up to April 2009. One of the participants got selected for the main examination.
Deputy Chief visits at least 3 colleges under the jurisdiction of the University as well as 2 Town Employment Exchanges, a Juvenile home and an I.T.I every month for delivering career talks. Career talk mainly focus on employment trends, competitive examinations, interview techniques, job oriented courses etc. This year Deputy Chief delivered 23 career talks and 1729 students got benefited by this programme. 123 students were given Individual Guidance by the Deputy Chief during this year.
Bureau in association with
Professionally qualified can register their names with this bureau for their better prospects. During this year 04 candidates registered their names. A total of 295 job seekers have been registered until this date.
This Bureau has a functional library and it has at present 546 books and other study materials. Publications like the Hindu, Kerala Gazette, Employment News, PSC Bulletin, Thozhil Vartha, Thozhil Veedhi, University News of AIU, Competition Success Review etc are currently subscribed and are readily made available for reference to the visitors.