JAMMU: The Education Department Tuesday launched an exclusive web portal with updated information on job openings, admissions, scholarships, entrance tests and other career opportunities for the youth within and outside the state as an initiative to provide guidance on career advancement and counseling to the students.
The web portal was launched by Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar here this morning. Legislator, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Principal Secretary School Education, Shalin Kabra, Commissioner Secretary Higher Education, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, State Project Director for RMSA/SSA, Saugat Biswas, Director School Education, Jammu, Ms Babila Rakwal and other officers of the Education Department were also present.
The career information portal -www.jkkn.co.in/cip.php – is available on Jammu and Kashmir Knowledge Network (JKKN) Website.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that the new web portal will make available all the career related information to the youth including job opening, admissions, entrance tests, examinations, scholarships etc at single stop. “It will also provide easy access to notifications regarding various exams, government and other recruitments, important dates for filling up the forms and required syllabus for the given exams,” he said and added that most of the times the youth in remote areas and villages of the state don’t have access to such information. “They are either unaware or they miss important dates for filling up the forms,” he said.
The Minister said that information regarding various national and international fellowships, institutes which fund education abroad, foreign education opportunities, corporate sector job openings shall also be provided on this portal.
The Minister said that in its future endeavor, the Department would bring employers and employees together on this user-friendly platform. He said the website would offer the State’s youth an opportunity not only to find jobs suited to their interests and capabilities, but also create resumes, and submit applications online. “Once registered, the portal will keep them updated on the career opportunities and vacancies free of cost. Employers can readily access their resumes, find suitable candidates, and the portal will facilitate direct communication with them,” he said.
The website has been developed and designed by Vikrant Singh, from Doda, who is a part of JKKN team, which is headed by Mayur Khaire, Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellow.