Srinagar: Kashmir University’s Centre for Career Planning and Counselling (CCPC) held an online recruitment drive for the varsity’s PhD scholars from the Department of Statistics.
Three scholars from the department were offered job letters for their recruitment as Bio-Statisticians in a global healthcare firm, IQVIA.
Director CCPC Prof Mohammad Shafi three of 12 shortlisted scholars were selected on a permanent basis with a handsome salary package of Rs 9.6 lakh per-annum. The selectees include Rameesa Jan, Saima Manzoor and Aliya Syed Malik.
Prof Shafi said five more scholars are under consideration for jobs and will be appointed in the second phase of the recruitment drive.
This is the fifth recruitment drive organised by the CCPC this year.
“Initially the appointees will join as trainees for a period of two months and thereafter they will be inducted into permanent jobs,” he said.
Prof Shafi said a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is being worked out with IQVIA under which 15 students from the Department of Statistics will be recruited as Bio-Statisticians every year.
Further, he said, the M.Sc Statistics students will be imparted a 100-hour training module in their fourth semester, which will run parallel to their M.Sc programme.
“After this capacity-building training is over, the students will be taken over by the company for their global research projects (GRPs),” he said.
Head, Department of Statistics, Prof M A K Beigh thanked the Directorate of CCPC for organising the recruitment drive and offered all its support to the IQVIA firm in making the future recruitments from the department.
Beigh expressed satisfaction on the performance of the scholars during the interview and praised their dedication and commitment.
Consultants at CCPC Dr Bilal Pandow and Hina Kazimi were also present on the occasion and listed various procedures involved in the current recruitment process.