Bhubaneswar: In order to provide employment, the central placement cell of technical education department is carrying out campus drives at various ITI and diploma colleges in Odisha.
The cell, which has been established in 2014, has already conducted 83 campus drives and placed as many as 2,218 students in various firms. While 16,282 candidates from ITIs have registered, a total of 19,847 diploma students have been registered at the cell.
The placement cell head about 30 campus drives in 2016 for the diploma and ITI students.
Recently, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd based in Maharashtra took part in the drive. It was held for diploma students, said an official of the placement cell.
He said students having 60 percent in mechanical engineering took part in the drive.
While the central placement holds recruitment drives on its own, the diploma and ITI colleges are also holding campus selections in their respective institutes.
The central placement cell registers all students currently studying in the final year of the government engineering schools and polytechnics. Students who graduated these courses during the past five years are also allowed to register.
Before appearing for the interview, students sign an undertaking that they are willing to sit for the interview. Once a company selects a student and the offer is accepted, they are no longer considered for any other interview and their name appears in the list of those placed.