Internshala Launches ‘India Employed’ to help Graduates find their Job

Internship and online training platform Internshala has rolled out an initiative ‘India Employed’ to help graduates build their career.Of the millions of students who graduate from Indian colleges every year, only 8-10% do so with a job offer in hand. Internshala has proposed internships as a solution to help the rest of the graduates build their careers.

Through the campaign, Internshala is pledging to help 50,000 graduates secure an internship by March 2018, aiming to tackle the problems of unemployability and skill gap.

Through this campaign, unemployed graduates who are unable to find suitable jobs can apply for internships with pre-placement offers matching their requirements. After the internship, the graduate has a chance to land a job in the same company.

The brands offering internships with pre-placement offers as a part of this campaign include Teach For India, Aditya Birla, OYO Rooms, Decathlon, and Sportskeeda. Graduates, irrespective of their year of study, can apply to over 1,600 internships.

“Every day at Internshala, we come across inspiring stories of graduates who undertook an internship to build their careers. We strongly believe that internships are a solution to the problem of unemployment and can help graduates acquire the skills they require to land their first jobs,” said Sarvesh Agrawal, founder and CEO of the platform. “While the government of India has identified skill building as a top national priority, our pledge to help graduates through ‘India UnEmployed’ can play a pivotal role in solving this and make a real impact.”

Internshala was founded in 2010 and provides internship opportunities to over 2 million users registered with it. Students and recent graduates can find internships in a diverse range of fields including engineering, management, applied arts, science, law, design, hotel management, architecture, and so on. In 2016-17, more than 4,00,000 internships (across different streams) were listed on Internshala with an average stipend of Rs. 7,500/- per month.

Part-time Job Rules in the UAE

Many employees in the UAE believe that having a part-time job if they employed elsewhere is illegal in the country and those flouting the rules will be penalised. That isn’t entirely true.Since 2010, the UAE’s Labour Law has provisions that allow an employee to opt for a part-time job along with a full-time one.

Expats who meet the conditions to be granted work permits based on the residency of their families. Expats alone in the city often toy with the idea of working on a part-time basis with a different employer, apart from their regular job.

There is often a misconception that you can't work part-time and you might be flouting law while doing so. The Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratization allows you to opt for a part-time job by obtaining a work permit.

Eligibility for a part-time work permit

A temporary work permit and a part-time work permit shall be issued to the following categories:
  •  Employees registered at the Ministry who hold valid labour cards.
  •  Persons who meet the conditions to be granted work permits based on the residency of their families.
  •  Students over 18 years of age.
  •  Government employees.
  •  The permits mentioned in the article may not be issued to a non-national employee who is over 65 years of age.
 The validity of the work permit:

The part-time work permit is valid for one year and must be renewed after the completion of the year.
Documents required:
  •  Valid passport and visa copy
  • One passport size photograph with white background
  • NOC from your existing full-time employer
  • Copy of your labour card / Emirates ID/labour contract
  • Labour Establishment card for  both companies; (if applicable)
  • Passport copy of the Sponsor (If you are sponsored by your husband or father)
Procedure of applying for a part-time permit

Once all your documents are in place, the prospective part-time employer has to submit them through Tasheel Authorised centre.

The part-time company has to submit the documents and make the following payment:
  •  Application fees of Dh153
  • Part-time labour card fees of Dh553
 One of the most important documents for procuring your part-time work permit is a No Objection Certificate from your existing employer.

The law says - Approval from the entity where the applicant works in case of part-time or temporary work if he works at another establishment.
Cases where the approval is not needed:
The Ministry may approve issuing the worker a temporary work permit without the need for the consent of the establishment where the employee works and without the necessary validity of his residency and labour card in the event that the employee has an ongoing labour complaint referred by the Ministry to the court.

The Ministry, at its discretion, may issue the employee a part-time work permit for more than one establishment.

Microsoft trains 30,000 youth, 26,000 teachers in one year

Microsoft has supported over 4,000 Indian start-ups, skill training for 30,000 youth and helped train 26,000 teachers while working with several state governments and not-for-profit organisations between April 2016 and March 2017 in India, a new report.

In its 2017 India Citizenship Report, Microsoft India said it recognises that India's entrepreneurial landscape would aid robust economic growth in the coming years and was committed to contributing to the Indian start-up growth story.The company supported and guided the start-ups with programmes like BizSpark, Microsoft Accelerator, among others.

BizSpark, a Microsoft flagship initiative is aimed at supporting early-stage start-ups. More than 100 Indian start-ups were selected under the BizSpark Plus programme in 2016-17 which helped them grow their customer base.

Microsoft Accelerator empowered start-ups on their journey to build great companies, working with market-ready start-ups and provide the tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise that they need to become successful companies.

The Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Programme served to accelerate the adoption of services such as Microsoft Azure and transform business and governance in a mobile-first and cloud-first world.Under Project Shiksha, Microsoft India trained over 8,124 teachers in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, impacting 361,000 students.

Under Project Saksham, Microsoft has conducted training for over 3,307 educators across 123 universities. These faculty members have, in turn, trained 1,126 of their peers. In 2016-17, 661 teachers across 21 universities were trained.

As part of the Microsoft Educator Community programme, the Maharashtra government adopted the QR Coded textbook idea catalysed by a Microsoft India Educator Rajintsinh Disale, which allows teachers to receive additional resources and information related to a textbook by simply scanning a QR code.

In line with government's Skill India vision, the company brought Predictive Analysis and Machine Learning technologies to education, healthcare and agriculture in partnership with several state governments.

The company's integrated cloud-first, mobile-first solutions have improved processes, productivity and mobility, in order to accelerate India's digital transformation.

Microsoft Philanthropies has invested over $10 million in cash and technology to transform the way non-profits deliver impact in India, offering educational opportunities to the next generation.

Indian Railways to recruit one lakh people

Indian Railways has decided to recruit one lakh people in the safety category (popularly known as sanraksha shreynee), according to a report published in Dainik Jagran’s local edition in UP’s Allahabad. The important part to note here is that these vacancies were on hold for a very long time. Reportedly, the Railways has given its nod for this big decision to ensure the safety of passengers. The ministry feels that to put a brake on the wheels of train accidents, it requires manpower in addition to latest technology, equipment and tools.

Several key decisions were taken in the meeting between zonal general managers and the entire board members on Sunday. The important meet was held via video conferencing. According to the report, the biggest decision taken in the meeting is of recruitment of 1 lakh people in safety category.

The board took many game changer kind of decisions in order to implement what Railway minister Piyush Goyal ordered in the past for the betterment of the Indian Railways and to ensure the safety of passengers. Noteworthy, Railways minister Piyush Goyal adopted positive approach right after the first marathon meeting he held with members of the railway board.

The junior and senior section engineers will be recruited in the safety category.

Moreover, assistant station master and guards will also be recruited in Railways.

Fifty percent posts in Group C will be filled by means of Railway Recruitment Board (RRB).

Also, 50 percent vacant posts of Group D will be filled through RRB and the rest half will be filled through Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC).

Internshala Launches ‘India Employed’ to help Graduates find their Job

Internship and online training platform Internshala has rolled out an initiative ‘India Employed’ to help graduates build their care...