Mumbai University is planning to launch its own revenue generating job search engine exclusively for its students & alumni, where students can surf for the latest updates on jobs availability across sectors.
Director, Department of Economics, Neeraj Hatekar who is in charge of the project said that a prototype of the portal is already ready and soon a dry run will be initiated to test the serch engine's potential. The portal will display information of students like academic records, skill-set & aptitude, which can be viewed by prospective employers across the globe. Once an employer shortlists a profile, they will need to get in touch with the placement cell of the college to get in touch with the student. The advantage of having such a portal is that colleges, where companies usually don't visit, will also get visibility. The revenue generated through this interchange will be shared by the college and Mumbai University. In addition, all affiliate colleges stand to get incentives, if they offer job-oriented courses.
Some of the main features of the portal:
Students will be able to search for jobs
Alumni can post job advertisements
Online database of seven lakh students available in the first year itself
Employers can also make use data of alumni
- Profiles of alumni on LinkedIn, if tagged with with the keyword 'Mumbai University', will automatically show up on the portal
Through the portal, students from rural areas can also reach the employers.
Additional features of the portal include:
- Provision for alumni to connect with their batch mates & teachers
- Organise events using connections from the portal
In excahnge for all the above services, each student will be charged INR 100 as a one-time registration fee.
A professor of Mumbai University said that it is a great idea to bring all students under one roof. He however added that it will be challenging for the university to handle such a huge database.