Chronicle Reporter, Indore
Chaos erupted in placement drive at Industrial Training Institute on Wednesday as nearly 4,000 candidates turned up on the campus against 300 posts on offer in a corporate company. Police had to be called in to control the situation as aspirants staged protest and manhandled staff fearing missing the opportunity to secure job.
A team from Procter & Gamble visited the ITI at Nanda Nagar for open placement drive. The company had invited ITI pass outs from Indore division for 300 jobs across the state. The institute expected that around 800 to 1,000 candidates would register themselves for the jobs. However, the turnout was quite huge.
“Around 4,000 candidates turned up at the college for the placement drive. We did not expect candidates turning out in such a large number. We had arranged facilities for a limited number of candidates,” said ITI principal Rajesh Kapil.
Candidates from places including Dhar, Jhabau, Pithampur and Sanver thronged the ITI. Seeing the unexpected crowd, the college management had to call police to manage the job seekers.
Placement drive extended by a day
Only 800-900 students could take written exams on Wednesday which was the first stage of two-stage selection process. The company asked remaining candidates to return on Thursday for exam. “The company has extended the placement drive by one day,” ITI principal said.
The recruiting team has also called eight to 10 company employees for written exams on Thursday. The plan is to hold exam for remaining candidates on Thursday, the principal said.