Chennai: The Madras University’s job fair for disabled people attracted more than 300 candidates from across the city on Saturday. Companies including Amazon, Accenture, Infosys, TVS Motors have shortlisted more than 100 candidates for various roles including software developers, programmers, accounts and administration.
If selected these candidates would receive a salary up to ₹3lakh a year, officials from the university said.
In association with Youth 4 Jobs, National Career Service and Special Employment office, the university organised the fair for differently abled candidates on Saturday. “The event has received a very good response. Thirty companies have conducted interviews to shortlist the candidates. We expect more than 100 job offers from companies from this drive,” said T M Sridhar, placement officer of the university.
Accenture senior analyst Jitendra Sharma said the quality of the candidates was so good. “We will issue offer letters to the shortlisted candidates after another round of an interview,” he said.
Candidates said that it provided them an opportunity to attend multiple interviews for many job roles.
Nowshath Ali, MBA graduate and visually challenged candidate, attended interviews in four companies including Infosys, Amazon and Accenture on Saturday. “I was shortlisted for next rounds in two companies and confident of getting a job offer,” he said.
Sujai, another candidate, said, “The organisers have arranged volunteers to communicate between the hearing impaired candidates and the companies. It is a nice initiative,” he said.
City police commissioner Shankar Jiwal inaugurated the job fair.