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Goa is a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 16th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.

Area: 3,702 km²
Population: 2.1 million (2015)
Capital: Panaji
City: Mapusa, Siolim, Vasco, Margoa, Ponda,

Goa University, established in June 1985 by an Act of Goa Government, is located on a scenic campus spread over 427.49 acres area of Taleigao plateau overlooking the Zuari Estuary, within close vicinity of the capital city of Panaji, in North Goa. The Campus, having easy availability by road, rail and air, is well organized and beautiful in nature. Goa University, the only University in the State is committed to its motto - dissemination of knowledge, as inscribed in its emblem Learning is Divine. Following the liberation of Goa and with considerable backing of the Government, the University of Bombay, established a Centre for Post-Graduate Instruction and Research in June 1965 in Panaji. This subsequently grew into the seat of post-graduate education (master's and doctoral) in the state of Goa. The staff of this Centre formed the core faculty for post-graduate education of the newly formed Goa University. With a modest beginning with only a few departments in the temporary premises during early years, the University moved to its present location on Taleigao Plateau in 1992 with its own buildings designed by the famous architect Shri. Satish Gujral. The campus became the main campus of the university. Besides being the most important location for post-graduate studies, it also serves as the academic nerve-centre of the higher education system in Goa. Today Goa University is a university of affiliated colleges, 55 of which are distributed across Goa, 30 in general education, 25 in professional education, with total enrolment of about 28,000. Most of these are enrolled in undergraduate programmes and the main campus which is primarily for post-graduate and doctoral students has an enrolment of about 2,000. Interestingly, a large majority of students enrolled in the various programmes are women. Presently, Goa University has 12 faculties of which 6 faculties operate on the campus with 24 Departments and 3 Research Centers that offer post-graduate education in the State of Goa. Goa University has always been a favorite choice for academic pursuits of students aspiring higher education in the State. The University teaching Departments, have incorporated a wide-range of advanced and inter-departmental/ interdisciplinary teaching components and research methods in almost all Programmes/courses.The University has been one of the earliest to introduce the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) with modular courses in all the campus based PG programmes as recommended by UGC. Many of the post-graduate programmes are designed keeping in mind the industrial requirements and societal needs in perspective, and are intended to offer gainful employment opportunities. All the PG programmes include Dissertation work to promote research temperament among the students. With the introduction of CBCS, the evaluation process of all the PG programmes has become 100% internal with 50% weightage for continuous Intra Semester Assessment (ISA) and the remaining 50% to Semester End Assessment (SEA).

Career Counselling and Placements Cell

OBJECTIVES:

  1. To collect information on job avenues and placements available in different Institutions /Corporate Houses/Industrial Houses etc and to synergise the technical expertise/manpower requirement / skills etc with the academic programs/curricula /training that the University offers.
  2. To analyse information in the local, regional and national contexts to explore its relevance and utility for the students in their placements and on job-training.
  3. To organize seminars and guidance workshops for informing students about the emerging professional trends and events, job profiles, leadership roles, entrepreneurship, market needs and risks and implementation of national socio-economic policies and to impart training in soft skills.
  4. To promote discipline, healthy outlook and positive attitude towards for national integration and removal of narrow provincial preferences and prejudices.

The experienced Recruitment/Placements team offers Manpower consultancy to the Candidates of Goa state and all over the country and 2 overseas countries. The consultancy activities, particularly outside the University, have strengthened the desire to apply recent methods amongst potential users in HR industry, medicine and other fields. HR departments and research institutes approach the Recruitment/Placements/HR team for help to fulfil the Manpower requirement.

Many engineering firms around Goa are aware of the Manpower consultancy services available in the Recruitment/Placements firm and approach it for help on their own. In the last 21 years, the Consultancy agency has helped a number of industrial units in connection with their Recruitment/Placements, Manpower and HR products. There is a lot of Consultancy demand in the overseas as well.

The role of the Career Counselling and Placements Cell is to counsel the candidates, target the requirement and provide them the Recruitment/Placements, Manpower and HR products. We also impart training on soft skill. Many times, a complexity in such a Manpower consultancy reaches the scale of a research work. The industrial units are now aware of how much they can save or can earn more by approaching the Recruitment/HR firm. Sometimes, a consultancy activity results in fulfilling the recruitment/Placements and Manpower of the HR department.

TESTIMONIALS

I have been associated with Mr. Ravi Mirchandani for the last 8 years. He has taken our organisation to greater heights and has helped my company streamline our entire approach and made it customer centric.

-Rajesh Bathija

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