Along with its in-house job portal, AICTE also plans to launch the academic networking website and a repository of doctorate papers to check for duplication and cheating. This academic networking site plans to interconnect 7.5 million students who are enrolled in AICTE-approved institutions linked through email IDs. AICTE issues e-mail IDs to each of the students of the technical institutes approved by it. It has recently emerged as the biggest customer of Microsoft’s cloud solution as it will begin deploying Live@edu soon.

Job portal for AICTE approved colleges

Academic website in works (Image Credit: Getty Images)

The AICTE is working on a Project Factory, a repository that has been aimed at capturing abstracts of all post graduate projects in an online bank. All these abstracts of research work will be available to industry stakeholders and research labs. So, those interested can get in touch with the concerned student. This project has proposed that the employment portal will possess every student’s semester-wise results online and link it to the CV of the student. Moreover, the CV will automatically be forwarded to HRD heads. So, they can select a particular student depending upon the vacancy. This step has been taken to spruce up the placement process which will be beneficial to both students and companies. Although students can upload their CVs for free, we aren’t sure if it’s the same with the employers.

It will be deploying Microsoft’s Live@edu to more than 10,000 technical colleges and institutions, across the nation over the next three months. Microsoft Office 365 will also be deployed by AICTE when it is made available later this year, providing access to Microsoft Exchange Online e-mail and calendar, Microsoft SharePoint Online, Microsoft Lync Online and Microsoft Office Professional. On the job portal front, the Council has supposedly collected e-mail ids of HR departments of various companies and will upload them on the portal to assist students as well, something we do not see in the existing job portals that are run by private companies.

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