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Information Technology Minister Poongothai Aladi Aruna presents a prize to a participant of ‘fuerza 2ka' on Friday. S. Priyadarshan, CEO, Apollo Priyadarshanam Institute of Technology, J. Parthasarathy, director, STPI, and V Natarajan, Principal, Apollo Engineering College, are in the picture.
CHENNAI: Knowledge of English might be important, but it is not the only aspect of soft skills training. Students who think differently and come up with creative solutions to problems are most sought after in the job market, Minister for Information Technology Poongothai Aladi Aruna said here on Friday.
Addressing the valedictory session of ‘fuerza 2ka', a national-level technical symposium and State-level technical conference organised by Apollo Engineering College, she said that graduates now had several job opportunities and needed to equip themselves.
Advising students against developing an inferiority complex over their English, she said: “Your ideas and intelligence will certainly be valued.” Tamil Nadu had outdone several other States with regard to access to higher education, thanks to the reservation policy implemented in the State and schemes that encourage students, she added.
J. Parthasarathy, Director, Software Technology Parks of India, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, said Chennai was growing at a very fast pace in terms of generating employment and graduates had a lot of opportunities to look forward to. S. Sivagnanam, director, MSME Development Institute, urged students to consider entrepreneurship as a career option and highlighted the advantages of setting up their business.
V.Rameshwar, CEO, Tutors & Mentors, an academic services provider, spoke on the need to innovate and on how to enhance one's employability. V. Natarajan, Principal, Apollo Engineering College, and S. Priyadarshan, CEO, Apollo Priyadarshanam Institute of Technology, spoke.
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