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FACT to gear students for lucrative jobs

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In an effort to give a fresh approach to its Human Resource perspective

Singapore-based FACT Software International, a subsidiary of Kolkata-based

Vedika Software Pvt Ltd, has launched a unique initiative to tie-up with various

colleges and universities across the country. The tie-up would help students of

the education institutes to acquire knowledge of computer accountancy and hence

be better equipped for jobs once they finish their graduation courses.

The partnership, which began in May 2005 when FACT Software tied-up with

Singapore Management University (SMU) for a strong internship program where the

former recruited 19 interns in different streams like IT, Economics, Accounts

and Business Management from the institute.

Encouraged by the fabulous result the company also hired six fresh graduates

in recent times and is looking forward to hiring more. "This type of

initiative is common for big MNCs. But for a small company like us this is quite

an innovative approach," said Arvind Agarwalla, CEO, FACT Software.

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"Being an era of technicality students should be technically geared to

get a good job," added Agarwalla. With this motive and the success of the

recent tie-up with SMU, FACT Software is looking forward to engaging itself in

similar activities in India.

In India the company has already tied up with IISWBM (Indian Institute of

Social Welfare and Business Management), Kolkata. In their joint effort the

management school will offer its students a course on FACT and also internship

program. The faculty is being trained by FACT Software and the first batch of

students are expected in November.

Targeting mainly the Accountancy, Finance and Business Management students

the company is already going through talk process with several leading commerce

colleges and universities in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.

Agarwalla also foresees an active participation from private computer

accountancy training institutes. "We are looking at training private

institutes so that they can help in the delivery process as it is difficult for

us to go to every corner of the country and provide training to the

faculty."

DQW News Bureau


Kolkata

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