Last year, Sarovar Benkikere earned his engineering degree with distinction from a well-known college, but for the past year and a half he has been unable to find employment. Mutturaj, who has an MA in Political Science has also been searching for a job in the last year. Similarly, Swati with a PhD in immunology from Germany struggled to land a job in Bengaluru. Her problem: she was over-qualified.
They have banded together under the banner of Karnataka for Employment(KFE) to launch a campaign called “Vote for Employment” and a mobile application called “My Job.”
Apart from providing information on job openings in various sectors, the app also updates users on self-employment initiatives, scholarships, and provide guidance to entrepreneurs. The app, available on Android, has seen close to 2,000 downloads in two days, said Benikikere. The app has been designed by two students from PES College of Engineering.
The group plans to hold a youth conference titled “Youth Assembly on Employment” in Bengaluru on February 4.
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