apna.co and AICTE to facilitate job and career discovery

apna.co and AICTE to facilitate job and career discovery

apna.co and AICTE to facilitate job and career discovery for engineering and

The partnership empowers college graduates by connecting them with job opportunities
● The career portal offers features such as AI resume building, real-time notifications and
community engagement
National, 29 February 2024: Amidst a surge in the talent pool of young professionals, apna.co – India’s
leading jobs and professional networking platform – yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a visionary building tools to give access to
students as being the official partner for AiCTE, aiming to transform the job placement landscape for
college graduates of within the nation’s burgeoning workforce despite their geography.
This strategic partnership ensures that any fresher graduating from an Engineering, Diploma or
Management institute will gain access to placement services independent of their college or city. With
an extensive user base of 5 crore users and over 5 lakh employers, apna.co emerges as a fitting platform
for AICTE to collaborate with. With this strategic collaboration, apna.co intends to enable job
opportunities for Engineering and Management Graduates by connecting them with employers.
The MoU was signed in the esteemed presence of the Minister of Education and Minister of Skill
Development and Entrepreneurship in the Government of India, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Secretary
Higher Education Shri K Sanjay Murthy, UGC Chairperson, Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar and NCVET
Chairperson, Dr. Nirmaljeet Kalsi and other dignitaries.
By bridging the talent gap and leveraging apna.co’s extensive network, the groundbreaking partnership
has created a pre-placement tech stack. It stands out as the go-to platform right from the start,
providing essential features like an AI-based resume builder and comprehensive assistance for students
in navigating job and career exploration with the AI-aided interview preparation facility.
Under the MoU, apna.co will offer design, development and upkeep of the AICTE Career Portal for 5
years. The platform is poised to revolutionize opportunities for graduating students, providing them
access to a wide array of both Indian and international job opportunities, including internships for
current students. Tailored for aspiring job seekers, the platform will also include an AI-based resume
builder, real-time notifications for new opportunities and community engagement through specialized
affinity-based groups on apna.co. Additionally, by Q3 of 2024, the portal will introduce AI-aided
interview preparation and salary assessment by leveraging apna.co’s broad network to provide
actionable insights and benchmark salary trends across industries.
Prof. Rajive Kumar, Member Secretary AICTE commented, “The association of AICTE with apna.co will
provide opportunities to the students particularly in the rural areas in preparing their CV, identifying the
skill gaps as per the market needs and getting employment not in the country but also across the globe.
Students will also get internship opportunities in the best of the companies. apna.co will provide all such

opportunities to the students free of cost. I appeal to the institutions to disseminate and encourage the
students to take advantage of these opportunities.”
This strategic alliance marks a significant milestone in apna.co’s mission to empower professionals and
bridge India’s talent gap. By democratizing access to career opportunities and providing tailored support
to students, apna.co and AICTE are set to reshape the future of college placement in India.
Nirmit Parikh, Founder & CEO of apna.co, commented, “In today’s dynamic job landscape, we are
committed to building the future of India by enabling its youth to excel in the national and the global
workspace. We at apna.co believe that India’s youth will not only meet but lead the charge in shaping
the future of the global workforce and plan to address the challenges faced by India’s youth in
navigating the complex job market. We are humbled to be partnering with AICTE. This initiative is
envisioned to empower fresh graduates and job seekers with the platform needed to kick-start their
careers and meet professional ambitions.”
Talking about the partnership, Karna Chokshi, Chief Business Officer of apna.co, said, “With this
groundbreaking collaboration with AICTE, we aim to not just enhance job placement opportunities but
also foster a generation of empowered professionals. With features like AI-driven tools for resume
building and interview preparation on our career portal, we are not only addressing immediate
challenges but also laying the groundwork for their sustained success in the long run. Our partnership
with AICTE will not only not only bridge the talent gap but also cultivate a workforce that will drive
innovation, productivity, and growth across industries, both nationally and internationally.”

About apna.co
Founded in 2019, apna.co is India’s largest jobs and professional networking platform dedicated to
helping India’s rising workforce unlock unique professional networking and skilling opportunities.
apna.co is on a mission to enable livelihoods for billions in India. With more than 51 million users in
600+ cities and counting and more than 500,000 recruiters across SMBs and enterprises that trust the
platform, India has a new destination to discover relevant opportunities.

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