SOA students protest in Odisha over fake offer letters, Varsity assures placement in suitable firms

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 24:

Students of Institute of Technical Education and Research (ITER) of Siksha O Anusandhan (SOA) University today expressed outrage inside the campus here alleging that they became the victims of getting fake job letters for recruitment in many leading companies.

The students alleged that they returned home with great disappointment when they found the offer letters were fake.

A platoon of police was deployed in the campus to avoid untoward situation.

However, the varsity authorities have assured the irate students to place them in suitable companies.

“The SOA University is extremely saddened in learn that some of our placed graduates for the following organisations HAUWEI, IRCON Construction, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, MITUBISHI ELECTRIC, HONEYWELL, TOSHIBA, MAGNETI MARELLI, SUPERTECH LTD and INTEL have unfortunately became the victims of fake imposters who had no legitimate connections with these companies,” said SOA in a statement.

We have initiated appropriate legal action, the varsity said.

The deemed university has offered compensation to the victims by offering interim alternatives — monthly anticipatory support of Rs 20,000 as teaching assistant in their respective programmes for maximum period of one year or till the students get a job, the entire course fee to be borne by the university for the students who wish to pursue M.Tech degree at ITER in their respective discipline, the university will bear the course fee for the students who wish to join MBA at IBCS in their desired specializations.

The students have been offered to choose any one of the above mentioned options.

The varsity alleged the consultancy, which had brought the companies to ITER for campus selection, of not doing proper verification.

The consultancy has kept us in dark about whereabouts of the companies, said Prof Raj Hota of the university in a letter to the students.

“We deeply regret for inconveniences caused and we assure to place you in suitable companies subsequently,” the letter said.

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