Youth wary of State division

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Vijayawada: The idea of State bifurcation is causing concern to the youth and students, whose career is linked to it. Students who turn immediately to ...

Vijayawada: The idea of State bifurcation is causing concern to the youth and students, whose career is linked to it. Students who turn immediately to Hyderabad, which is known to be a hub of opportunities for people of the State, especially coastal Andhra, will have to face the heat if the division is inevitable. Software, professional courses, coaching centres, major and micro IT companies are all based in Hyderabad owing to its fast development, which was a contribution of people from all over the State.
Lakhs of students and professionals approach Hyderabad primarily than any other metro to pursue their careers and chase their dreams. If Hyderabad is lost to Telangana, those who graduate from Seemandhra would be unfortunate.
More than 70 per cent of IT and engineering graduates find employment in Hyderabad apart from the usual under-graduate students of regular courses like B.A, B.Com and B.Sc who go for higher studies.
Hyderabad has grown into a major hub for software, industry and technology. Students from rural background and small towns wish to pursue professional and personal growth in the capital city after finishing their eligible degree. Now, as there is no appropriate atmosphere in the capital city for the students from Seemandhra, they have to suffer crisis of employment and opportunities.
P Harika, an engineering graduate, who is pursuing a professional software course, expressed confusion over her chances of getting employment in Hyderabad. “Hyderabad has no market for fresher’s at present and adding to the situation, the roads are blocked for candidates from Seemandhra here after,” she said.
Speaking to The Hans India, principal of VR Siddhartha Engineering College G Sambasiva Rao opined that there would be severe problems in the initial stages if the separation takes place. “Although we produce talent here, there should be a right market to promote it. Hyderabad is the market place for everybody in the State. But, if there is no market place, where should we promote our product,” he questioned.
He also added that the HR and other companies would not readily encourage the candidates from Seemandhra region to work with their organisation, if it is a local one or an MNC. The capital city has prestigious companies like Google, Facebook and other MNCs that cater to thousands of engineering professionals. If the State is divided, the students of the Seemandhra region will sure face risk of career, opined K Bhargavi, another engineering graduate.
If not Hyderabad, no other metro city will open up opportunities to encourage freshers. It is almost impossible to find your foot in IT companies in places like Bangalore or Chennai as a fresher. No industries or companies are set up in any of the Seemandhra cities. This is a great loss. All India Youth Federation (AIYF) president Navaneetham Sambasiva Rao said that government if it is firm on bifurcation issue should ensure development of industry and commerce in Seemandhra region, which has long coast line connectivity than any other State.
“We have lot of scope in places like Vijayawada, Machilipatnam, Vishakhapatnam and Kakinada to set up industries and develop opportunities. Government should invite entrepreneurs, industrialists to create infrastructure similar to Hyderabad in the Seemandhra region,” he added.
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