US varsity assures jobs in Halliburton

Last Updated: Sun, May 01, 2011 19:13 hrs

Oklahoma State University has agreed to provide job placements to Andhra Pradesh engineering students in US multinational Halliburton Inc's research and development (R&D) centre in Pune.

“Halliburton has decided to provide Indian engineering students job placements in Pune in the areas of petroleum manufacturing, mechanical, industrial and chemical engineering, and has approached Oklahoma university for the same. This decision will benefit engineering students from the Warangal NIT, Osmania University, JNTU and Kakatiya University,” Andhra Pradesh information technology and communications minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah, said in a release.

Students who have completed two years of engineering at NIT, Kakatiya, Osmania and JNTU universities will be imparted special training on petroleum-related topics for the remaining two years at the US varsity, the minister, an alumni of the Oklahoma State University, said.

“Students selected for this two-year course will be extended a $5,000 scholarship by the Oklahoma university, while an equal amount will be borne by Halliburton. On completion of the course, the multinational will offer job opportunities in Pune or in its US offices,” Lakshmaiah said.

He said representatives of the Oklahoma university and Halliburton will descend on Hyderabad shortly to meet the state IT, higher education, vice-chancellors and registrars of various universities and draw the necessary guidelines.

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