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The West Bengal government will take initiatives to increase the employment potential of visual arts students in information technology sector in sync with contemporary demands, a state minister said today.
"For greater employability of visual arts students, in sync with the present demand of market, my department will take initiative," Minister for IT and Electronics Bratya Basu said.
As major IT firms have their base in the state, there is greater possibility of visual arts students to get better placements," Basu said after inaugurating an exhibition of visual arts of Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) here.
RBU Vice-Chancellor Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury said, "As the minister said, we are hopeful about campus interviews for visual arts students on the line of campus-in for engineering students."
"If there can be links between IT companies and our visual arts students, nothing could be better," he said.
Altogether 170 works of paintings, sculptures and graphics were on display at the exhibition which will continue till March 20.