Sudha Hegde

In Focus
Last Updated 10 January 2011, 12:33 IST

While the placement activities of the 2010 batch was completed only a few days back, the students of the current batch are now attending campus interviews. 

Last year, out of the 648 eligible students, the placement cell of the institution had got 630 students recruited in different companies across the country.

This year, the placement process started with Infosys hiring more than 260 students from different branches.

More than 800 eligible students have been shortlisted for campus placement this year and more companies are expected to hire students in the days to come.

HCL, Tech Mahindra, Accenture, TCS have already confirmed their visit to the campus this month and students are busy preparing for the interview.

Anirud from Telecommunication Department has been recruited by Infosys. As he had attended the Pre-Placement Training Programme provided by the Centre of
Innovation and Leadership (CIL) of his college, he was able to clear all the rounds during the interview process.

“CIL provided training on communication and soft skills in addition to course specific technical training. I also read books by R S Agarwal, Barron and Shakuntala Devi to
upgrade my aptitude and verbal skills. The most exciting part of the interview process was the HR round. But the questions were not that technical. The panel members were more interested in knowing about my extra-curricular activities. And they tried to evaluate my stress-management skills and ability to work in a team,” says Anirud, who is satisfied with the kind of placement opportunities they are getting.

As the IT companies are hiring candidates in great numbers, the students of Computer Science and Information Science are looking for lucrative job offers.

Amarchetan from Computer Science department has successfully cleared his first ever job interview and is thrilled about his new job. “I have many friends who are working in the IT sector. Before attending the interview, I took their suggestions. As my areas of interest are programming and web development, I am thinking of attending more interviews. Our placement officer has promised to bring in nearly 100 companies to the campus. So students have high hopes this time,” says Amarchetan.

(Published 10 January 2011, 12:31 IST)

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