Making campus recruitments easier

Making campus recruitments easier

Tech Savvy

At a time when the final aim of students passing out of engineering colleges is to secure good grades to only complete their studies so that they can be recruited by premier IT companies for high salaries, an engineering student in the city has thought of a way to ensure that campus recruitments pass off without any glitches.

Prashanth S S, a student of Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE) here has developed a software ‘Camcruit’ to ease the process of campus recruitments for both colleges and companies. Campus recruitments happen in two ways - one inside the campus and the other at the office of a company. Whenever it takes place in campus, the placement department has to keep track of the marks secured by each students. If an institution has around 3,000 students then it becomes a cumbersome process for the department to keep track of the scores.

Further, complicating the process are requirements put forth by companies, which sometimes demand students with a certain eligibility criteria. For example a company may want students who have secured first class all through their studies. Another may want to hire students who have scored only distinctions. This leads to a tiresome process where the placement department has to make a database keeping the aggregate score of each student, and every time he appears for an examination it has to be updated by calling the students to the office.

To cut short this process, Prashanth has developed a software that gives a list of students, who are eligible for appearing for campus recruitment based on the eligibility specified by a company.

Apart from this, it also helps catalogue data by showing the number of students selected for each company according to the branch they are studying.

Furthermore, in order to help ease the recruitment process, Prashanth has developed the software so that each company can keep a record of all the students that are being recruited. With more than 2,000 questions on aptitude, English, Data Interpretation and Reasoning loaded into the software, it helps companies set a variety of question papers. The advantage is that companies can eliminate the chances of students copying as each set of questions will be different.

Furthermore, as soon as the test is completed, the company can set a minimum cut-off based on which they want to select students. Within seconds, the list of students will be printed out along with the answers they had chosen during the test. This enables interviewers to pose additional questions based on the results.

He said that with hundreds of consultancy firms opening up, they interview hundreds of people each week. The advantage of the software he said is that whenever a candidate appears for the interview, his bio-data can be saved including his contact details.

Whenever an opening comes up, the consultancy firm can immediately contact the candidate for participating in the test based on his profile.

For this young innovator, there are many projects in the pipe-line. Among those, he says that his next project is to generate electricity from water tanks to light-up parks. Having finished the design for the project, he is awaiting funds so that he can take up the next project.

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