Getting into the market with ease

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It is the placement season and engineering students are all set to lock horns with the recruiters in the epic battle for a job that every engineer is groomed to conquer. A job in hand signifies the fulfilment of every engineering student’s dream.

Only after the procurement of a job are the four years of engineering considered well spent. The engineering colleges also play a very significant role in providing the students an opportunity to break into the highly competitive job market.

Atria Institute of Technology is one such engineering college in the City which has done exceptionally well as far as the placement scenario is concerned.

Metrolife spoke to the students and the administrators on the measures that were taken to enhance the performance of their students and the extraordinary results they fetched.

M Sunitha Rao, the placement officer of Atria Institute of Technology says, “All in all, we had 430 students from four branches. Out of the 430 students, 235 are eligible (to meet the industry’s requirement). We have already placed a staggering 190 of them. We have had close to 15 companies coming in so far and are expecting another 12 to 14 in the coming months.

We did provide campus training to our students to give them enough confidence to face campus interviews. It was a 60 hour programme and cost the students Rs 1500. The programme, divided into two semesters, dealt with every aspect of placement — from aptitude tests, personality development programmes to mock group discussions and interviews.”

True to the placement officer’s words, the students too agree that placements are great in their college.  Says Sarthak Nigam, a final year computer science student who has already been placed in two companies, “The placement scene in our college this year has been nothing short of historic. Most people have two jobs. Despite being placed, can still apply in companies offering more than Rs 5 lakh per annum.”

Sharanya Yarashi R, a final year engineering student says that they were given special training before the first company came in for recruitment.      “The training really helped. Many students this year have also gotten into companies like SAP Labs who provide a joint programme, where they can pursue a masters degree from BITS Pilani and work at the same time.”

Students also vouch by the training programme. Shruthi K V, a final year computer science student says, “We were trained in all aspects but I really liked the soft skill training as students, who are shy, were forced to talk. The aptitude training was also great as they taught us efficient techniques to tackle aptitude questions.”

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