When it comes to placements, PES Degree College, Hanumanth Nagar, has always fared well. This time, the college has already placed most of its degree students in lucrative companies. And the students are also on cloud nine as most of them have offer letters from more than two companies.
Till date, Infosys, HSBC, Societe Generale and Fidelity Investments have hired more than 100 students altogether. Among these companies, Fidelity Investments and Infosys have been the two major employers with each of them hiring more than 40 students.
Amrutha Rao, a final year commerce student, has three offer letters to choose from. And she is keen on joining Societe Generale. “Out of the three, the profile of my job in Societe Generale seems most interesting as it is related to what I had studied in my graduation. Moreover, it is good salary wise also,” says Amrutha.
Achintya, another student from the commerce section, does not like call centre jobs. He had always wanted to be into finance or accounting. Now with three offer letters in hand, Achintya is not worried about his future anymore. “Before the placement sessions started, I was so tensed about my career. Fortunately I was able to clear all the three interviews I faced. Now I am in a position to choose from different jobs. I wish my friends, who are yet to be placed, get the same opportunity.”
The Total Student Development Programme (TSDP) conducted by the college to train its students in aptitude, public speaking, group discussion and corporate etiquette, has yielded good results. “Our lecturers had told us to revise our PUC textbooks. It was of great help as most of the questions were about the basics of finance and accounting,” says Madhuri, another student.
The placement cell of the college is hopeful of bringing in a few more companies in the days to come.
“Students these days are particular about their career. Most of them, especially the ones from commerce stream, don’t like call center jobs. They are more interested in investment and finance companies. Thanks to the conducive market situation, we have received an overwhelming response from all the corporate majors. We have also formed a Centralised Recruitment Committee along with a few other colleges through which, we will be inviting many more companies to the campus,” says Dr Chandrashekhar, HOD, Commerce.