Getting placed in full swing

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The placement cell of the college is keen to bring a few more companies to the campus in the coming days and is confident of achieving cent per cent placement. Between last January and May, companies like Infosys, Tata Elxsi, Tech Mahindra, Mahindra Satyam, Mphasis, iFlex Solutions, Captronic, Syntel Inc, Sonata Software and many others have completed their hiring processes, placing over 70 per cent of the eligible students.
“In our college, we stress upon the need to bridge the gap between the industry and academia. So we encourage students to undergo industry training through relevant projects. We are working with many industries to provide internship opportunities to our students. Out motto is not only to place eligible students but also do everything to place those who don’t have the required academic credentials,” says T N Sreenivas, Principal, AMC Engineering College.

The campus recruitment drive was kickstarted by Infosys, which hired 63 students. Tata Elxsi conducted an exclusive campus hiring for AMCEC and selected 12 students in total. The college also hosted one of the biggest campus drives in the State in February in which more than 1600 engineering students from all over the State took part.
 “This apart, we hosted five other ‘on campus’ drives this year. We were also able to secure paid internships for our M Tech students from Infosys. Around 44 students of our college completed their projects in VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) design under experienced professionals which helped them secure jobs in their respective domains in companies like Tata Elxsi, Sasken, Captronic and Tech Mahindra. And we are working out ways with companies to place students, who have scored below 60 per cent, with some form of training,” says Aravind Rao, Director, Training and Placement, AMCEC.

Anand Darshi, from computer science department, got placed in Infosys and Tata Elxsi. “I am thinking of choosing Infosys as the job profile is relevant to what I have studied. But I cannot forget my interview with Tata Elxsi. It was the toughest situation of my life. The interview was full of technical questions. Our placement director had briefed us about the kind of questions they might ask so I could sail through the process,” he says.

Vipul Lengade, from the electronics branch, has been hired by the Captronic Systems. It was an industry relevant project he had done that helped him grab the opportunity. “This time, many companies have raised their cut-off marks. Usually core companies have a higher cut-off than IT companies. Along with a project on VLSI, I had designed an inverter on my own seeking inspiration from ‘3 Idiots’. That impressed the recruiters and I got in instantly. Since the last two years, the college has been able to get a good number of companies to the campus. We have got a new placement director with a vast industry background. His rapport with the industry has also helped us achieve this mark,” says Vipul.
 

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