Well-placed for the future

Campus recruitment

The students of BNMIT, Banashanakari 3rd Stage, are all geared up for one of the most crucial phases of their life — getting a job in a good company.

Prepared: Students are advised to focus on their placement well in advance.The institution has organised extensive placement training programmes for its students and is preparing them for all stages of recruitment by getting profession training institutes.

Tier I companies like HCL, TCS, MindTree and Nokia Siemens have recruited a large number of students from the last batch and this year too, many top companies are expected to turn out. These apart, Exeter, Accenture and Cisco have also hired many students.

“Despite of not having a large alumni base in big corporate companies which helps bring these companies to campus, we have managed to place almost all our eligible students.

Though technical education institutions had a tough time during the academic year of 2009-10 when it came to roping in more companies, later on, the market recovered and this time, most colleges have received a good response from the recruiters,” says Dr M N Chandrasekharaiah, director of training and placement, BNMIT. The college has placed 400 eligible students out of the 2010-11 batch. And the placement activities have already been going on in full swing for the current batch which is undergoing placement training sessions conducted by professionals from the field.

Students are encouraged to focus on their placement preparation since the starting of their fifth semester. Right after every semester exam, professional training companies like Smart Group and resource people from Infosys train students in soft skills, aptitude and also conduct mock interviews as part of the ‘Campus Connect’ initiative.

Amogh R, an information science engineering student, has bagged offers from HCL and MindTree. He has already turned down the offer from HCL and will be joining MindTree soon. “The best part about college is that we have a dedicated staff to look after campus recruitment. We have an exclusive building for this purpose which has separate rooms to conduct training classes, group discussions and mock interviews. A one week programme conducted by Infosys in its ‘Campus Connect’ project was very helpful. Moreover, we were given a list of those companies that would be visiting our campus well in advance. So it helped us plan things meticulously,” says Amogh.

“TCS was the first company to turn up and it hired more than 110 students from our college which has a total strength of around 400 students. Like me, many other students bagged more than one offer. Every Saturday, the college also conducts classes for students. This year onwards, we have plans to actively involve our alumni students in placement activities,” he adds.

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