With a dream to touch the sky

With a dream to touch the sky

Students of PES Polytechnic with placement coordinators.

The placement activities of the college are coordinated by a placement committee headed by the principal — Shivashankar, and placement coordinator N Pushpavalli. The main advantage that the placement cell enjoys is the less number of job-seeking students. “After diploma, most students wish to get into higher education. So every year, only 30 per cent of the total students register with us for industrial placements,” says Shivashankar.

The placement session happens in three ways. One is industrial placement, which has started already and the other two are institutional placements and entrepreneurship respectively. This year, more than six companies have already initiated their hiring activities including Toyota Kirloskar Motors Limited (TKML), Mahindra and Mahindra, John Deere, IBM, Fenesta and Blue Star Limited. Companies which are expected to turn up shortly are Wipro Infrastructure, Tyco, Prerana Motors and Concord Motors.  
Shwetha S, a final year student from the mechanical department, has been placed in TKML.

Elated by this offer, Shwetha says, “I have not completed my course yet. But I got a lucrative job offer. It liberated me from all sorts of job-seeking tensions. The placement session began with pre-placement classes which helped me smarten up my communication skills. The industrial visit organised by the college came in handy more than anything else during my interview,” says Shwetha.

G Sandesh, a student of electronics has been hired by Blue Star Limited. “Apart from my personal preparations, I attended the special classes provided by the college. These helped me refocus on the basics of electronics. The panel members were impressed by my knowledge of electronic components and that pushed me in,” says Sandesh. Four other students are also expecting a call from the company.

Praveen Kumar, a mechanical student, is looking forward to a few more interviews. “As many more companies are expected to come, I want to try my luck in some more interviews,” he said. Akash, an alumni of the college, was in regular contact with the college for his placement purpose.

“I was searching for a better job. Hence, I requested some assistance from the college. Last month, I attended interviews with other students. Now, I have got a call from IBM,” he beams.

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