IT-BPO Industries to hire only final year engineering students

Undergraduate engineering students in their fifth and sixth semesters will not be considered for campus recruitments, beginning from this year.

IT-BPO Industries to hire only final year engineering studentsIT-BPO Industries to hire only final year engineering students

The Nasscom, the premier trade body
that represents and sets the tone for the public policy of IT-BPO industries in India, has categorically instructed its members not to include fifth and sixth semester undergraduate engineering students in their mass recruitments. Placements are a continuous process in engineering colleges and will happen throughout the year depending on the requirements of the market. One round of placements has just concluded in RV College of Engineering (RVCE) and PESIT. However, a few colleges like University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) will conduct placements beginning from the third week of January. Several city-based engineering colleges confirmed that companies were keeping fifth and sixth semester students out of their placement processes.

KR Venugopal, principal, UVCE, said, "There is a directive to the companies against considering students in placements till they complete sixth semester. In out last campus recruitment, the companies categorically said they would not consider students for placements till they completed their sixth semester."

According to Venugopal, the placement curb would go a long way in checking students' tendency to go on a bunking spree after getting placed. "Most students who get placements in their fifth and sixth semester will usually not attend classes, after they get a job in hand. That they have a job in hand clearly shows in their attitude," he said.

NS Narahari, placement officer, RVCE, said, "We are starting another placement process from January 14. Nasscom has said that fifth and sixth semester students must be kept out of placement. We too never organized placements for non-final year students. We will follow the same procedure this time also." Final year (seventh and eighth semester) students would be more mature to deal with job offers than those in their third year, he felt.

Source: DNA

Tags: nasscom, it-bpo industries, campus placements, uvce, engineering colleges, rv college of engineering, university visvesvaraya college of engineering


Suraj Jan 07th, 2011 07:24 PM

I don't think keeping 3 rd year Students out of the process will help solve such a scenario. A better solution would be to have the 3rd Year students undergo MANDATORY Internships at the companies where they have been placed so that at the end of the 4th year they have close to a year of Industry experience which will make them better prepared to face the Industry / Customers. Factor this into the final year assessment to avoid bunking of classes.

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