Jamshedpur : Kolhan University has decided to organise domain specific placement drive so that students feel it easier to approach companies. The upcoming placement drive on December 14 and 15 slated at the Jamshedpur Co-operative College will have 20 recruiters from finance, marketing and service sectors.
Students of 2016, 2017 and 2018 batch will be able to apply for over 1000 vacancies this time.
�Initially, BPOs were the only head-hunters, but these jobs have limited growth. Now, we get industries that hire science students as chemists. Companies like L&T and Usha Martin have been hiring our students. For commerce and arts students, finance and insurance sector is a prospective area. Although the market is slow, we are trying to get companies, where students will learn and grow,� said an official of the university.
However, a section of faculty members feels that students in the city cradles suffer from lack of exposure. A job-oriented syllabus, skills and soft skill development programmes, they feel, can change the scenario.
�Students here suffer from lack of communication skills. Plus, whenever interviews are organised, student unions create a ruckus. So, many colleges don�t dare invite companies. The mindset should change,� said a faculty member of a city college.
R.K. Karn, placement in charge of Kolhan University said that this time they have made it more domain specific. For example this time jobs related to marketing, finance and service sector will be available.
�We are in talks with a couple of finance companies, banks and chartered accountancy firms from Jamshedpur and adjoining cities. Though companies prefer to hire science and IT students,but, this year we are focusing on getting commerce students placed,� said an official.
Colleges like Karim City, Graduate School College for Women and Jamshedpur Cooperative College have been hosting the number of companies for recruitment process.
According to the college authorities, recruiters find fresh talents in the city since colleges have the caliber to fulfill the requirements of the corporate world. However, at the same time these students are available at reasonable pay, which is also one of the reasons why companies are pouring in at the campus.
BPO and consulting firms easy get candidates at a salary of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per month here which otherwise in not possible in metros.