Jamshedpur: The Kolhan University’s newly constituted training and placement cell has decided to provide proper training to students to help them face job interviews.
The first meeting held at the university headquarters in Chaibasa was attended by all the seven member core committee and was led by Ranjeet Kumar Singh, pro vice-chancellor of Kolhan University. The training and placement cell has decided to send directives to colleges asking them to immediately set up a placement cell.
A member of the Kolhan University training and placement cell said that the cell wants to groom students before they are sent for interviews. “We are planning for training programmes that would groom our students to face interviews not only in campus placements but also beyond that,” he noted.
As per the plans the university through its colleges will thus organise training programmes on personality development, confidence building and will also arrange for internships that would make the students job ready.
The varsity has decided to direct colleges have a separate web portal dedicated to the training and placement cell where student would come across upcoming programmes and job updates. The university will soon direct all 46 affiliated and constituent college to have their own training and placement cell to make the process effective. The Kolhan University has set up its training and placement cell for the first time in eight years.
“We are in talks with a couple of finance companies, banks and chartered accountancy firms from Jamshedpur and adjoining cities. Usually companies prefer to hire science and IT students. But, this year we are focusing on getting humanities students placed,” noted the member.
“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,” he said.
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