The industry expects job-ready candidates or at least those who can be moulded to suit their needs and contribute to its growth. What are the institutions doing to live up to these expectations?
Employment and education go hand in hand in India and probably across the globe. We go to colleges primarily not for education, but for the employment eligibility one gets after graduation. And hence, education institutes have come up with a provision called ‘Placement Cell’. This cell or centre gets the recruiters to the campus who provide employment to fresh graduates and at the same time grooms and trains the students for the professional culture with help of academic leaders.
This is apart from regular college syllabus. So now, the students have job letters in their hand even before the degree. Campus mass recruiting was common in engineering colleges, however, lately for management schools too, this has become a common practice. Things are working in favour of the students and things are getting better every year. However, recruiters are facing a challenge regarding the skill acquisition of students in recent times.
Recruiters have become more selective and demanding due to the challenges they face after recruiting a new bee straight from the college.
What do the recruiters look for?
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