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Companies make a beeline at AP’s Colleges

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Campus hiring sees an uptrend, Students bag multiple job offers

Cammpus recruitment seems to be making a robust comeback. Despite emerging from a detrimental pandemic which still scares to lure on, companies are showing immense resilience as recruiters have been descending on campuses with a renewed sense of vigour and optimism.

Most of the colleges and universities Vizag Industrial Scan spoke to said that hiring is back with a bang. Final-year students are grabbing not just one but multiple offer letters. In addition, colleges are seeing a whole new set of recruiters arriving on campuses for hiring.

According to many placement officers’ recruiters are looking for candidates with specialised skills and are hiring in large numbers.

Students have got 4-5 offers in hand as they utilized benefits of both online and offline recruitments conducted by companies.

As always engineering and Pharma students were accorded lucrative offers with some of the colleges even breaking their previous highs.

‘We’ve had tremendous response as far as engineering placements are concerned’ said Commander Gurumoorthy Gangadharan [Retd], Head – GCGC / Associate Dean Gitam University.

He informed that over 300 companies came in with specific requirements for IT, Business, Science, and Pharma profiles. ‘Profile based hiring has gone up tremendously. Companies today know what they want’ said Cdr Gurumoorthy.

Concurred Professor Venkata Rao from GVP stating that it has been a very good year for placements. They too have crossed their last year’s numbers and are looking forward to more placements. ‘Over 2000 students have already been placed this year and students are getting multiple offers to choose from’ said Prof Venkata Rao.

What has also been encouraging is that foreign placements have made a come back. Many of the institutions have seen their students getting offers from abroad.

Dr Subbareddy Daggumati, Assistant Professor IIT, Tirupati informed that foreign placements have been good this year and that the campus is witnessing pre-pandemic hiring numbers.

‘We’ve touched pre-pandemic numbers in terms of placements as both international and indigenous firms have shown great interest. Almost 60% Bachelors and 40% Masters students have already been placed and we are waiting for more as some of the core companies visit late said Dr Daggumati.

Echoing similar views Mr Vivekanandan M.S. Associate Director – Corporate Relations & Career Services, SRM AP University said ‘This year we had a good number of international recruitments as well where students got offers from Canada, US, Europe, and Japan.’

He further informed that that almost 85% students have been placed so far and that they have seen a 35% increase in companies hiring.

Many companies were also seen providing potential students paid internship programs.

These internships not only help students get practical experience but also help ease the hiring process once students eventually complete their course.

‘At GITAM, over 600+ students grabbed this opportunity and have secured internship based pre-placement offers’ informed Cdr Gurumoorthy.

And colleges are not done yet. Many are still waiting for their core companies to visit thereby hinting that these numbers can further soar.

As Mr VR Reddy, Head of Placements, Andhra University said that for many of their students’ hiring is still going on but the initial response has been very encouraging.

‘Albeit we are still in the midst of our placement calendar. Almost 60% of our students are placed and the numbers are only going to increase’ he said.

Dr G Savitri Jayant, Director of Integral Institute of Advanced Management [IIAM, Visakhapatnam] said that has been a very good year for placements so far and that they saw a slew of new companies visit campus this year like Moti Vigo, JK Logistics, TCI, etc.

She summed it aptly ‘This year we see more opportunities for students as companies are getting back to normal’.

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