Abhijit Srivastava|Sep 2, 2021
NIT Andhra Pradesh sees increase in campus placement
COVID-19: NIT Andhra Pradesh approach more companies for job drive, trained core BTech students in IT to prepare for hiring during the pandemic.
NEW DELHI: National Institute of Technology (NIT) Andhra Pradesh saw an increase in campus placements in 2020-2021, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, said a statement from the institute. The entire placement process is being conducted online.
Till now, the institute said, 78.7 percent of the students have been placed through campus recruitments as compared to 70.62 percent in 2019-2020.
Speaking on the growth in placement and the involvement of the institute, CSP Rao, director, NIT Andhra Pradesh said: “The departments are also engaged in the placement process and conducted several training programs in their expertise. We have strived to retrain the best performance in the placement record during pandemic. This young institute is overcoming the challenges involved strategically to present a head start in the students’ career.”
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“Due to the pandemic, companies started recruiting only when there is a project in hand, which was not the case in the previous years,” said Karthikeya Sharma, associate dean training and placements, NIT Andhra Pradesh. “Companies used to hire students and showing that manpower they used to get the project. Identifying this scenario, the Training and Placement Cell reached out to more companies for hiring. During the pandemic, every company hired fewer numbers than the previous years but reaching out to more companies helped NIT Andhra Pradesh to secure a good number of placements.”
NIT Andhra Pradesh: Placement training
The training and placement cell has taken several to prepare the students for online placement. At the beginning of the academic year, the training and placement cell prepared a calendar of technical sessions, encouraging students by keeping them notified about off- campus placements also.
Further the students from non-IT (core) branches were alerted to strengthen their coding skills, so that they will be placed in an IT company if they are interested instead of waiting for core companies.
The institute had also started training and encouraging students starting from their third year of their undergraduate courses which helped them to get internships in top companies and work on mini projects besides registering for online courses. This, the institute said, strengthens the resume of the students beside providing them an exposure to the corporate world.
Multinational companies like L&T, Deloitte, Accenture, TCS, Infosys, ADP, Cognizant and Modak Analytics were among others which participated in the online recruitment process for the placement.
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