For final year students in undergraduate courses here, campus recruitment this year is expected to be better than last year.
Apart from the regular streams that see high recruitment, campus placements is increasing for students in finance, biotechnology and microbiology courses as start-ups, product development companies and small and medium-size firms are hiring more.
K. Sundaraman, Chief Executive Officer of Sri Krishna Institutions, says “Since companies started coming early, we expect better recruitment.” Recruitments started picking up from November. This year placement of undergraduates is 10 per cent more than last year.
A final year B.Com student of PSG College of Arts and Science who has been placed with Ernst & Young says she was aware of the campus placement opportunities for the course even when she joined college.
Companies come to arts and science colleges for internships and placements and the students are told about the placement opportunities and how they should prepare for it from the end of second year or beginning of the third year, she says.
S. Nalin, Technical Director of SNS group, adds that campus recruitments picked up last academic year and it has been steady for the two years. Opportunities are huge for the students, he says.
Co-founder of Employability Bridge Ambalavanan Ramachandran says that companies from different sectors are now visiting campuses. Smaller firms, start ups and product companies earlier used to recruit five or 10 and now there is 30 per cent to 40 per cent increase. In arts and science colleges also opportunities are increasing.
“We see a lot of response from mid-sized companies that need 50 to 60 people. Recruitments are expected to be more this year. Even we have done five flag events in TN and plan two more in December. There are opportunities and students should tap these,” he says.