NEW DELHI

Delhi University mulling setting up a centralised placement cell

Parul Sharma

NEW DELHI: Delhi University is working out a mechanism to establish a centralised platform to offer job placements to its students.

“The University is thinking of a larger and bigger platform for placements. Right now, some colleges do have a placement cell but we are trying to work out to see if we can broaden the platform so that placements can happen in a centralised manner. We are examining the possibility for extending it to both the undergraduate and post-graduate students,” said Dean of Students’ Welfare S. K. Vij.

“As of now, the University is giving a serious thought to setting up a placement cell at a centralised level. But we are still working out the proposal. We are trying to figure out whether it has to be an in-house activity or we will have to get an external agency for the it,” he added, refusing to give any specific time frame for the University placement cell.

Addressing the prospective students and their parents at the “Open Day” session on the South Campus this past week, Prof. Vij said the centralised cell could be a place where leading corporates, social sector non-government and government organisations would converge, interact with students and recruit them.

Welcoming the idea, Principal of Dyal Singh College Inder Bakshi said it would be better if placements were to happen in a centralised fashion rather than individual colleges doing it separately.

“After all, the degree that the students get is from Delhi University. So instead of placement cells at different colleges, there can be one place where all companies can converge and meet children from all institutions. Maybe a week can be fixed when different companies can visit the campus and select students for jobs,” he said.

“One benefit of having one centralised placement cell would be that all the students will be placed on a single platform. The practice that some companies follow of offering better packages to students of some particular colleges because of whatever reasons compared to other institutions can be avoided in such a scenario,” Dr. Bakshi added.

Beneficial

However, Hans Raj College Principal S. R. Arora said since most colleges already have a placement cell, the centralised cell will be more beneficial to post-graduate students.

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