Punjab University’s placement drive that began on Thursday saw a slow start as only a third of the university’s students fulfilled the criteria set for placements.
The drive began at the university’s South Campus.
While 1,527 students were registered for placements, only 427 students were found eligible.
While some were disqualified due to non-participation in placement workshop held on January 27, others did not submit their resumes.
The varsity attributed the low response to the students’ lack of interest. While the university’s Central placement cell extended their deadlines twice, once for registration and then submitting their resumes and filling up forms, the drive failed to make an impact on the students.
“Students are undisciplined,” said training and placement officer Amandeep Singh Marwaha. The ration of professional and non professional students participating in the drive is 80:20.
“Of those, the participation from the arts stream is only 10%,” said Marwaha. Students from some arts departments, like six from School of Communication Studies, who initially registered for drive did not turn up from placements, said the official.