Delhi University on Thursday rolled out the red carpet for headhunters through the launch of its Central Placement Cell (CPC).
Corporate houses can now choose from 1,000 students across 60 colleges of DU.
“Some of the best colleges already have placement cells in place. But the centralised placement cell will reach out to a wider number of students coming from diverse backgrounds,” said SK Vij, Dean (Students Welfare).
The cell will tap talent in lesser known and off campus DU colleges and facilitate companies to pick up the best.
Only final year students however, who have secured a minimum of 60 per cent in Class XII are eligible to register.
While students have to pay a registration fee of Rs 100, industry and corporate houses will have to shell out Rs 10,000.
“The CPC is not backed by the UGC. It has been started as a self financing scheme and so we need to charge a nominal fee,” said Vij.
The CPC will also begin add on courses to groom students from the next academic session.
The launch of the CPC signified a change in attitude said Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental. “We are moving away from the conservative attitude towards a more liberal view. Earlier the University was supposed to teach and students had to look for employment,” said Pental.
Placement will happen in four categories – science and life sciences, economics and commerce, math and statistics and languages and social sciences.
Companies like Infosys, Google, MacKinsey, GE Capital, ICICI and HDFC are already visiting individual colleges.
Last year Lehman Brothers took six students from SRCC, with the highest salary at Rs 14 lakh per annum.
A total of 300 students were placed at Hans Raj College while the number for Kirori Mal College stood at 80.