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At Jamia, special classes turn hiring into a walk in the park

delhi Updated: Oct 09, 2011 23:50 IST
Shaswati Das
Shaswati Das
Hindustan Times
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It is that time of the year again when students begin to worry about placements. Yet, for the students at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University, a job interview will not be a difficult ballgame, owing to the guidance that the University is offering its students.

The University has under its aegis, two centres that groom students for appearing for interviews, in addition to roping in companies to recruit from not just the technical streams, but the non-technical streams as well. “The university’s training and placement office teaches students the soft skills that are required to face a job interview. In addition, we also have companies coming in to recruit from the technical streams such as Engineering and non-technical streams such as Arabic, tourism and Economics,” said Simi Malhotra, media coordinator, JMI.

While the University’s Counselling and Guidance centre helps students prepare the soft skills required during a group discussion or a job interview, the Career and Coaching Centre trains students to appear for entrance exams such as the UPSC and other competitive exams.

“These centres conduct free coaching for the students across the 36 departments and 27 research centres. But there are also a lot of students who seek employment on their own, independent of the placement cell,” said Malhotra.

In the previous academic year, the University recorded the maximum number of placements with more than 300 students being placed in the Diploma Engineering and B.Tech streams and more than 250 students, from other non-technical streams such as Arabic, Tourism and Economics.

“About 110 students were placed in Tata Consultancy services (TCS), while some others were placed in the Public Sector Undertakings and others in companies such as Samsung, Maruti and Adobe. The non-technical students sought employment in content writing companies, in NGOs and as interpreters in some organisations,” added Malhotra.