Help may soon be at hand for students who miss out on job opportunities because of a bad interview or group discussion. If all goes according to plan, Delhi University’s placement cell will help companies organise capacity-building classes before they come to the university for recruiting students.
So students are expected to get training in preparing their resumes and attending interviews and group discussions. Other company-specific skills may also be taught.
“The plan to start such a service is currently under process. Recruiters can make a model and tell us what basic skills they are looking for in students. A capacity-building team of specialists will then hold a workshop for registered students,” said Gulshan Sawhney, deputy dean, Students’ Welfare, DU.
“For example, if HCL is planning to hire our students and want trained in specific skills. they should make a model for a team to train them,” he added.
The cost of these classes however will not be borne by students if DU has its way. “The company that recruits these students should bear the cost as they are getting the product and their jobs also get easier. The modalities of the process are being worked out,” said Sawhney.
All students registered with DU’s central placement cell will be able to avail this opportunity. The registrations for regular students started on September 15 and will continue till October 15.
For the first time this year, even students of the School of Open Learning will be allowed to participate in the placement process. The registration process was started for SOL and non-collegiate students on Thursday and already 200 students have registered.
“We can’t hold on-the-spot placements for non-regular students as their number is very high. So we will give companies a selected database. The companies can then call students they deem fit for tests or interviews,” Sawhney added.