In a bid to ensure better career opportunities for its students, Ranchi University has come up with a unique initiative of recalling its jobless alumni to appear for job interviews in the campus.
Students await their turn to receive degrees during the 27th convocation of Ranchi University.(HT File)
It is probably for the first time that a varsity in Jharkhand has taken such a step to get rid of the dark patch of being an institution that has failed in providing good jobs to the students, especially the MBAs.
As many as 10 students from the varsity got selected for jobs in companies such as EXL services, HDB services and ICICI Prudential in past one month. Interestingly, out of 37 students who appeared for the interview of EXL Services, over 15 were from the pass out batches, claim officials from the placement cell of RU.
However, sources from the placement cell informed that some of the companies keep their interviews restricted to the fresh batches while some allow students from pass out batches to appear for the interviews on the varsity’s request.
“The initiative has been taken to ensure jobs for the deserving yet jobless alumni of the university,” said Abhjeet Beltharia, assistant coordinator, RU placement cell.
Beltharia added that the responsibility of the pass out students too is now on the varsity’s shoulders and the placement cell is trying its level best to provide them as much exposure and opportunities as possible. Sources informed that students from any academic batch since 2005 can approach the placement cell for interviews.
The varsity has been criticised by students due to its poor placements in the past. In 2012-13, only 136 out of 600 students in professional courses managed to get jobs.
Altogether, 20 companies visited the campus for placements and few left satisfied.
According to the records with the placement cell of RU, reputed companies such as HDFC Bank, TCS, Bajaj Capital Ltd and many others were here to offer jobs at an average salary of `2 lakh per annum in 2012-2013.
However, several pass out students of RU are still unaware of the placement cell’s well-meaning initiative; the reason-lack of communication.
Some of the pass out students seeking jobs told HT that there was lack of communication between the students and the placement cell. Meanwhile, many pass outs have been indifferent to the initiative of the varsity.
“We have lost all hopes in the university; we would rather find a job on our own or start a business,” said Saifuddin Danish, an MBA from the 2012-13 batch of RU.
Nevertheless, the initiative has been appreciated by the pass out students who have shared their contact details with the placement cell.