IT WAS a high point for the Government Arts and Commerce College (GACC) when recently a few companies came to the college for placement ever since it was set up in 1961. The placement results were declared today.
College principal Ashok Vajpayee who has been instrumental in bringing the companies to college campus said, “This not only provides for gainful employment but also sets a precedent before the students to work hard and make a brilliant career. The students here are very talented. They just need proper guidance to direct their energies towards better things”.
Three companies came for the placement drive, which was attended by nearly 150 students (ranging from first year to final year) and even the former students of the college. Of the participating companies, GenPact made the highest recruitment by short-listing 49 candidates followed by ICICI Bank selecting five candidates and Vivekanad Carrier Guidance Company, which selected two candidates. The average salary package offered by the three companies ranges from Rs 8000 to Rs 12000.
The selected candidates will go through an initial period of training after which the companies will offer them permanent jobs.
Besides these, some students have been selected for LIC training the interviews for which were held on November 8. The company declared its selected list today. Their training and exams being over, they will now get direct job appointments. Similarly, 12 students are undergoing training at Ahilya Mata Pashupalan Sansthan, Kesharbagh.
The college plans to invite NIIT and IBM for campus placement by the next month. Army has also been approached for recruiting cadets as students take an active part in sports and adventure activities. Industries based in Pithampur and nearby places are being approached and persuaded for conducting campus placements.