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Shantanu Prakash, Managing Director, Educomp Solutions, talks to Rupashree Singh about the growth opportunities in his organisation

india Updated: Dec 12, 2006 22:03 IST

How many new employees are you looking at?
The present areas of recruitment include Marketing, Front Office, Software Development, Sales, Business Development Managers, Instructional Designers, Multimedia Designers and Chartered Accountants. We are looking for 3540 people.

What are the minimum qualifications and personality traits that you look for?
Being a niche company working on new, cutting edge technologies and services for the education sector, innovation and out-ofthe-box thinking are greatly valued here.

Tell us about your selection process?
The usual procedure is a round with the HR Head, then a technical interview with the concerned department head, followed by a one-on-one with the CEO, if required. For marketing positions, a presentation round is mandatory.

What are the pay packages for new recruits?
They vary with the position on offer. For example, a Chartered Accountant with three to four years experience (post-qualification) can expect a minimum starting remuneration of Rs. three lakh a year. A Business and Devel opment Manager with two to three years experience can expect Rs. 2.5 lakh to start with and a fresher in the sales force can expect close to Rs. one lakh a year.

What growth opportunities are offered to employees in your organisation? There are great opportunities for deserving employees at Educomp. The com pany has been growing at over 35-40 per cent over the last couple of years. Besides consolidating our leadership position in existing businesses Educomp has forayed into new areas in online learning and pedagogy and taken initiatives in technology-aided learning.

Do you also encourage intra-organisational or lateral transfers?
We do. At Educomp, we firmly believe that if someone likes what he does, he is bound to do it well. There are many instances of employees making a transition from one division to an entirely different one. Reasons can range from their exhibiting an aptitude for something at variance with what they are doing to a ¦ need for change.

First Published: Dec 12, 2006 22:03 IST