‘Super campus’ for engineering students

Article in The Hindu | Comments by JA Chowdary

‘More and more IT companies are adopting ‘just in time’ concept for recruitment’

J.A.Chowdary addressing mediapersons along with PEC Chairman K. Ramaiah in Ongole on Thursday.— photo: Kommuri Srinivas
J.A.Chowdary addressing mediapersons along with PEC Chairman K. Ramaiah in Ongole on Thursday.— photo: Kommuri Srinivas

With companies evincing more interest in off-campus recruitment drives than on campus placements, Talentsprint, a National Skill Development Corporation partner company, is starting a ‘Super campus’ in July to bring together leading IT companies and engineering colleges in the state for the benefit of students looking for a promising career in the IT industry.

More and more IT companies were now adopting the ‘just in time’ concept for recruitment through off-campus drives instead of going around colleges and recruiting freshers on a regular basis like before, its Executive Chairman and Founding Director of the Software Technology Park of India J.A.Chowdary told a press conference here.

“With a network of over 200 partner companies in its fold, Talentsprint has already roped in more than 35 leading engineering colleges. We will hold at least 50 off-campus drives from next month for those passing out of engineering graduates'' he said.

It planned to tie up with at least 135 colleges in six to eight months time, added the Computer Society of India former Chairman.

Students from member engineering colleges would be given an ID to log in and upload their resume.

Online tests would be conducted to assess their domain skills by prospective employers after going through their resumes, explained the IT expert, who had skilled more than 10,000 professionals.

He suggested that the engineering students give more importance for honing their domain skills than communication skills as jobs on offer would be on writing complex software programmes, a sector in which India had carved a niche for itself.

They should keep abreast with current technologies like cloud computing, he added.

Prakasam Engineering College Chairman Kancharla Ramaiah said his college had tied up with Talentsprint to provide PEC students, most of them with rural background with the best of job opportunities.

Engineering students should give more importance to honing their domain skills than communication skills, as jobs on offer will be on writing complex software programmes

J.A.Chowdary

Executive Chairman, Talentsprint