VTU Centralises placements | 15 Companies to participate in First phase of Recruitment
1st November 2014, Bangalore: VTU Centralizes Placements for on the favor of engineering students.
Students of engineering colleges in rural areas as well as those that are not considered to be in the top league are set to benefit from the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) decision to streamline the placement process. Hitherto, most campus placements were restricted to colleges in main cities.
For the first time, the VTU will conduct centralized placements for the batches of 2014 and 2015. Instead of companies visiting individual college campuses, the placement process will be conducted for colleges clubbed together at the VTU’s regional centers.
Explaining the rationale behind the centralized recruitment drive, VTU Vice-Chancellor Dr. H. Maheshappa said the centralized system was aims at providing equal opportunities to students from across colleges, especially in rural areas, as campus placements were earlier concentrated on Bangalore-based colleges.
This follows an experiment done last year at the University B.D.T. College, Davangere. “Companies too conveyed to us that it is difficult to visit each college. Under the new system, they will be able to select from a larger pool of students and those from rural areas can benefit out of this,” he said.
Geo D’Silva, placement officer, VTU, said the first phase of the recruitment drive would have around 15 companies participate and would be open to students from undergraduate and postgraduate disciplines. Students interested in participating in the recruitment drive had to register and clear a company-specific online test on November 5 to be eligible. They would later be called for the interviews.
Around nine companies will be recruiting students from the 2014 batch, eight companies from the 2015 batch and two each from MBA and M.Tech. batches.