Placement Policy 2017: An Embarkation to Success

Placement Policy 2017: An Embarkation to Success

Jul 31, 2017 | Barnali Priyadarshini Zakiya Ali

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Training and placement promotes team-based working, which provides a welcome contrast to the typically more individual-centric approach taken to academic study. Such opportunities alleviate barriers to employment for graduates and notes that both sandwich placements and student internships hold considerate value for the personal and professional development.

The TnP department at NITR took a stepping stone towards success by working rigorously towards implementation of a new placement policy, which would prevent the prior shortcomings. Team MM caught up with the HoD of Training & Placement, Prof. S.K.Patel and placement secretaries over a tete-a-tete, scrutinizing the progress that has been observed after the revised policies were undertaken last year.

The current academic year witnessed no major changes in the placement guidelines.

An Insight into the Placement Policy

The following policies will be applicable for all students eligible for placement for the session 2017-18.

Companies have been categorised into the following three categories:

  1. Category I
  2. Category II
  3. Category III

                           

 

*Category I companies would predominantly include mass recruiters (TCS for instance).

The final decision about a company's category lies at the discretion of the Training and Placement Centre.

Rules for B. Tech and Dual Degree Students

  • A student can have a maximum of one job in each category.
  • A student placed in a Category I company is allowed to appear for Category II and Category III companies only.
  • A student placed in a Category II company is allowed to appear for a Category Ill company if and only if the CTC offered by the latter is K (1.7) times the former.
  • A student placed in a Category Ill company is not eligible to appear for any other company.

A student is not allowed to appear for any lower category companies if placed in a higher category company.

Rules for M. Tech. Students

  • A student is allowed to have a maximum of two jobs:
  • One from Category I
  • And another from either Category II or Category III.

A student if placed in a Category II or Category III Company, then s/he is not eligible for any other company.

Rules for MBA Students

  • A student is allowed to have a maximum of one job from Category I, Category II or Category III Company.

Rules for M. Sc. /Integrated M. Sc. Students

  • A student is allowed to have a maximum of two jobs:
  • One from Category I.
  • And another from either Category II or Category III.
  • A student if placed in a Category II or Category III Company, then s/he is not eligible for any other company.

General Rules for all Students

  • A student who registers for a company but does not turn up for selection processes (PPT, GD, PI, etc.) of that particular company shall be exempted from appearing for the recruitment process of the next two companies in the higher category (Category II/ Category III) in which s/he is eligible.
  • A student, while accepting a job offer in a company of higher category, automatically forfeits the job in a company of lower category that s/he might have been offered earlier.
  • The eligibility criteria for placement in a company are notified through notice prior at the beginning of the process or during the pre-placement talk by the company. Every student must check his/her eligibility status, in accordance to the criteria set by the company before applying. However, if it is found that a student has not followed the same and has tried to manipulate any information, disciplinary actions, as deemed fit, will be taken by the institute.
  • Any form of malpractice during tests and interviews will be viewed seriously by the Training and Placement Centre and may attract severe punitive measures.
  • It is at the discretion of the Training and Placement Centre to make any sort of changes to the rules and the K factor at any time during placement session.
  • Students having UR/X/F grade in any subject will not be allowed to sit for placements. All exceptions will be dealt on a case-to-case basis by the TPC.

Internship Policy 2017-18

  • A student is eligible for only one on-campus internship (paid/unpaid) offer.
  • A student having a confirmation for foreign internship is not eligible to sit for companies offering internship on campus. However, if he/she rejects the foreign internship offer, then s/he will be eligible for on campus internship opportunities.
  • A student who receives an on-campus internship has to go for the on-campus internship only. If he fails to do so, he will not be allowed to sit for 2 Category II and 2 Category III Companies in the following Placement Season in which s/he is eligible.

Rules for Pre-Placement Offers

  • Students who receive a PPO should immediately notify the TnP cell. Also, they need to inform if they will accept or reject the PPO.
  • Students having a PPO from a company are eligible for any one on-campus offer if the company providing PPO belongs to category 11 or below.
  • A student having a PPO with CTC belonging to Category II category is allowed to sit for companies in Category II or Category III category if the CTC offered by the latter is K times the CTC of the PPO.

 

Branches

Category Il

Category III

Factor (K)

CSE & ECE

< 10 LPA

>= 10 LPA

1.7

Others

< 5.5 LPA

>= 5.5 LPA

1.7

 

  • A student who accepts a PPO in Category III is not eligible for campus placements.

For a few selected companies, the Tnp cell can confirm a PPO as a final offer for a student, and the student will be disallowed to sit for any further companies

Code of Conduct

All students appearing for placements must strictly obey the following guidelines failing which they will be debarred from appearing for subsequent companies.

Do’s:

  • They must disclose correct data regarding their academics as well as personal information such as CGPA, backlogs etc.
  • Strict discipline and decorum should be maintained throughout the process.
  • Once registered on the portal of a company, it is mandatory for the student to appear in all the rounds prior to the selection process of that company. Skipping this will result in the immediate cancellation of the student’s eligibility for the process.
  • Students should carry their Identity cards to all the rounds of selection.
  • Students must be punctual. They must report at the designated place at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time and must follow the specified dress code.

Don’ts:

  • Students should not provide any wrong/misleading information to TnP cell.
  • Students are not allowed to carry any electronic gadgets such as cell phones or calculators to the examination hall.

Perquisites of the Antecedent Policy

The currently incorporated placement policy, being percipient, caters to the needs of both the students as well as the companies. Unlike the issues enlisted from the previous policy in 2015, when many job oppurtunites were lost (approximately 195) owing to students who got placed in multiple categories and chose one job over the other, the current policy implemented in 2016 sighted a marginal decrease in the job losses to less than even 50% of the antecedent policy.

Moreover, the placement committee has heightened the internship opportunities for the sophomores and pre-final years, as a result of which there’s a huge gain in the number of summer internships, with an objective to encourage ambitious scholars. The Training and Placement Centre along with a dedicated team of Placement Coordinators is working day in and day out to ensure that the students get placed in the companies they desire. It is rest assured that the changes made in the placement policies will increase job opportunities as well as compel more and more companies to recruit graduates from our Campus.

 

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