Placements

The Career Guidance and Placement Bureau was inaugurated on 27th November, 2001 with the broad objective of providing placement for our students in reputable companies through :

• Career Counseling.
• Training
• ON and OFF Campus Placements

VISION
Groom students to face the challenges of the corporate world and create world class leaders.

MISSION
Enhance the employability of the students through continual Career counseling, training and development programs and make them Industry ready.

 

Functions

  • To place students through campus and off-campus recruitments
  • To develop activities for career guidance and mentoring
  • To design value-added programme which aims at academic and personal development from the corporate perspective
  • To design training programmes for pre-interview preparation mock tests, mock group discussions, CV writing, personal interviews etc.
 
  • To enable students to brand themselves as highly capable and employable resources for Indian and Global Companies.
  • To showcase the college as an attractive destination for prospective students who aspire for rewarding and fulfilling careers.
  • To organize value added programs and bridge the gap between industry expectations and class room learning through various Industry – Academic – interface initiative.
  • To create strong brand equity of CMRIMS in the corporate world.
  • To regularly visit companies to invite them for Campus placement.
  • To build strategic relationships with the Companies.
  • To organize in-house training programme for Soft skill development of students.
  • To organize joint sessions between the departments and Placement Bureau to design action plans, based on the feedback of the representatives of the recruiting companies and implementation of suitable suggestions.
  • To build a strong network with other colleges for mutual benefit.
  • To organize career counseling sessions for students to pursue the right program in higher studies and or a profession
 

PLACEMENT PROCESS 

  • Final year students are invited to register themselves for placements.
  • A data base of students appearing for the final exam is prepared
  • Career Counseling sessions are held
  • CMR Life Skills Institute, a SSS wing imparts training in life and soft skills to prepare them to be ready for the selection process conducted by the companies
  • Establish contact with potential recruiters from the following sources
  1. a) Past Recruiters
  2. b) Alumni
  3. c) Students and faculty contacts
  4. d) Companies where students undertook industry visits and project work.
  5. e) News paper advertisements
  6. f) Companies who approach us direct

As a policy the emerging sectors are targeted

  • Based on the requirements of the companies, eligible and interested candidates are invited to appear for pre-placement talks, selection tests and interviews.
  • The bureau invites companies to conduct pre-placement talks for our students followed by the selection process.
  • Alternative routes: Arrangements are worked out with some companies who follow alternative selection routes like
  1. a) Train and Hire
  2. b) Train, Intern and Hire
  3. c) Intern and Hire

Such companies have also trained our faculty to impart company specific and content specific training to students.

REVIEW AND MONITORING OF THE FUNCTIONING OF THE BUREAU 

A Placement Committee is formed consisting of faculty members from various departments as well as the Placement Officers to review and monitor the functioning of the Bureau. 

Meetings are calendarised to be held on the last working day of each month; in addition meetings are held as and when required.

 

A broader view of Placement

  • The term Placement is a bit of a misnomer
  • Placement is only the final outcome, the end result
  • The way we look at it is that Placement doesn’t imply only placements in corporates – it implies placement in life.
  • Organizing coaching classes for CPT/ICMA is also a placement activity. It places students in Professions – it is placement in life.
  • Counseling students to go for higher studies is also a placement activity. It is placement in life
  • These figures are of course not reflected in our placement statistics

 

Placement Strategy-: We follow a 3 pronged approach

  1. Segmentation of Corporates into different businesses and targeting the segments which offer the best prospects for placement.
  • Banking– Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Northern Trust, Society General
  • Retail-Tata Consultancy Services, Amazon, TESCO
  • Accounting and Auditing– KPMG, Ernst &Young, Capgemini, Oracle, ISGN
  • IT/ITES– Wipro, Infosys.
  • We fish where the fishes are
  1. Segmentation of students based on their performance and inclinations, we try to fit the right student to the right job.
  2. Focus: Instead of dissipating our energy and resources on hundreds of companies, we focus on about 30 companies to get to know them well, understand the requirements and offer preferential and personalized services to serve them better with a long term focus.

CAREER GUIDANCE

We have a two pronged approach

  • Obtain assessment of students from external agencies which shows strengths, weaknesses, aptitude etc of students
  • Through placement faculty co-ordinators (Faculty members continually guide students based on their knowledge of the students as well as on the Assessment report from external agency)

POST PLACEMENT

  • Visit campuses to ascertain performance of students
  • Provide moral support to them
  • Build long term relationships with recruiters
  • Thank recruiters

 

INNOVATIONS IN PLACEMENT

  • Soliciting support from parents through interaction with corporates
  • Soliciting alumni support through interaction with students
  • Refresher course in aptitude test/PI and GDs before placement season by external/internal resources
  • Visit to corporates to meet the alumni-well received by alumni and corporate.
  • MOU/LOEs signed with recruiters to build long term relationships
  • We take permission from recruiting companies and sit in PI & GDs as observers. This exposure helps us in training our students to face future PI & GDs
 

Recruiters

HSBC, Infosys, Target Corporation, Societe Generale, Accenture, Amazon, Axis Bank, Deutsche Bank, HP, IBM India Pvt Ltd., JP Morgan, Northern Trust, Oracle, SAP Labs, TCS, Thomson Reuters, Wipro, Deloitte, State Street Corporation, Kotak Mahindra Bank