This year selection of students from various engineering colleges in Vidarbha has been adversely affected. There are two reasons for this. The first is poor performance by students in job interviews. Secondly, the number of companies approaching colleges for recruitment has also decreased substantially.
Though these students have performed well in the University exams taken online due to Covid they didn’t perform well in the recruitment tests. Also, the recession in the US has brought fewer companies for employment.
Major IT players have kept away this year from hiring students making students skeptical about the offers as many have still not got offer letters despite the interviews. In fact many companies this year have laid off people.
On Monday, over 500 mechanical and electrical branch students from 52 engineering colleges in Nagpur, Amravati, Chandrapur, and other parts of Vidarbha appeared for job interviews in the city. But they were interviewed by just one turbine manufacturing company from Bengaluru.
The recruiters are claiming that the standard of students appearing post-Covid is not up to the mark and are calling it the ‘Corona effect’.
Asked how many jobs were offered, the vice-principal said, “Not more than 10 would get placed.”
Big IT companies like Capgemini, Cognizant, Accenture, and even local ones like Persistent and Infocepts were missing from the recruitment drive. But small and medium-sized companies are still learnt to be hiring from these colleges.