Jamia Millia Islamia Placement Cell organized a placement drive through online session. During the drive 52 companies extended 257 job offers to students of various post graduate, undergraduate and diploma courses.
New Delhi: Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI) is gearing up to organize online drives for internships and jobs placements during lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. JMI Vice-Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar has directed the University Placement Cell (UPC) to get ready for it. In this regard the UPC has recently adopted an automation platform for training and placement process and ready with its portal for online placement drives.
During lockdown the biggest challenge is to provide job placements and internships to students. The UPC is coordinating with many companies for this purpose. The university campus is closed due to lockdown and students are not in campus and companies have a limited access of working. Most of the companies have adopted working from home model and they are extending internships and jobs in such cases.
ONLINE PLACEMENT SESSION
UPC also organised a webinar on “Cracking Online Job Interviews and Techniques for Group Discussion” on May 10, 2020. Ahmed Sabih Kidwai, Director-Learning Solutions, Schneider Electric India, a French Multinational Company, was the Keynote Speaker. More than 100 students and teacher placement coordinators from various departments attended the webinar.
Kidwai, who is a seasoned professional and has led Human Resources functions for various multinationals in the country, opened the session by talking about proven techniques of understanding interviews, gravitas, and communication skills. Through a clear and articulate presentation, he explained participants’ nuances of online interview skills.
The presentation was followed by a highly interactive question and answer session where students had their queries satisfactorily addressed by Kidwai. The webinar was informative and managed to create an impact of shared understanding in terms of cracking online job interviews.
Companies such as Amazon, Byjus, Bloombrain, Connect2Survey, RTDS, Hiretek, Sterlite, DataMark, NIIT Ltd., Samsung Display, Hundred Plus, YSkool, Dark Phoenix Studios (MO ON TV), E-vision technoserve, Havells, Peacock Solar etc have shown interest for the online placement drives.
The UPC has been organising various video meetings with Teacher Placement Coordinators and Student Placement Committees of various departments of the university to discuss the situation emerged after the COVID 19 outbreak.
FIRST PHASE OF PLACEMENT
The UPC organized its first phase of placements during last semester pre COVID-19 lockdown. During the drive 52 companies extended 257 job offers to students of various post graduate, undergraduate and diploma courses.
BIG COMPANIES & LARGE PACKAGES
Microsoft India offered a pre-placement offer to Pratham Batra, a student of B.Tech (Comp. Engg), with a highest annual salary package of Rs. 41 lacs and also has offered an internship to Ms. Abha Agarwal, a student of B.Tech (Elect. & Comm.) with a stipend of Rs. 80000/- per month. Companies which extended job offers includes SAMSUNG R&D, SIEMENS, Mahindra Comviva, Vedanta Ltd, NIIT, L&T Ltd, American Express, WIPRO Technologies, IBM, L&T Construction, Innovaccer, TFT, Springboard, Newgen Technologies, Zia Semiconductors, TCS, OYO , AVIZVA, Fujitsu Consulting, JLL Consulting, Azimpremji Foundation, Shareit, TV9, CINIF group, OPTUM, United Health Group etc.
JMI teachers are regularly taking online classes since the start of lockdown and the university took a lead by organizing 4 Online Faculty Development Programs for capacity building of around 800 teachers of the university in online teaching.