Importance of Placements while choosing a college | NITTE

Importance of Placements while choosing a college/university

Selecting the right college that will fulfill your career aspirations is one of the most important decisions youngsters have to make. The decision is crucial as their future depends on this. Is it a good college? What are the academic rankings? Is the college rich in infrastructure? Does it offer promising placements, etc. are among the few questions that come to mind before initiating the hunt for the right college/university. Among all the questions, the one prominent question is about placements. Not just students, even their families are concerned about the result and are confused and desperate in finding the right college for their children. Every student undergoes the same struggle in choosing a college that promises good placements by the time they complete their course.

Every student wants to get a job, right after he completes his course. Keeping this factor in mind, it is of utmost importance that the college you choose has a dedicated placement cell which ensures that good companies are visiting the college/university to provide employment opportunities. The placement cell at Nitte (Deemed to be University) has a good rapport in the industry and ensures that top-notch companies visit the university to interview students. It arranges guest lectures, where people from the industry who are qualified and experienced interact with students and discuss future prospects. In the current scenario, placement cells have gained even more importance because of the cut-throat competition in the job market. As there are a lot of opportunities in the industry whether in startups or established firms, it becomes difficult for a fresher to make out what suits them best. In such cases, placement cells guide students and provide them the required training and details needed, to ensure they take the right step towards their work life. The primary motive of any college is to provide promising placements to eligible students. Following are the ways in which a dedicated placement cell helps the college in achieving this:
  • Grooming of your knowledge and personality

    Placement cells bridge the gap between the student’s skills and the industry’s expectations by providing necessary training and development sessions. They are abreast with current industry trends and design a training structure for students accordingly. Among the Cell's activities are imparting skill sets such as communication, leadership, or any specific skill related to the student's area of interest. Placement cells teach students about industry standards and make them more employable. Students get a fair idea of the job market that they will be a part of, and also, as freshers, it is very important to have a basic knowledge of the do’s and don’ts in the corporate world. It not only takes care of the student’s academic skills but also grooms their personality in terms of their way of communication, dressing, soft skills, etc. At Nitte, the Placement Cell organizes a “finishing school program” which addresses crucial job fitment areas such as resume preparation, mock interviews, group discussions, aptitude tests, and personality development.
  • Work experience

    The placement cells have tie-ups with various companies that provide internship opportunities to college students. An internship is a great way of learning, as it gives you on-the-job working experience. Through internships, you apply your theoretical knowledge in real-life business situations. Also, the process of applying for internships teaches you a lot of things such as resume making, interview skills, soft skills, etc. Placement cells offer you such opportunities and polish your skill sets to ensure you crack the interview and land a promising internship in a good company, which later can offer a pre-placement offer depending on your work. Internships are also a great avenue to build your network. Networking is an essential part of the corporate world as it helps you explore new opportunities. Students get a chance to meet and interact with professionals and industry experts which further lays the foundation of their career. The placement cell at Nitte sends placement brochures, organizes campus recruitment and pooled interview drives to engage with potential employers.
  • More opportunities

    The placement committee consists of personnel who have multiple connections in the industry. The cell maintains good relations with various corporates to make sure more and more companies visit the college/university every year for placements. This provides the students with a lot of opportunities. The placement cell informs well in advance about the companies that’ll be visiting the campus, post which students can properly research the company and know about its working, specialty, job roles, working conditions, etc. This in-depth knowledge about the job role and company will give them an edge during the interview. Also, applying through college is much easier for a fresher when compared to applying from outside, without any referrals, as these companies have a rapport with the college/university to recruit students.
  • Higher education

    Not every student aims at getting a job after their degree, some focus on pursuing higher studies. Apart from helping a student secure a promising placement, these placement cells also guide students in their higher education plans. They provide the necessary coaching and training which will help students crack the exams. The placement cells at the constituent colleges of Nitte (Deemed to be University) offer special coaching and mentoring for competitive exams. It also arranges guest lectures, workshops, and industrial visits for students. Also, these placement cells educate students regarding the various career options available after graduation. And for those who wish to go in for higher education, the placement cell guides them by briefing them about the courses and suggesting certain entrance exams.

An active and dedicated placement cell is an integral part of any college as it speaks a lot about the institute’s rapport in the job market. At Nitte, we aim at providing the best of education with a promising placement, at the end of our students’ academic years. We strive to make our students industry-ready and responsible so that they add value to society through their learnings and experiences at Nitte.