An overview of placements

Placements give students the opportunity to gain skills specific to their subject or industry of choice as well as the employability skills required for real-life work. It also increases their knowledge of an industry or sector, allowing them to make better informed decisions about future career choices.

The term placement, which is also known as work experience, is used to describe a planned period of temporary work that someone does to give them experience of the working world or of a particular industry. The experience may take the form of short term, long term (e.g. one year) or part time employment, and could be paid or unpaid. Work placements are different from volunteering because the main focus is the development of working skills, not helping a charitable cause.

Essentially a placement means different things to different people but in essence it is any form of work that you before you start your career. Even work experience you get as part of your career after graduation can be counted as work experience. The most important thing to remember is that all placements give you some experience.

I invite you to the new placement season of Navkis college of Engineering, Hassan. Placement department facilitates training activities of the students and make sure they get placed in the best of both national and international companies.

Our eminent faculty members who nurture our management graduates develop industry oriented and industry relevant course content. Also, we invite senior executives from the corporate world to ensure that students are provided with the right mix of theory and real world issues.

The academic rigor coupled with live projects, internships and co-curricular activities has made NCE students deliver superior quality at work.

We thank our recruiters for the tremendous faith they have shown in us.

Objective of the placement and Training:

  • To Bridge the gap that currently exists between the Industry and fresh professionals for recruitment purposes.
  • To minimize Stage fear.
  • To build confidence among students.
  • To make students know the Importance of Training & Placements.
  • Make them prepared for further training session and placements.

The Procedure of Campus Placement

One of the best ways you can prepare for a campus placement is by knowing about the complete procedure. This way, you can prepare for all the steps involved and feel more confident on the day of campus placement or recruitment interviews.

Here is the most common procedure for campus placement.

1. Pre-Placement Presentation

This is the first part of the procedure. In the pre-placement presentation, the companies that have come for the campus placements put up presentations regarding their organization. You get to know all about the companies, their recruitment process and the salaries you can expect. After the presentations, students are allowed to ask questions to the representatives.

2. Qualifications

In this step, you will know about the qualifications and other important criteria companies have set for recruitment. Usually, companies interview only those candidates that belong to a certain stream of education and will choose from among them. Since colleges teach multiple disciplines, and placements drives for all disciplines are held together, make sure you know which companies are interested in your education.

3. Written Examination

Once you know the companies you are going to be applying for, you will have to attempt an aptitude test. The test may vary based on the positions you are applying for, but there are a few tests specific to education streams. For example, during engineering placement drives, the Wheebox Graduate Employability Test is the standard test that most companies use. This exam tests coding skills, math skills, English language skills, and critical thinking skills. Similarly, there are other tests for other disciplines.


4. Group Discussion

A few times, this round is not conducted, but many companies use this for filtering candidates. A group of students is created that is moderated by a judge. A common topic is given for the group to discuss. Once the discussions begin, students are judged on their knowledge, their communication skills, their confidence, their leadership skills, and their listening and retaining capabilities. In the GD round, the latest news and current affairs are discussed, so you need to brush up on your knowledge.


5. Technical Knowledge Interview

This is an interview that will check your knowledge related to the subject you are studying, and other important technical knowledge that will be related to your profession. This round is mostly conducted in a one-on-one setting, but if there are many students and interviews are short on time, they may conduct interviews as a group.


6. Formal Interview

This is the final part of the procedure – formal interview. In this round, you are judged for your confidence and abilities. You can even term this interview as your job interview. If you have done internships, or have worked on real industry projects, it will really help you do well during this interview. In this interview, you will most likely know if you have been selected.


7. Post Placement Discussion

This is the final part of the procedure – formal interview. In this round, you are judged for your confidence and abilities. You can even term this interviewIf you have cleared the formal interview, you will get an offer letter and a post-placement discussion. You will be given guidelines and be told about the joining procedure. You will also be told any other important information you need to know.

Placement Activities

1. Skill Assessment Training

Generally conducted on the college campus, either directly by the company or through an assessment partners like Seventh Sense, Unnathi Academy, Careerlab from Byju’s, 10 seconds, AMCAT etc.., this is a written evaluation – though more likely to be a computer-based test, than a pen and paper exercise. These tests are usually the first elimination round of the complete process so it’s important to prepare well and clear the first round comfortably. Candidates face standardised questions checking their skills on three parameters – Communication skills (in English), Logical Reasoning Ability and Quantitative ability (grasp on numbers and understanding in basic maths concepts). A specific domain-oriented assessment may or may not be present as the next step. If you’re looking to practice for your aptitude test, these our partners sample papers should come in handy


2. Group Discussions Training

Our partners (like, Seventh Sense, Unnathi Academy ) are conducting Group Discussions or Panel Interviews on the college campus are relatively easier way in which companies can understand and sift through multiple candidates to come down to a select few. Brought together either formally or through an informal discussion format, the Group Discussion or GD checks students on confidence, original presentation of ideas, flow of thought and conduct in a group. A few companies on campus choose to do a panel interview, instead of a group discussion. Different from a group discussion, the panel interview is a more formal exercise. While the group discussion has interviewer(s) observing the actions of the candidate in a group, the panel interview has several of them, connecting with the candidate either individually or in groups. Though the HR round is somewhat similar, the difference lies in the stage at which the panel is introduced to the candidate.


3. Technical Interview Training

The Technical interview is an engage from our partners which is domain and role-specific in nature, aimed at checking whether the candidate can be considered a right ‘fit’ for the position that the recruitment exercise is being held for.While most HR practitioners agree that freshers taken from campus placements may not be absolute role fits, there are certain parameters that should be spot on. This interview includes Grasp on domain – programming knowledge, core skills, Ability to mold to role, Practical Application of Knowledge to Real world situations, Clarity in thought and articulation


4. HR Interview Training

We also provide HR training to the students, the HR Interview checks students for being organizational fits or not. Apart from classic checks, they check for willingness to move for work, any debilitating conditions and behavioral traits to ascertain how good or bad the student would be with them. The HR interview check towards, Passion to work for the company and the role, Skills (Core and Soft Skills), and Learn ability.

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