BANGALORE: If you want to get placed in a reputed multinational company (MNC) through campus selection during your postgraduate study, better focus on scoring more marks in second year Pre-University course/ Class 12.
A majority of companies visiting colleges for campus recruitments are looking at candidates who have scored above 65 per cent in PU courses along with their marks in postgraduate courses. According to information available with Express from several city-based colleges, companies are preferring such candidates in engineering, MCA (Master of Computer Applications) and even at general PG courses.
Companies like IBM, L&T Infotech, Accenture, HP, Infosys, Igate and Capgemini are concentrating on PU marks.
This year, Cognizant is the only company which has given a relaxation of 10 per cent in PU marks and considering those who are with 55 per cent marks in PU courses. Speaking to Express, Placement officer of a top college offering MCA course said, “Of course, some students cannot get in as the selection criterion is based on PU marks. However, the college cannot help them as it is a company policy.”
The students who have failed to go through the selection process are unhappy with the companies. “My marks in PUC is less but that does not mean I am slow learner. My scores in both UG and PG are high first class,” said an MCA student from Dayanand Sagar Academy of Technology and Management.
Another student from BMS college of Engineering said, “This practice is not just restricted to MCA or other commerce courses. It is also there in engineering and technology. Many of my friends could not get placed just because of this policy.”
UVCE Principal Dr K R Venugopal said, “Though it is the companies’ policy, I wish they should not reject students in the initial stage itself by considering PUC marks.” According to him, even if a student got less than 60 per cent in PUC, he is capable of getting more in UG and PG courses. “Companies should not discourage candidates by putting such rules to select the best talent,” he said.
‘I Have Forgotten My Dream’
Here is a case where an MCA graduate did not get placed anywhere even after seven years of completion of his course just because he was a repeater in second year PUC. Shivaraj (name changed) from Hassan studied at a top college in Bangalore, but failed to get employed because of his marks in second PUC. When contacted, he said, “I have forgotten my dream of joining the corporate sector and have joined as a guest faculty at a city college.”