As students at top management institutes head towards the final year of their MBA or PGDM degree programs, their days at college get tougher.For, it is the high time students have to take the crucial decision about their career and professional life ahead. Indeed, this is the time when every student wishes to step out of the ruts and start making a robust corporate growth path. But the question is – do all students find success in embarking on well-paid potential jobs? The answer is – Not really! In fact, the job market out there is full of challenges and students need to be coached in all aspects to compete in the real corporate world and find a foothold into it. It is here that the campus placements matter the most.
The major role that the management institution plays in placements is to prepare and guide its students well through the process of placements by providing them with the needed training for getting placed in high-end companies. They provide students the platform to showcase their skills and abilities to the prospective employers by inviting them for placement drives. In order to make the entire process smooth and efficient, reputed institutions generally establish a dedicated training and placement cell that facilitates and counsels placement related activities for the benefit of students, as well as the companies.
Why is a Placement Cell so important?
In the backdrop of so many opportunities lying across the country, ranging from big corporate and MNCs to industrial establishments and core manufacturing companies, the job-hunting process seems to be manifold. In reality, however, there is a stringent competition in the job market to match the talent availability with the job profile. This is where placement cell bridges the gap – easing the procedure of recruitment to be simpler for companies and at the same time beneficial for the students. Through proper placement and training, students learn how to put forth their knowledge and abilities in the right way to fetch the best of jobs. Nevertheless, it takes the right qualifications and effort to put in beforehand and afterward to sustain and grow in the career space.
The prime objective of the college placement cell is to place all eligible students in reputed companies, right at the campus itself. Placement cells basically help identify the knowledge, skills and attitude matrices of the students coming from all walks of lives and create job profiles for each of them to get them placed in relevant profiles with reputed companies. These placement cells identify the areas of training and methods with respect to the requirements of the industry and thus formulate a sequence of training activities to meet the requirements for campus placement.
Some of the specific areas where a college placement cell impacts students’ career prospects are:
- Improving their skills &knowledge
- Helping them gain awareness & experience
- Enhancing their employment prospects
- Innovation & Incubation Cell breeds young entrepreneurs
When students opt for the right educational institution, they can start off their career right from the campus, which otherwise turns out to be rough path if they happen to choose a wrong institute for this crucial phase of their education. Private colleges and universities spent a lot of resources to develop an efficient placement and training cell. Thus, almost all top management institutes in India offering MBA or PGDM courses have a robust placement and incubation cell to cater to the career needs of their students.
One such top private PGDM college in Delhi NCR happens to Asian Business School(ABS) in Noida that has a dedicated placement cell known as Corporate Resource Centre (CRC) which gives utmost importance to assist its students in getting suitable placements after the successful completion of their studies. CRC ensure that every student get the right skill & domain knowledge so that they are easily acceptable to the industry.The department organizes activities and workshops that enable students to be effective team leaders as well as team players. This department is operated with twin-fold focus, i.e. augmenting internal competencies by fostering contemporary grooming of students and by enabling industry to identify and absorb intellectuals with requisite technical & managerial skills.
Besides, Asian Business School (ABS) also believes in fostering an entrepreneurial mindset among its PGDM students and for this purpose it has an established Entrepreneurship Development and Incubation Centre (EDIC). ABS is one of the few institutes in NCR selected for establishing Institute Innovation Council (IIC) under MHRD Innovation Cell and ABS – IIC has been an active participant in innovation programs led by MHRD under this initiative. EDIC aims to enable the students to be more creative and self-confident in taking rational risk in starting an enterprise and encourage innovative business start-ups and facilitate them through research and consultancy. EDIC conducts Entrepreneurship Development Programmes for developing entrepreneurial skills enabling students to take up entrepreneurship as a career choice. It also organizes guest lectures, Awareness Camps, Seminars & Workshops, Quizzes and Business Plan Competitions for entrepreneurship development.
To sum up, it would surely not be out of context to suggest that the significance of a good placement and incubation cell at top management institutes can never be ignored!