As the nation is imposed with lockdown due to COVID-19, Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI), a university in New Delhi has prepared to conduct online drives for job placements and internships. Jamia placement with the highest package was made recently.
The University Placement Cell (UPC) has been directed by the JMI Vice-Chancellor Prof. Najma Akhtar to be prepared for conducting online drives. For this purpose, an automation platform for training and placement processes was already adopted by the UPC and was ready with its portal for online placement drives.
The campus of the university has been closed due to the lockdown which is creating difficulty for companies to conduct on-campus drives. Several companies have shifted to work from home and they are offering internships and jobs related to it. Amidst the lockdown, it is a tough task to provide jobs and internships to students. To achieve this purpose UPC is coordinating with several companies;
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 first phase of Jamia Placement was organized by the UPC during last semester’s pre-COVID-19 lockdown. 52 companies had extended 257 job offers in that drive. These job offers were given to students of various postgraduate, undergraduate and diploma courses.
Pratham Batra, a student of B.Tech in Computer Engineering has been given a pre-placement offer by the Microsoft India. It provides a package of Rs 41 lacs, which is the highest annual salary package.
An internship worth Rs 80,000 per month has been offered by Maslo to Ms. Abha Agarwal. She is also a student of B.tech in Electronics and communications.
Companies like SIEMENS, Mahindra Comviva, NIIT, SAMSUNG R&D, Vedanta Ltd, L&T Ltd, American Express, WIPRO Technologies, IBM, L&T Construction, Innovaccer, TFT, Springboard, Newgen Technologies, Zia Semiconductors, TCS, OYO, AVIZVA, etc. have extended offers to the students via online drives.
JMI teachers have been conducting online classes amidst the lockdown. The University has also been ahead by conducting four online faculty development programmes for capacity building of around 800 teachers of the university in online teaching.