Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Highest Packages and Top Recruiters

The placement record at Christ (Deemed to be University) is something to be covered, both in terms of highest packages offered and also top recruiters, mainly from the Big Four consisting of KPMG, Ernst Young, Deloitte and PriceWater Cooper (PwC) who make a big number of offers. The following statistics serve to authenticate the same.  There are over 60 companies which have offered a minimum CTC (Cost to Company) of Rs 5 Lakhs per annum, going up to Rs 13 Lakhs per annum. The best package offered was Rs 13.12 Lakhs by Sailax AI for students from the MBA and MA in Media and Communication Studies Programmes.

We have had 14 companies that have offered a minimum of Rs 10 Lakhs Cost To Company(CTC) per annum, and at least 23 companies which have offered packages in the bracket of Rs 6 Lakhs to Rs 9.5 Lakhs CTC per annum.

Some of the organizations that have paid high packages are as follows - Sailax AI, MoneyTap, ITC Foods, Practo, MTR, Chai point, Axxela Advisory Servies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (hpe), Aspire Systems, Bain Capability Network, Citigroup, Odessa, Gajra Pai & Zhu, DE Shaw & Co, Radisys, ZS Associates, Infosys, Vedanta, Swiss Re, Accenture, Boston Consulting Group, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), SE2, Kristal AI, Tresvista, Dell, Verity, Arcesium, Cerner etc.

The companies which offer best packages have not only recruited from the MBA programmes, but also from BTech, BCom programmes, BBA programmes, BA Economics Honours, MSW, MSc Actuarial Science, BCA, BSc EMS (Economics, Mathematics & Statistics), MA Media & Communication Studies, MCA, MA English with Communication Studies. Students from across streams and programmes have proven their mettle when it comes to securing high packages and challenging job profiles as well.


Christ (Deemed to be University) offers one of the best placement opportunities for students in Bangalore. Most of the organizations prefer to recruit our students as our students display a good aptitude, attitude and possess good verbal and written communication skills along with other technical skills for various job profiles. The profiles offered by these companies can be broadly classified in the following areas: Marketing & Sales, Information Technology, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Research, Management Consulting, Advisory, Technical Writing, Business and Data Analytics etc.

Here are a few excerpts from students who have succeeded in breaking barriers and landing dream jobs on the role of Christ (Deemed to be University) in mould-ing and nurturing their skills and talents.

“It’s rightly said that a great kick start to one’s career is achieved by strong will and determination in yourself along with proper guidance from your mentors. Christ (Deemed to be University) has proven to be that guiding factor in my life. From giving me platforms for public speaking to grooming me as a self-confident personality, these three years in Christ have been amazing… that provided me with this huge opportunity to be a part of an organization like Bain”. Mansi Goyat, Bcom Honours, a student placed at Bain Capability Network, Gurgaon

“Education is the foundation upon which we build our future, and I profoundly owe it to Christ (Deemed to be University) for preparing me for my future endeavours. I not only acknowledge Christ (Deemed to be University) for my academic progression but also for the cultivation of my present character and humane qualities… I find myself at an advantaged spot to be able to sit for the world’s most prestigious companies during campus placements…” Stuti Sanghi, BCom Honours, a student placed at Bain Capability Network.

“The most distinguishing factor that sets us apart from others is the spirit of values, the dignity we uphold as students of Christ (Deemed to be University). The university has provided us with countless opportunities to develop and showcase our skills….whether it be management fests, creative CIAs or other cultural activities, which has ensured that we put to test every part of our brain” Anmol Kaur, BCom Honours, placed at Bain Capability Network.

Top Recruiters are those organizations that have made the most number of offers. Every year, it is usually the companies from the Big Four, who are the top recruiters, especially, Ernst & Young (EY), Deloitte and KPMG. The Big Four refers to the four largest auditing firms i.e., EY, Deloitte, PwC & KPMG. The Big Four firms are way ahead in comparison to other auditing firms, both in terms of revenue and workforce and the ability to provide a wide scope of quality professional services to their clients. The Big Four have recruited thousands of students from the UG and PG programs over the years.

However, apart from the Big Fours, other companies have also recruited a large number of students over the years. The following organizations have made the most number of offers across undergraduate and postgraduate courses - Deloitte (185 offers); Ernst & Young (EY) (121 offers); KPMG (83 offers);  Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (67 offers); Goldman Sachs (48 offers); Cerner (43 offers); Deutsche Bank (41 offers) and Amazon (38 offers).

The top recruiters offered the following job profiles to the undergraduate and postgraduate students. Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY) and KPMG offer job roles related to Audit/Assurance, Tax, Information Technology Advisory and Risk Advisory roles. TCS, Cerner and Amazon offered management trainee, content writing and Information Technology job roles. Goldman Sachs & Deutsche Bank offered job profiles related to Finance, Investments and Operations.

The following are the excerpts from some of our students who were placed in some of the top recruiters.

“I would like to thank the placement office that provided us this wonderful opportunity to kick start our career. The soft skills training they provided, really helped us in preparing for the campus recruitment process. The Department of Commerce, Christ (Deemed to be University) facilitated us by providing relevant knowledge and motivated us.” Nanditha AS, BCom, placed in Deloitte USI

“Thank you so much to Placement Office, Christ (Deemed to be University) and Deloitte USI for providing such an excellent opportunity for the students (fresh-ers) to kick start their career in the best possible way. The placement experience was seamless; everything was very organized which helped us, candidates, to keep ourselves composed throughout the process.” Prashanth S., BCom, placed in Deloitte USI

"Auditing has always been my passion and to be an auditor for one of the Big 4s has always been my dream. Thanks to the placement office at Christ (Deemed to be University), I got the opportunity to work for KPMG KGS. I am excited for the path before me!” Muneer Omer, BBA F&A, KPMG KGS


Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Employability Enhancement Skills and Digital Literacy

One of the major concerns of most of the organizations conducting campus recruitments in India is that the students lack necessary skill sets and knowledge level essentially required for good placement. The knowledge of changing environment and emerging economy as well as a fairer picture of the requirements of the companies for various job profiles is the key. This is major because of the lack of skill development training. Therefore, employability training plays a major role in shaping up the career goals of students as it enhances their employability skills and helps in the transition from academics to industry. The Center for Placements and Career Guidance, Christ (Deemed to be University) conducted soft skills placement training session for the final year PG and UG students who had registered for placements.

The objective of this session was to help students get an insight into various processes that happen during a campus placement drive and to equip them with the necessary skill sets to successfully clear each stage of the process. Different train-ing organizations were utilized for the soft skills training programmes which were conducted at the beginning of the academic year (odd semester) as well as during the even semester as below.

Ms Jyothi P S and Ms Sapna Pius from ‘Bianhua’ team conducted a"Campus to Corporate" module which broadly covered topics like Business Etiquette, Email Etiquette, Body Language, Professional dressing, Power Dressing, Grooming & Hygiene and Business Communication. 

Soft Skills training sessions were also conducted by Mr Abhishek Aiyappan & Ms Megha, Soft Skills trainers from the ‘Para’ team. Topics covered were Resume Writing, Video Resume, Personal Interview Skills, Mock GD sessions, Basics of Digital Literacy, Grooming, dressing & basic behavioural etiquettes & Communication Skills.

The placement training objectives were as follows. The students would be more confident while attending interviews, build a good resume that they could use for interviews and the ability to crack group discussion and personal interview rounds. Feedback from Students on Soft Skills Training sessions was very positive. Some of the comments that were made about the placement training sessions were as follows. Interactive and engaging; doubts were clarified effectively; content was relevant; mock GD and interview sessions were good; LinkedIn walkthrough was helpful; sessions included informative activities which pushed students out of their comfort zones etc.

A few companies that recruit from campus also briefed students on how to prepare for the placement process, e.g. Deloitte and KPMG, specifically in the following three areas. Resume Writing Skills: how to build a resume, do’s and dont’s, keeping things concise etc Group Discussion: Basic etiquettes to practice during the group discussion and how to create an impression; and Personal Interview: details like dress code, the importance of body language, how to tackle tricky questions during interviews, and tips on how to interact with the interviewer were discussed. Students were also briefed on what qualities organizations look forward to during campus placements.

Another skill set that organizations look forward to in the current age of technology is Digital Literacy. It is the ability to navigate various digital platforms and understand, assess and communicate through them. Digital literacy is important, especially for campus placements, because we live in a technology-savvy world. En-cyclopedias are replaced by google search engines, air ticket bookings through mobile applications, doctor appointments are now online etc. Digital literacy is not about posts on Facebook or posting pictures on Instagram. It is about seeking answers or information on the internet and to authenticate the reliability of the source of information before presenting in the online platform with the help of images and texts. Students, especially those participating in campus recruitment, should know basic differences between domain names. They should also understand the difference between posting a status on Facebook or Instagram from writing a research blog or article. The need to learn the basics of formatting the text and different writing styles available. Few soft skills students are required to learn in the Digital era are Microsoft Word, Powerpoint & Excel (Advanced excel for finance students); using data on cloud platforms; using google spreadsheets to collate da-ta; basics of Email communication, creating a LinkedIn profile, a social platform for professionals; knowledge of cybersecurity laws; learn how to use video conferencing platforms to collaborate and work in the digital world etc. Andrew Keen, a British-American entrepreneur and author had remarked :

"Being Human in the digital world is about building a digital world for humans."

The placement training programmes conducted by the Placement Office has immensely helped a lot of students get campus placements in many of the top recruiters with high packages such as Bain Capability Network, DE Shaw, Goldman Sachs, Boston Consulting Group, Arcesium, ZS Associates, Axxela Advisory, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte, Aon, Oracle, ICICI Bank, Deutsche Bank, Exxon Mobil, Shell, JP Morgan etc.


Monday, 14 September 2020

REPORT ON ONE DAY NATIONAL LEVEL SEMINAR (WEBINAR) ON “CARE FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH” HELD ON 15TH OF AUGUST, 2020

 Department of Life Sciences, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) organized A One-day National level seminar (Webinar) on “Care for your Mental Health” on 15th of August, 2020 (Saturday). This event was jointly organized by Dr.Anish Nag, Dr.Siddharthan and Dr.P.Manikantan. A Totally 230 registered participants participated this program.

Dr.Jenifer Roovel John, Professor and Founder Hope Homoeo Healing, Chennai Chief medical officer/Consultant, Sri Sairam Homeopathy Medical College & Research Centre, Chennai, Tamilnadu has given a talk on “Care for your Mental Health”. In her talk, she explained on how your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled and how regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and can help you concentrate, sleep, and feel better. Exercise keeps the brain and your other vital organs healthy, and is also a significant benefit towards improving your mental health. Also, she described how healthier is it  to accept that everyone is unique than to wish you were more like someone else. Feeling good about yourself boosts your confidence to learn new skills, visit new places and make new friends. Good self-esteem helps you cope when life takes a difficult turn. The students were benifited by the enlighning session that gave insights on how to stay posistive during the most difficult times.

 

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