Engineering college statistics are alarming! According to HRD ministry there are 6214 engineering colleges in India with 2.9 million students enrolling every year. Around 1.5 million engineers come into job market every year looking for job opportunities. Not obtaining jobs as a part of campus placements. Even the ones who are getting an offer in campus interviews. But the obtained job may not suit their aspirations. folks who are passing out. They are having lot of options in terms of careers in technology. This often leads more into confusion.
On the other hand, technology is growing and changing faster than expected so as the hiring company expectations. In this scenario the word placements plays a very important role for every student. It is a new phase of student’s life. Given that there is a expectations from a graduated engineer’s family in terms of job. Today’s passed out engineers go through lot of stress and confusion. In this scenario we at Emertxe emerged on a mission to solve this problem by technically upskilling and coaching engineers to become industry ready.
Industry / placement company expectations:
Talking about the expectations from the companies from students, most of our 366+ hiring companies have the following common expectations. While there are few company with specific expectations. Which can vary between one to other, larger set of them remain the same.
1. Technical Expectations:
Everyone studies to achieve something in their life. We do our schooling, college and all extra activities in the view of getting a job with good designation. When a company hires an entry level engineer (especially in core domains like Embedded Systems and IoT). They mainly expect good foundational skills which you can apply in a real-time project. It can be further broken into:
- Hands-on programming skill in any one programming language (ex: C or Python)
- Good problem solving and analytical skill
- Good in core engineering (ex: Digital Electronics / Microprocessors / Operating System)
While the main goal of engineering curriculum in colleges try to achieve the above mentioned skills. Most of them fail to meet the expectation due to lack of practicality. Students look good on their papers and certificates but they fail big time in applying them to solve real-time problems.
2. Ownership and responsibility:
When the phrase Your life jumps in, it’s totally an individual’s ownership and responsibility attributes that comes into picture. Given the dynamic business nature, organizations want entry level engineers to own the given responsibility and deliver results. This means an individual should demonstrate high level of commitment and interest towards work. Rather than making excuses and justification. Even in some cases there may be challenges in terms of an individual’s capability. But willing to put efforts in order to bridge that cap and deliver results becomes the key.
In fact such attributes are very fundamental in nature, which cannot be taught in classrooms. However there is a possibility that one might miss on such things due to many reasons. In such occasions they need mentoring or coaching . A coach brings this awareness into them and re-iterate the basics. Given that everybody wants to do well in their careers, such coaching makes a lot of difference.
3. Behavioral expectations:
The ownership and responsibility can be further expanded into a larger bucket of behavioural expectations from placement companies. Some of the behavioral expectations from placement companies are:
- Aligned with organizational goals and policies
- Positive mental attitude
- Ability to work in a team
- Being flexible in terms of taking up assignments
- Long term commitment to the organization
- Cooperative with senior colleagues
As mentioned above, this requires constant coaching and mentoring to bring into the top of everybody’s mind. Sometimes this extends to 1:1 counseling as well. In summary we can say companies look into 360 degree of an every engineering graduate before hiring them for their team. Hence a comprehensive approach need to be taken in order to address industry academia gap.
Emertxe’s placement training philosophy:
We at Emertxe, follow training philosophy to solve this challenge by enabling individuals with hands – on technical training. The best way we follow to achieve our mission. To bring more awareness by sharing our knowledge and perspective in this domain. We understand the company’s expectation. Train our students accordingly. By doing this we bridge the industry academia gap. We have expertise mentors who help our students out. Much of their efforts are put in this process. As a result our students crack the interviews in the most minimal chances! Our team, Emertxe is really proud to say that!
Emertxe’s placement review:
Recent placement companies:
Emertxe’s placement department is working to put out its best always. We have set a new record by having 43 placement companies visiting Emertxe in the month of January 2019 alone! Our students get placed in various type of core companies. We have three main types of companies visiting us, they are:
A startup is a company launched by an individual founder or entrepreneurs to hunt for a repeatable and scalable business model. It offers unique benefits for an individual who works in startup environment. Startups always provides engineers with faster growth opportunity in terms of learning and responsibilities as the organization is smaller. There many not be big hierarchy which exists in bigger organizations. Which means junior members need to take up higher responsibilities. In Emertxe we have a bunch of Embedded and IoT startups hiring our students. Some of them are mentioned below.
2. Mid-sized companies:
Mid sized companies are the companies whose business falls under a limited number. You will have a great exposure in a mid sized company. The benefits and facilities of an employee differs from company to company. The company mainly focus on delivering limited products. Most importantly we get an exposure to both startups and MNCs. Midsized is a mixture of both startups and MNCs. Hence for a person working in Mid-sized companies the rate of exposure is very high.
3. MNCs / Indian Big companies:
Our students are given opportunities to attend MNCs placements. A multinational company is headquartered in some other country and it has it’s branches in other countries as well. The company is usually very big in size. Such companies have many facilities and assets worth billions of dollars. These companies follow a specific process and methodologies. They go according to their plan because its a huge organization. The main advantage of a person working in MNCs is they get global exposure. They get to see various culture around the world!
As mentioned earlier, placements is a new phase of students life. It must be given ultimate importance, where having right skills plays a major role. Having a job in hand makes an individual independent and makes a positive impact on his / her immediate circle of people. However becoming independent requires an individual to work towards it. Especially in the competitive world. Emertxe has the complete ecosystem of courses. Mentors and placement companies that enables individuals to achieve that goal. Emertxe always stands with you and helps you to be the best. Are you ready for your best?