Delhi university launches central placement cell

September 19th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) In an initiative which will help students get jobs after they graduate, the Delhi University (DU) has now launched its first central placement cell.Making the process as student-friendly as possible, the varsity has made registration form available online on its website as well as in all the colleges so that all a student has to do is access the form, fill it in and then wait for the call from a company.

Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean of the Students Welfare Department of the university, said that they are already in touch with business bodies like the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ASSOCHAM), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI), which will help in the process.

“The central placement cell aims at creating an interface between the industry and the academia to provide a unique platform to the Delhi University students. The industry will get a wide choice to select students from different disciplines with varied backgrounds and competencies, therefore becoming mutually beneficial,” Tuteja said.

“We will also get in touch with various companies so that they can register themselves with the cell,” he added.

The placement facilities of the cell, which was launched Thursday, are just for under graduate students, although university officials say it may be extended to post graduate students in the future.

The varsity had signed a memorandum of understanding with ICICI bank last year under which DU conducts certificate, diploma and postgraduate diploma courses in banking and financial services for its commerce students - who then get absorbed in the bank.

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