July 30, 2005

Placement Saga

Some people wait for this day since their first day in college, some are worried about, some simply wear dontcare attitude and some are fazed what to do. Come placements and college becomes the liveliest and most happening place. Everyone is getting ready, buying new formal clothes, wearing a tie for the first time, putting on neatly ironed shirts, getting hair cut short and above all wear a grave look on their faces which looks quite weird when compared with their natural wide stupid grin. Placement fever started and everyone was busy in making their CVs and I later learnt that you don't need to do much to make it look decent. It's just a clever way of factual representation. Placement actually kicked off a day before schedule, anyways here comes the generalized experience.

Day -1 July 17th

Mindtree, the most preferred company for DA-IICTians in general, gave its PPT and written test followed. They made it clear that they are gonna take separate tests for different streams. Results were out by midnight, and many people were disappointed as only 69 were shortlisted!!

PeopleSpeak(): CPI mattered!

Day 0 July 18th

TCS aptitude test was a cakewalk for everyone though TCS people spoilt their repo by behaving absolutely weird when they saw almost everyone getting through. Interview were highly disorganized with scheduled interview getting late by 4-5 hours! Some were interviewed for 55 minutes and then rejected because they were "overqualified" while some were interviewed for merely 2 minutes. The final selection was highly skewed.

PeopleSpeak(): A dog in our college was renamed as TCS.

Day 1 July 19th

Infosys turned up! It was forced to reduce its CPI requirements from 2.50 to 2.00 and to 1.90 finally! The test was quite good, but the invigilators! Just imagine, 8-9 invigilators in a room giving instructions every 7th second, even during test as if filling up the form was a mammoth task. Most guys were selected and the HR interview was just a talk. A whopping 75 were selected! TCS interviews still continued and it ate up precious time and space of college.

PeopleSpeak(): Infosys is God!!

Day 2 July 20th

HP gave its PPT but there test team was late so InterraIT got the first spot. The test was very easy, but company appeared to be dull. Best thing was that they were bang on time, each interview for 10 minutes or so and no unnecessary grilling. People got the taste of lady interviewer. HP exam was well-organized and of a respectable level. Except for an invigilator who kept shouting on mic "Don't chitchat! Don't chitchat!" continuously, everything else was tranquil. Nirma ppl also came so college was a crowded place. Interview was just a formality, and HP people were most jolly and ebullient. Very few were disappointed today.

PeopleSpeak(): Thanks to MindTree for taking the cream away, it was easy for us!

Day 3 July 21th

Here comes the mother of DA-IICT, Reliance Infocomm. Lots of hope and everyone was craving for that motherly affection, but Reliance lived upto expectations dodging everyone. Rejecting a lot in written test and then interviews were technically tough but then everyone was called for interviews irrespective of test result.To the repugnance of candidates, it delayed the results to monday- typical Reliance way! Overall, it was a huge disappointment.

PeopleSpeak(): No reliance on Reliance.

Still companies are pouring in, as placements are going on. College will reopen in first week of August, phew!! Finally, there will be a schedule to follow otherwise I just keep lazing around. OK this is the final call for all those who are willing to go to Indroda Nature Park, Aug 1, 1000 hrs. t h a n x


shikha said...

hey first n most important....unlike u...ppl usually dont have to wait till their college placements to wear a tie....we have our other functiosn where we are supposed to wear a tie...i mean formals..!!
n yeah even i think TCS criteria was weird but apt for the kinda work they r supposed to do...
anyways...u r stil stuck on indora nature park....u r really missing ur frens ...u shoudl go n meet them there...i told u before u ll feel better...he he!!

Vivek Pabari said...

I was present there when that dog with a black face was named TCS :-)

Nothing about ACE??

And stop badmouthing Reliance yaar. I don't see anything wrong in their conduct.

Anyways, the relief that people have felt after the placements were over for them was indeed immense.

sona said...

hi amod
i rem my campus placement days....those were the days of stree, appehensions n studies tooo..no1 studied in the rest 3 yrs of college wat they studied in last 10 days b4 recruitments.
IT boom is there so all get jobs n then the real party time begins..:):)

Arpit said...

[:x].. No bad words abt mah TCS.. they went on a spree to collect best brains available!!

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

We have similar stuff here. We have co-op placements (simlar to internships) and the first time co-ops are so different from the others. They are the only co-ops who are well dressed- whether they know anything to do with the job or not is a different thing!! And experienced coops are dressed casual but they know their stuff. Interviewers can easily who is a first time co-op just by looking at the way they dress!

Naresh said...

Nice desc man!!! n i agree Infy is god, 4 gvng me da offer n 4 also tkng da pressure off us! Had Infy nt done tht, god knows how da campus wud hv bn 2de.

I Am Sam said...

that dof is still roaming here in college. lol ..

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Umm... placement fever is the same in all places, it seems. But branding a dog as some company seems a novel idea! I will pass on the tip to our Junis :)

Well described, anyway!

Bhavesh said...

It looks like you still have a soft corner for TCS. The description is highly downplayed.
I was also part of the Renaming Ceremony of TCS, The Dog.

Rahul said...

You shall have that one person's "baddua" for securing two jobs on the same day :p. Anyway looks like you haven't paid much attention to the unemployed section after you've left them :D

amod said...

@shikha- good that u wear tie every function!!vella ppl do so!yeah m still keen on my indroda park, my old buddies r there :)
@viki- i wasnt interested in badmouthing Reliance, but that was general opinion, also we expect more frm Reliance, even if we're not that apt.
@sona- yeah, wish it happens here too!
@arpit- best brains..no..there was nothing like collection!
@kroopa- that was enlightening!! Here nothing of this sort happens.
@Naresh- yeah surely, Infy is god!
@sam- the black mouth dog!! :p
@sudipta-thanx!! we're always up with brand novel ideas! hehe, that was out of sheer frustration.
@Bhavesh- no way, I hate both CS and TCS.
@rahul- I know..i accept it..hope someday I will get rid of this "baddua" by doing a favour. I was not blogging about employed and unemployed section, it was all about placement updates, what happened, how it happened etc. so there is no point of not paying attention.