Jamia Millia Islamia’s placement cell confirmed that placement alternatives coming the best way of their college students had been principally for distant internships. “Companies are hiring college students just for work for house,” mentioned Rehan Suri of the college’s placement cell. “There are only a few corporations that need a bodily presence of interns.”
Suri added, nevertheless, that the variety of internship alternatives had gone up from the quantity supplied final yr – with “most hiring taking place within the schooling expertise and monetary providers sectors”. He mentioned many college students had been employed for content material technology and digital advertising and within the improvement sector the place college students needn’t depart their properties, however hardly any within the manufacturing sector. Saanchi Agarwal, chief secretary of the location cell at Shri Ram School of Commerce too mentioned the variety of internships had elevated. “The kind of internship supplied is completely completely different now. It’s extra of a analysis challenge from house. Consumer displays and face-to-face conferences are, due to this fact, lacking,” mentioned Agarwal, who’s a last yr economics scholar. “Earlier, college students needed to go on journeys, go to development websites and speak to staff. This hands-on expertise shall be lacking.”
Kumar Ashutosh, head of the tourism division at Delhi College’s School of Vocational Research, added, “We all the time had 100% placement in our division, however this dropped to round 20% final yr. The tourism trade is badly hit and the scholars are going through the brunt. They aren’t getting internships, so we’ve got opted for tasks as an alternative.” Third-year scholar of tourism Shivam Agarwal needed to be content material with a challenge. “Simply two or three college students managed internships. Just some start-ups are hiring freshers,” he mentioned. Jamia media coordinator Ahmed Azeem was apologetic that the establishment was “restricted in our scope” in contacting companies for internships. “Jamia has been participating with the alumni, with corporations it has collaborated with earlier and in addition utilizing obtainable platforms for internships,” Azeem mentioned. A journalism scholar there rued, “The one alternative I bought was for content material writing, however that isn’t what I wish to do.”
At Ramjas School, placement cell head Hardeep Kaur additionally identified, “The school’s placement cell is run by college students. One disadvantage for internship drives is that earlier placement cells of a number of faculties would collaborate on a placement honest. That isn’t doable now.” To help college students with the location and internship drive, IIT-Delhi’s Workplace of Profession Companies (OCS) has come up Yukti-Constructing Relations, a scheme to assist college students safe full-time roles and summer season internships.
On April 10 and 11, an occasion targeted on the theme of ‘Careers within the Age of Covid-19’ will even have a job and internship honest, visitor panels, workshops, competitions and digital industrial visits. “Aside from the job and internship honest, all different actions are open to non-IIT-D college students,” mentioned Anishya Obhrai Madan, OCS head. Madan defined that the scheme was meant to assist college students to understand and evaluate recruiters and in addition assist them perceive and construct up their very own capabilities by way of competitions and workshops. “The summer season internships and placements have been going nicely for our college students this yr. We determined this yr additionally to coach not solely IIT college students, but in addition others.”