Dr. Arvind Kumar, Convener, Placement Cell at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi shares how the recruiters are interested in hiring students from such courses with Brainfeed Higher Education Plus
Q. What are the multiple careers for students who enrol for interdisciplinary courses which your college provides?
Campus placements with diverse recruiters ranging from consulting firms to financial giants, publishing houses to think tanks, Government organizations to NGOs/NPOs and start ups to MNCs and Academia. The students greatly benefit from our alumnae relations who have taken up the masters program at various renowned institutions.
Q. Where is India now in terms of accepting such programs on a global scale?
India still has a long way to go on the path of attaining excellence in interdisciplinary learning. It would be incorrect to say progress in this direction hasn’t been made. Implementation of the general elective, skill enhancement courses, ability enhancement compulsory courses and discipline-specific electives under CBCS system in Delhi University, for instance, is definitely a welcome step in this direction that allows students to learn beyond the limits of that one subject they are majoring in.
Q. Do corporate companies accept such programs and what challenges still need to overcome in terms of hiring perspective?
We have noticed an increase in the number of recruiters interested in hiring students from such courses. They in fact sometimes prefer students from these courses over the generalized one as they believe it adds diversity to their workplace and brings fresh opinions on the table. It is, however, also true that there are still many companies do not wish to open their application processes for these students. Convincing them to do so is a major challenge.
Q. What are the companies that recruit students from such courses?
There are many more some of them are:
|Bain Capability Centre||Zocalo Realtech Private Limited|
|BCC||Times of India|
|Reckitt Benckiser||The Hindu|
|De Shaw||Indian Express|
|Leo Burnett||The Indian Economist|
|ITV||All India Radio|
|InShorts||Bharti Airtel Ltd.|
|Essel Groups||Ericsson Pvt. Ltd.|
|Crayon Data||Mckinsey Social Initiative|
|The Boston Consulting Group||Ministry of External Affairs|
|Willis Towers Watson||Observer Research Foundation|
|Bain Capability Center||Centre for Science and Environment|
|Siam Makro||Confederation of Indian Industries|
|STAR||Oxford University Press|
|Vision Spring||World Wildlife Fund|
|Teach For India||Ernst and Young|