The ‘talent v/s pedigree’ debate is more relevant in today’s time when an engineering student’s pedigree determines his chance for internship or interview with top IT employers. On the other hand, tech firms also want to reach out to the right talent straight from engineering colleges quickly. However, the right talent may be beyond their campus hiring strategy and gets limited to IITs only.
Sensing this gap, TechGig.com has launched ‘Virtual Campus League’ to create a level playing field where participating colleges and students get a fair chance to showcase their talent to top IT/Tech firms. This first-of-its-kind contest is open for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year engineering students who have a knack for coding and recent engineering graduates (2017 pass outs) with less than one year work experience.
This contest’s format allows students to appear for coding and aptitude tests, and their scores would be used to generate their All India Ranks. Participating IT companies will shortlist candidates for interviews and internships basis their scores.
In its maiden edition, TechGig Virtual Campus League has forged a strategic partnership with 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs). The contest - which started on August 21, 2017 - welcomes students from all engineering colleges to register for free.
“Our vision with Virtual Campus League is to create a platform for all engineering students and graduates to have a fair chance to showcase their skills to the industry. This will help in two ways – students will be able to showcase their knowledge to top companies; and secondly it will give participating companies access to desired talent pool which is beyond their reach. College TPOs will also be able to monitor the performance of their students,” said Dipti Tandon, VP-Corporate Strategy, Times Internet Limited & Head Product and Technology, TechGig.
Highlights of this contest are –
25+ top IT/Tech companies will be offering 500+ interviews/internship opportunities
Free participation for Corporates/Colleges/ Students
Practice tests are also available based on the format of questions asked by top IT/Tech firms during campus placements
Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TimesJobs & TechGig is confident that this contest will open scores of new internships/job interview opportunities for thousands of engineering graduates. “This is a completely new concept in India, designed only for engineering students and freshers with less than 1 year work experience. More than 25 companies have already affirmed their participation in the Virtual Campus League, with names like Amadeus, Coho, Delhivery in the line-up. We are sure that engineering students will participate in huge numbers and make the most of this opportunity with the tech giants,” said Krishnamurthi.
Top rankers here can win prizes worth Rs 1 Lakh, Certificates with All India Ranks and TechGig T-shirts to top two rankers of every college. All contest participants will get online certificates with All India Ranks.
With so much happening at the ‘Virtual Campus League’, participants can only wait for this momentum to reach its peak and get their dream interview call or internship with top IT companies.