No it is not a fake news (we don’t do it…yet. Haha).
India’s leading IT company, the Hindustan Computers Limited (HCL) made an announcement a few weeks back promising jobs to students straight out of school. Marking a remarkable change from the redundant placement set-up, the company’s new proposal has taken the job-driven Indian youth by surprise and we are in awe of this revolutionary decision as well!
Under the program, young students will be hired and trained to be efficient IT professionals. “The program aims to provide opportunities to bright students who do not have access to the right jobs. This will also help the company to create a dedicated workplace. We are looking at onboarding young minds”, affirmed Srimanthi Shivashankar, Vice-President, HCL Technologies.
According to reports, HCL is planning to absorb two hundred students for a year. The formal training will begin from the month of April. Furthermore, all the students will be given entry-level software jobs. The initial classes will focus on a combination of basic engineering courses which includes application development, software testing, and application support and infrastructure management services.
The eligibility criterion for all students is a minimum of an aggregate of 85 percent in their Class 12 board exams. However, exceptions prevail for students affiliated to CBSE who need to secure a minimum of 80 percent to get into the program.
The technical training will follow three months of on-the-job training. This specialized training will take place in Lucknow and Madurai HCL training campuses. A total of 100 students will be induced in the second round of training. In the meanwhile, these students will attain a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree from SSN Engineering College through a weekend college course.
What seems to be the most lucrative part of the deal is the annual remuneration of 1.8 lakh after the successful completion of the training period.
This trend is setting pace at a time when India’s IT sector is diversifying from its traditional ways and conforming to the newer digital protocol. In a guise of developing technical skills of the youth, the company appears to be cutting costs. Education comes not just with a degree but certain other values which such an offer attempts to underrate.
So while we have mixed feelings about the issue, what do you think about this? Let us know.