The Placement Office facilitates students to explore the world of employment and new career avenues. It also helps students in career planning through counselling wherein they gather information about themselves in terms of their interests, aptitudes and abilities so that they can choose their career more effectively. The objective of the Placement Office is also on the professional development of the students by training them towards employability skills such as resume building, group discussion and interview skills which in turn helps the students to move into a desired occupation and/or apply in prestigious postgraduate and professional schools.
The Placement Office takes the initiative to explore new career avenues for graduates and post graduates through visits to new companies and unexplored sectors. Campus recruitments are organised every year. The selection process generally starts with a pre-placement talk in which a firm/organisation gives the students insights into the company profile, job profile, career path, CTC etc. which is followed by the actual selection process i.e., written test, group discussion, interview etc. The Institute has state-of-the-art facilities that make campus recruitment a pleasant experience. Student placement representatives from each class are also present to provide assistance throughout the selection process.
Functions of Placement Office
- Create awareness about career opportunities and career guidance
- Invite firms/organizations for campus recruitment
- Coordinate certificate courses to help students prepare for interviews and attain leadership skills and personality development
- Coordinate with various departments of Christ (Deemed to be University), Lavasa with regard to placement activities.
- Delegate work to placement representatives from each class
- Students may contact the placement co-coordinator for necessary advice or assistance
- The Placement Office acts as an information centre for job openings in various government, public and private sector organizations
Pre-Placement Talks and other On-Campus Recruitment Events
Information about company placement schedules, job details and compensation packages for final placement will be put up on the Moodle, and shared on Institute email. It is the student’s duty to check the Moodle and email regularly for updates.
Students are required to go through the placement schedule, job details, job location and compensation package for a position posted carefully and only if interested, apply for the same by filling in details as per the format provided.
Students are encouraged to apply only to companies for which they have a genuine desire to work. Trial interviews without real motivation can be easily identified by recruiters and may damage the image of both the student and the Institute.
It is mandatory for students to dress properly and formally whenever there is any placement activity organized by the Placement Office. The dress code details are as given below:
For Boys: Blazer/Trouser with matching tie/Business Suit.
For Girls: Blazer/Trouser with Scarf/ Business Suit.
- Student registration
- Meetings with Student Placement Representatives to plan for campus drives and understand student needs and expectations
- Invitation to organizations to conduct campus placements
- Update organizations on profiles of students including academic performance, skill sets, etc.
- Information to students on the profiles of visiting organizations, job profiles, posts offered and compensation offered
- Arrangements for smooth facilitation of campus recruitment drives
- Pre-placement presentation/talk to students by organizations
- Recruitment process consisting of written test, group discussions and interviews
- Announcement of selected list/issue of offer letters
- Follow up on the date of joining
General Instructions for Campus Placements
- Students studying in final year courses wishing to be considered for programmes of the placement services should register in the prescribed format to the Placement Officer/Coordinator.
- Registered students who are permitted by the Director only would be allowed for the placement process.
- Students should carry at least two (2) copies of their CVs and Marks Cards in a folder along with three (3) passport size photographs and ID cards for the process.
- Dress code for the process is formal. Students should be in time for the placement process and latecomers will not be entertained.
- Leaving in between the process is not encouraged except that a student has the option not to take part in the process after the initial presentation is made by the company/organisation.
- Once a student is selected by an organisation, as a rule he/she will not be allowed for further attempts in other organisations. Students are expected not to violate the same.
- Registered students are expected to stay in touch with their respective class Student Placement Representatives on a regular basis. The Student Placement Representative will in turn report to the Placement Officer or Faculty Placement Co-coordinator.
- Registered students are also expected to refer to the Placement Office notice boards. Students may also refer to the Christ Institute of Management, Lavasa website, Placements and Career Guidance section.
- Registered students called for campus selection process should make a serious attempt to secure the job offers and should not take the selection process casually. Rejection of pre-placement offer letters by the student is not encouraged.
Once a student has applied for a company, it is mandatory to report on the day of presentation. Not attending the Pre Placement Talk or other on-campus recruitment events after registering for the same will amount to misconduct and students will be suspended from the placement process for a period of 30 (thirty) days or a period as deemed fit by the Placement Office.
However, in the first instance of such misconduct, suspension can be revoked after 30 (thirty) days on the recommendation of the academic mentor or Placement Office with a written undertaking not to repeat the misconduct. If the same misconduct is repeated by the student at any time in the future, the Placement Office may decide to debar the student from the placement process. All decisions of the Placement Office are final and binding in this matter.
Job Offers Through Placement Cell
- Students will be provided a maximum of one (1) offer through on-campus placement, subject to meeting the criteria for the same.
- Students need to inform the Placement Office by email and in person as soon as the job offer has been accepted.
- Once a student has accepted an offer and/or joined a company, students will not be permitted to apply for any other company through Institute Placement Office.
If, however, it is found that due to unforeseen circumstances, a student is unable to keep a commitment to an employer, the student must first inform the Placement Office by setting an official appointment through email of intention to withdraw job offer with proper reason and supporting documents (if any). Appropriate course of action will be determined by the Placement Office. All decisions of the Placement Office are final and binding in this matter.
Students need to apply for and collect a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Institute before joining the company and shall clear all pending dues prior to joining. The Institute may take disciplinary action against students who fail to adhere to this guideline, and may also withhold processing of student’s final degree certificate and transcripts in such circumstances. Students may also be penalised with a fine as deemed appropriate by the Management.
Penalties for Non-Compliance
- Every student of Christ (Deemed to be University), Lavasa is expected to honour the job offer as provided by companies through the campus recruitment/Placement Office.
- To withdraw from an accepted job offer damages not only the student’s future professional reputation, but also negatively impacts other students and the Institute’s image. Such actions spoil Christ (Deemed to be University), Lavasa’s relationship with the employer who may decide not to hire from the Institute in the future.
- The withdrawal of an accepted job offer is a serious breach of the Rules and Regulations laid out by the Institute and is subject to immediate debarring of the student from the placement process
- No student is allowed to directly interact with or contact the company’s executives during or after the selection process unless authorized by the Placement Office. Non-compliance will result in debarring of the student from the PlacementProcess for a period of 30 (thirty) days. If the same misconduct is repeated by the student, the Placement Office may decide to debar the student from the Placement Process. All decisions of the Placement Office are final and binding in this matter.
- Purposefully providing false or inaccurate information in CVs, cover letters, emails or in any other form of communication, including official verbal statements such as interviews is also breach of the Institute’s Rules and Regulations, and may result in debarring from the Placement Process. Any decision regarding the same would be taken by the Placement Office. All decisions of the Placement Office are final and binding in this matter.