VTU to use app to get best job offers for students

BENGALURU: To bridge the gap between recruiters and budding engineers, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) will now employ an app to ensure its students are picked by the best companies.

The app, Hiremee, which offers an assessment and video uploading facility, will enable students to overcome their fear of interviews. The move is part of the university’s centralized recruitment programme.

On Thursday, VTU signed an MoU with Hiremee for free assessment of final-year students of the 202 colleges affiliated to it. Hiremee, a web portal and app, connects the corporate world with academic institutions for faster and easier placements across India. The idea is to create a pool of eligible students from VTU with no cost to the stakeholders.

“Hiremee teams will conduct a 100-minute proctored computer-based test for graduating students on college premises using its proprietary assessment application. This will enable students to identify improvement areas, bridge skill gaps and enhance their employability,” said VTU vice-chancellor Karisiddappa.

Hiremee signed an MoU with AICTE earlier this year to offer its services to 11,000 AICTE-accredited institutions in the country.

The 100-minute assessment will include verbal aptitude, quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, technical computer fundamentals, behavioural aptitude communication and technical core domain knowledge. Students can also upload a video of their statement of purpose, comprising three clips of 20 seconds each, on the app to articulate their aspirations, demonstrate communication skills and share technical strengths for recruiters to assess their employability. Students can access 2.5 lakh questions from the question bank on the app and website.

“As a part of our CSR effort, Hiremee will provide opportunities to all students by connecting them to the right jobs. The goal is to help recruiting firms discover eligible students in rural and urban colleges,” said Chockalingam Valliappa, founder, Hiremee.

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