Companies now have hiring only for girls in engineering colleges
BENGALURU: The hiring of diversity is the latest trend in engineering universities in this placement season, and some companies are also conducting exclusive campaigns to recruit women.
Last year, recruitment camps only for women were restricted to the mechanical current that has very few female students. This year, companies are looking to recruit girls exclusively from other branches. Incidentally, IIMKozhikode, in its summer placement, had 140 women receiving an average stipend 21% higher than men.
Adobe, for example, recruits only girls from Visvesvaraya College of Engineering for an annual package of Rs 44 lakh.
Exclusive recruitment campaigns for girls
Goldman Sachs and Intuit are conducting recruitment campaigns for women in PES. RV College of Engineering has seven companies that offer annual packages of Rs 6.5 lakh to Rs 40 lakh in gender diversity campaigns. Other companies that conduct similar campaigns include IBM, Cisco, Paypal, VISA, Hashedin and CMRIT.
“We only had central mechanical engineering companies that sought to recruit girls. That was because it was difficult to find girls on the branch. Companies like Mercedes have exclusive scholarship programs for students of the branch. This year, we saw two companies conducting exclusive campaigns for girls in the IT department. Our interaction with companies shows that the trend is also likely to extend to other branches, ”said Sridhar KS, dean, training and placement, PES University.
RV College of Engineering has recruitment camps only for women from seven companies underway, in addition to three in progress. The university says it is the first time that such high levels of interest have been seen in the diversity factor. “In addition, 10 companies relaxed the criteria to include more girls in the regular hiring process. The packages are the same for both sexes, ”said D Ranganath, dean placement and training, RVCE.
Special hackatons too
MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology has had 13 recruitment campaigns for female students. “We carry out training programs and exclusive hackatons for girls. Twenty offers have been made and five companies have not yet declared the results, ”said Savita Rani M, director, training and placement.
BMS College of Engineering had three companies that were exclusively looking for girls with 12 offers.