IT services forerunner, TCS is aiming to conduct online tests for fresh engineering recruitments. This could prove to be a great opportunity for students who are not selected in campus recruitment process. The online test named as National Qualifier Test was held recently by TCS. All the major firms of TCS are following it up with either video conferencing of applications or face to face interview , depending on the location of applicant.
While the company is following this online process, it is not ending campus recruitment process, the higher official of company said in a statement. This could evince as a boon for the students who are deprived of campus placements. Also it will help the company to reach out to a far more talent base irrespective of the geographical location of applicants. This way the company will be able to complete the hiring process within three to four weeks which is better than the traditional way of hiring taking three to four months.
The count of engineers onboard TCS last year was 20000. The company is aiming to bring more engineers to its court this year. Earlier TCS was reaching out to 370 colleges but with its digitised process of hiring, it now has students from over 2000 colleges which are extreme at distant or remote places.
According to our sources, the students who registered for this online process can be counted estimated to 280,000 from 100 cities and 24 states all over India. The statistic is 175 % higher than last year. Ajoy Mukherjee, executive VP and head of global human resources at TCS stated that “ The basic process of campus recruitment is not changing but the way we are doing it is changing. We have optimised recruitment so that it can be done faster in three to four weeks”
The online test which was conducted from last month, Aug 2018 to be precise is still going on and the company is hoping to add more talented and eligible candidates to its base. Ajoy Mukherjee further stated that “We could not go to colleges in far-flung areas. Now they come together in one nearby accredited college or an iON centre for the interview”. However the traditional way of hiring will still continue across the top institutions of India.