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Big degrees in engineering, IT sectors or management are no more the criteria at least for youths at Maoists ravaged Banka who this time cracked the myth while securing super placements only with their simple graduations.
And the miracle happened with Banka district administration along with Tata consultant services (TSC) joint venture for giving a scope to the youths of Banka to write a new history.
Pradip Kumar Hembrom, the first graduate from Maoist ravaged Hirantand village under Belhar block in Banka district yet not believed that he secured placement in Tata consultant services (TSC).
“It was my determination that I had to struggle heard for completing graduation but I never imagined for availing such opportunity in my life,” Pradip virtually broke down today. Similar conditions prevails with Soma Kumari ,daughter of a bus driver, Sonali Priya, the girl in her family who would work outside first time, Simran, eldest of the three sisters struggled hard to pursue her education, Mukesh Yadav, also the first graduate in his family at village Bela under Belhar block, Shashikant Marandi from village Khijaria Chandan block who lost his father in childhood struggled with his mother throughout and finally got placed in TCS.
In a major feat of employment generation by Banka district administration like Pradip, 17 students with a rural background from registration and counselling center ( DRCC ) finally got placement in noted multinational IT services, consultancy and business solutions company TCS.
Banka district administration, has launched ‘Unnayan Banka’ initiative which envisages to provide better opportunities to the youths of the sleepy and backward district to excel in their life and this placement program by TCS is a part of that, said Kundan Kumar, district magistrate Banka. Under the ambitious ‘Mukhya Mantri Saat Nishchay Yojna” , students can register their selves for the various schemes e.g Kushal Yuva Program,Student Credit Card etc at DRCC, Banka, aimed to enable the youths self-reliant by improving their competency through creating opportunities for education and skill development, Kumar said further.
Kumar appreciated and thanked TCS and district team for successfully conducting the special employability bridge program and finally the placement drive. “ We had the idea of placement of 1-2 students but the placement of 17 really made us proud ,” he told. “We believe that given the opportunities and skills, even the socially and economically excluded youth from the most vulnerable sections of society could be able to uplift their families out of poverty and shall have a better dignified life. And this placement drive firms up that belief,” he told.
Early in December 2017, TCS conducted 25 days special employability bridge program for the youths of Banka district especially who are registered with DRCC Banka for exhaustive personality grooming and corporate etiquette training. Around 50 students, who completed this, got certificate from TCS and got opportunity to appear in special placement drive conducted on January 8, 17 of them got placement in TCS. Other students would also get benefitted in corporate sector jobs as TCS certificate and appreciation will increase their employability in the corporate world in other companies too, Kumar told.
The placement was conducted in five rounds and those who cleared all the rounds-written test,PI (personal interview), technical round ,HR & MR round got finally placed. Two rounds were telephonic rounds and the student’s had to respond on phone. 25 days’ special employability bridge program was conducted by Puthumai .A, Nazrene and Sunil Barailey from TCS. Pansy Lepcha was sent from TCS for last time preparations and grooming of students before placement and her efforts provided sudden boost to the confidence level of the students. Finally Mr.Ajay Jacob from HR & talent acquisition department and his team conducted the placement drive on January 8.
“ We had to attain more than 10 hours sessions daily in special employability bridge program and we had to go through number of assessments and very lively practical sessions,” recalled Simran, one of the successful candidate selected by TCS. “Training focusses on enhancing and improving our confidence level and hones our communication skills in English, analytical reasoning and corporate etiquette. Besides, focusses on resume building and interview facing skills, communicative English, corporate etiquette and soft skills, analytical and reasoning skills were the main contains in the training,” she said further.
Other silent features like developing skills such as how to work closely with a team of colleagues they have never met before, how to meet a pressing deadline, and how to navigate a job interview, was the part in the training.
“The specialty of this program is that, it doesn’t look only for the youths having technical degrees but final year undergraduates and recently passed out BA,BSc and BCom students are also eligible for it. The next batch for special employability bridge and placement program of TCS is going to start in DRCC,Banka from 18 January again,” Kumar said.