11 January, 2012, Wednesday
SANGEETA YADAV | NEW DELHI
There are several questions which are there in a student’s mind after he/she passes out of college.Should I get a job or should I pursue further studies? Bearing this in mind, Delhi University (DU) in collaboration with Aspire Minds has launched DU’s Employability Test for the final-year students which will help them opt for the right option.
The DU Central Placement cell will conduct the test to assess students to know their standing as far as industry readiness is concerned. It will also aim to provide them an access to thousands of jobs from across the country. In search of fresh talent, this multi-dimensional assessment aims to evaluate student’s language, aptitude, personality and domain skills in the fields of accounting, programming, chemistry, IT, depending upon their courses. The computer-based test conforms to international standards of reliability and validity. All final-year graduation and post-graduation students are eligible to register for the test which comes free of cost. Over 21,000 final-year DU students registered under the Central Placement Cell in the first phase of registration and the second phase of registration will start from January 21, 2012. Out of the 21,000 students who registered, over 1,200 students have taken the test.
Since 2007, Aspiring Minds has been conducting AMCAT which is one of India’s largest employability tests. Through AMCAT, employers will be able to access DU talent, thereby helping more and more students get their desired jobs.
AMCAT has been taken by over 7,50,000 candidates across India. More than 75 companies use Aspiring Minds’ recruitment solutions, including HCL, Sapient, Ericsson, ITC, SBI Life, Nokia and Accor Hotels.
Aspiring Minds has aided over 12,000 freshers to get a job on merit in the last year. The tests are held at various venues in the North and South Campus. Students can register themselves by logging into DU’s Central Placement Cell website and filling a form and other important details.
The admit cards are sent to the examinees through mail and they are intimated by an SMS.
“The idea of DU Employability Test came from the lack of any scientific, objective and standardised mechanism to evaluate job suitability of a candidate. AMCAT provides candidates a platform to not only evaluate their employability for jobs in different sectors but also aims to connect them to jobs in organisations,” Himanshu Aggarwal, CEO and Director, Aspiring Minds tells you.