Education to Employment: Campus Placement during Covid

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Education to Employment: Campus Placement during Covid

We are happy to share that twenty one students from the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil  Nadu, bagged job offers with Lucas TVS during a campus placement drive conducted by the company on 11 September and 16th September  2020.

The 11th September campus interview was exclusively held for the girl students B.Sc (Physics), B.Sc (Mathematics) and B.Sc Chemistry departments of the college. Of the twenty seven students who participated, nineteen got selected with eleven of them being first generation learners.

In addition, Lucas TVS also conducted a pooled campus drive on 16th September. This event saw participation of eighty students (both girls and boys) from seventeen colleges in the region. Of this, four students were from the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu.  Job offers were made to thirty two students of which two were from the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu.

“The campus placement provides a good opportunity for students during this pandemic period where many companies are terminating their employees. Many of our female graduates who bagged the job offer are first generation learners who have now got an opportunity to financially contribute to their family.  The college would specially like to thank Smt. Sheela Balaji, Chairperson, Swami Dayananda College who created this opportunity for the women students. We also would like to thank the Managing Director of Lucas TVS, Sri. T. K. Balaji, Joint Managing Director, Mr. Arvind Balaji and Mr. Udayakumar, general manager – plant, for the opportunity and the efforts that went in to making this campus placement  a success,”  V. Hema, principal in-charge, Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu said.

The students who found placement during the pandemic are looking forward to give their best to the new organisation “At a time when people were losing jobs because of the pandemic, I have managed to get a decent job with Lucas TVS. This will help me to support my family financially and give them some stability. I thank the college authorities for giving me education and providing an employment opportunity right after the final year exams. The Lucas TVS plant in Chennai is very big and there are more than a thousand women working out here and it is very safe. Further, we are provided with excellent accommodation and food,” S. Aruna who recently completed her third year B.Sc. from the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu said. She is currently employed at the Lucas TVS’s Padi plant near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

 

Another alumnus from the college,  S. Yazhini who is also employed at the Padi plant says it’s been a very good learning experience so far. “I find the work environment very interesting and challenging. It is totally new for us to work in a large automobile components manufacturing facility.”  Yazhini is a B.Sc. mathematics graduate from the college.

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