Government and PSUs jobs are the latest attractions for non-IT students primarily B.E and B.Tech graduates,according to a recent survey by job portal http://www.firstnaukri.com. In the survey,DRDO emerged the most preferred employer for such students. Targeted exclusively at entry-level hiring,firstnaukri.com is a group portal of http://www.naukri.com and one of the biggest job search networks for college students and graduates.
In the survey,over 2,000 engineering and non-engineering graduates were questioned about employer preferences.
Deepali Singh,Business Head,firstnaukri.com,said,Defence has emerged as a preferred sector among engineers from non-IT streams with most of them looking at DRDO as the first option.
Dr V Bhujanga Rao,distinguished scientist and chief controller research & development (Human Resource),DRDO,attributes the trend to the fact that DRDO laboratories are an arena where scientists and engineers make their creativity bloom into innovative technology solutions,world-class weapon systems and equipment. A creative ecosystem conducive to Defence R&D is the prime source of attraction for the young minds. The sense of pride and fulfillment in serving the nation is another important factor. The scientists are encouraged to enhance their qualifications leading to ME,MTech and PhD etc in relevant areas. DRDO has progressive merit-based career progression scheme with performance as the sole criteria for promotions, he said.
Rao added that at DRDO,the Flexible Complementing Scheme (FCS) ensures that promotions are not limited by availability of vacancy in the higher scale. Also,the employment in DRDO has all the benefits of Central Government Gazetted Group A posts including the social status,decent remuneration,job security,medical benefits,residential accommodation and so on. In addition,DRDO scientists get a series of incentives available to the strategic scientific departments. A combination of all these factors has made it the most preferred, said Rao.
Moiyyad Vora (24),who is pursuing mechanical engineering from AISSMS,feels government jobs offer decent salary,challenging exposure and job satisfaction. Currently,Im interning at ARAI and would love to take up a job here. I get to experiment on virtual models with high-end software and great infrastructure. Besides,I feel the work culture in government jobs is less stressful with no pressing deadlines, he said.
When the students were asked on what basis they decide to appear for a company during placements,33 per cent respondents ranked job profileas their first choice while 27 per cent cited growth prospect within the company. Another 27 per cent placed brand image of the company an important factor.
Survey revealed both engineering and non-engineering graduates have shown an inclination towards joining IT houses IBM and Infosys.
As far as non-engineering graduates are concerned,Infosys and Wipro have topped the chart of preferred companies with over 41 per cent and 39 per cent students selecting them as their favoured employer.
IBM takes the third slot while TCS is ranked fifth.
In case of engineering students,over 43 per cent ranked IBM as their most preferred employer. Infosys and TCS got the second and third positions followed by Wipro and Accenture.