In a move to filter the ‘quality’ of engineering graduates hired, software majorsTCS , Infosys, Wipro, Accenture, Cognizant andHCL have agreed to use the NAC-Tech test or the Nasscom assessment for competence in technology test.
According to ET Now, this test will serve as a pre-requisite for entry level hiring in the technology sector. Industry body Nasscom has been pushing for the adoption of this initiative. This has been done in light of the fact that huge retraining costs are incurred by the IT companies.
The scores of this test will be calibrated with the internal test that these companies will conduct for all the engineering students. The additional filtering mechanism will improve the quality of intake, Nasscom hopes.
The placement season for engineering students will start in the month of September. With this important development, it needs to be seen whether IT companies will hire in large numbers that they usually do.
Notwithstanding the economic uncertainty, fresher recruitment and salary levels saw an upward trend in the IT and ITeS sector during the January-March quarter of 2012 compared to other sectors in the same period, a survey showed.
The survey findings reveal that IT and ITeS Sector had recruited 24 per cent freshers in the last quarter of FY’12 of their total hiring, a surge of 9 per cent from the year-ago period.
Besides, salary level in campus placements was up by 8 per cent in IT and ITeS.
Overall, recruitment index has risen by 11 per cent in January-March quarter to 24 per cent.
Among the nine industries surveyed, infrastructure sector recruited 21 per cent freshers, followed by engineering and manufacturing and automobile sector (18 per cent), retail (16 per cent) and FMCG (14 per cent).
The fresher’s hiring trend this year looks upbeat with IT majors recruiting more compared to last year. The fresher’s recruitment market had seen growth in terms of number of hiring and salary
— Rajesh Kumar, CEO, MyHiringClub, which conducted the survey.
In terms of geography, Bangalore, hub of IT and ITeS companies witnessed a maximum fresher recruitment of 24 percent followed by Delhi-NCR (21 per cent), Chennai (18 per cent), Mumbai (15 per cent), Hyderabad (13 per cent) and Kolkata (10 per cent).