India’s leading engineering university Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and HireMee, an initiative for social good, have signed an MoU for the free assessments of final year students from 202 affiliated colleges with a view to connecting them with talent seeking companies. HireMee is committed to bridging the gap between recruiters and fresh graduate, especially in Tier 2 and 3 towns, and urban areas as well.
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is one of the largest technological universities in India set up in 1998 to cater the needs of Indian industries for trained technical manpower with practical experience and sound theoretical knowledge. Over 400,000 engineering students study in the various institutes affiliated to the University.
HireMee, a web portal and mobile application, connects the corporate world with academic institutions for faster and easier placements across India. HireMee app seamlessly links students, recruiters and colleges through proctored computer-based assessments to facilitate the recruitment process.
The MoU was signed by VTU Registrar, Dr HN Jagannatha Reddy and Mr Chockalingam Valliappa, founder of HireMee in the presence of VTU Vice Chancellor, Professor Karisiddappa and VTU Regional Director, Dr K Gayathri Reddy last Thursday.
Director of VTU’s Centralized Placement Cell, Dr. Binoy Mathew and, VTU Special Officers Mr Vamangudi and Mr Nataraj, and Dr GN Krishnamurthy, principal of BNMIT were among the attendees.
“As part of our CSR effort HireMee will provide an opportunity to the all students by connecting them to the right jobs. The goal is to help recruiting firms discover diamonds among students in rural and urban colleges without any cost to the students, recruiters or the colleges,” says Chockalingam Valliappa, founder of HireMee.
“HireMee teams will administer a 100 minute proctored computer-based test for graduating students on college premises using its proprietary assessment application. This will enable students to identify improvement areas, bridge the skills gap and to further their employability,” says Professor Karisiddappa, Vice Chancellor of VTU.
As part of the agreement, VTU will support HireMee in extending its services to all its affiliated institutions by increasing awareness about HireMee among the student community.
“By offering free assessment to a million students and pro bono recruiting services to 1000 companies this year HireMee aspires to enable students get 100,000 jobs this year,” says Mr Krishnan Kuppusamy, chief advisor, HireMee.
HireMee entered into a MoU with country’s leading accrediting body, AICTE to offer its web and mobile application to graduating students of over 11,000 AICTE accredited institutions in the country in September 2017. HireMee plans to administer a million assessments to graduating students in tens of thousands of institutions by 2018.