Well, Presidency University (Erstwhile Hindoo College) is the oldest and one of the very first colleges to be established in India and is over 200 years old. Now a university, Presidency's allumni includes the two nobel laureates Amartya Sen and Abhijit Banerjee, the famed critic Gayatri Chakraborty Spivak while also being the alma mater to hallmarked names such as Henry Louis Vivian Derozio and others. Thus Presidency's famed English department had always been a dream seat to me and I'm humbled that I have got to study here.
Well, I don't have any qualms regarding the English Department. We have a well stocked library dedicated to the Arts section, our professors are very competent and are pursuing/have pursued research in varied fields with numerous papers published in notable research articles. Our professors often urge us and guide us towards research, revert back to us regarding our term papers and foster discussions in class whose topics cover varied discursive practices.
The arts department haven't been visited by any companies for job placements but universities in India and overseas visit us to offer or collaborate for research, for instance the call for papers and the gradual selection process in which the person who's academic paper is selected recieves an offer of presenting it there in.
The campus life is extraordinary where discussions on Marxist policy to failures of Capitalism, arthouse cinema to thoughts of Derrida and Lacan, everything is discussed in between lectures. The university has different societies dedicated to debate, quize, sports, cinema, etc.
Presidency University has got an entirely colonial infrastructure that dates back to British occupied India with it's all expansive white domes, marble structures, wide corridors that makes one unwittingly realise the architechtural beauty of collonial buildings. We have well equipped labs, one of the best in Calcutta. Two large buildings dedicated to libraries, a sports ground which is being constructed anew, two canteens which offer a wide range of food and a museum as well!
I'm not not sure about the placement but I do remember during my admission I had to fill one form where I was been asked whether I'll opt for job or study further, it was kind of a placement registration. Though my college have a good placement cell where 35 to 40 companies visit including the likes of TCS, Ernst & Young, PWC, Deloitte, Oracle, Axis Bank, KPMG, Indigo to name a few. People like me with theoretical background have to work harder to get placed into such companies as this time it's about skills you possess not only the degree you carry.
From the 5th Semester, students will be eligible for campus placements. Till now we got three Campus Recruitments by Wipro, Amazon, and Capgemini. There are other placements too. One might consult the In-campus Career Counsellor for suitable jobs in the future. Moreover, the professors were always ready to help us giving the leads of other job placements as well.
On average, 60% of the students got placements in the college. The highest salary offered was Rs. 30,000, the lowest was Rs. 8,000 per month and the average was Rs. 12,000. The mechanic, accountants, assistant manager, etc., were the roles offered to students in the college. About 45% of the students got internships from the college with a minimum of Rs. 5,000 to a maximum of Rs. 10,000 stipend during the internship. There is a placement cell in the college, it is much efficient and useful for students.
As I said In the last review, I am so new in this college that I literally do not know anything. But about the placement of our college, there is none, like literally none, there is no placement policy or support. But I am totally okay with it as I am preparing for UPSC
Infrastructure is well developed, study material is so energetic, teacher provides valuable guidance, feedback, hospitality facilities is extremely good. Proper hostel facilities, library and many more
Students are verified through their personality test, various tasks, written exam and many more things, Gd process is different from other universities and extremely fair and not partial
The students become eligible for placements in their third year of the undergraduate program. Companies like Zomato, Itc, Cognizant have conducted placement drives in the college. Salaries range from 1 to 3 lakhs per annum. A dedicated placement cell is in place for conducting the placements.
No. I cant give any negative remarks to my college where i have spent many memories.Very strong memories are there.Fron bunking class to give exam without knowing the syllabus, there is lot of things i cant forget if i want to.
After applying for the specific subject online,they will prepare merit list, they call according to seats for the respective subject.After getting sms, you need to go to college to pay the admission fee and you are done
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