Vivekananda College for women opened a ‘Placement Cell’in 2007 to help the students entering into job market. Initially the cell organized a few in-campus interviews, job-related seminars and workshops through active liaison with recruiting agencies and H.R personnel of reputed firms. In 2009- 10 the Cell was transformed into UGC approved “ Career and Counseling Cell”. With the fund received from the UGC the Cell has widened its activities. Considering the importance of job oriented skills in present economy we have mainly focused on skill development among the students. Various training courses(by hiring competent training personnel as well as in collaboration with reputed organisations) are being organized for this purpose. Our students can get the benefit of these training programs almost free of costs. It is worth mentioning here that the market rates of some of the courses are exorbitantly high. The Cell also organize Career Counseling and Aptitude Test sessions by hiring professionals.
Training Programmes organized
In 2007, just after establishment of the cell, it arranged a Career and Counseling Seminar where H.R personnel from a finishing school, Technable Solutions Private Limited came and interacted with students about job prospect of different subjects taught in the graduate level. In the same year, 6 outgoing students got job in IBM-Daksh through on-campus interview.
In 2008 a seminar titled “Does the undergraduate syllabus equip the students for the job-market – An invitation to a dialogue” was held. In the same year
EMCONS- a recruiting agency short-listed 21 students from the institute through on-campus interview sent them to different companies some of whom have got absorbed later. In the same month, members of the college placement cell contacted Head, District Industrial Center, West Bengal and discussed about the prospect of setting up self-help group by the students. A proposal in this effect had been sent to DIC so that joint training session could be held to increase entrepreneurial skill among students.
In 2008 a seminar on career and counseling was held in collaboration with ABP-Career Cell.
In 2009 the Cell started a 3-month long placement-oriented program for the outgoing students.
In this program training was given on general awareness, communicative skill, logical aptitude and basic arithmetic. Resource persons were hired to run this program. The same program was organized for three consecutive years.
In 2009 and September, 2010 IBM organized campus interview and some girls got placement.
In December 2010 Basundhara Education Society organized a workshop on career counseling being attended by about thirty students.
In 2011our college incorporated classes on communicative English and General awareness in general routine as a long term initiative for skill development. In that year a course on soft skill development was conducted in collaboration with ‘Basundhara’- a professional institute.
In 2011 a seven –day workshop was organized in collaboration with Entrepreneurship Development institute for encouraging students for self employment.
In 2012 Career Counseling and Aptitude Test sessions were organized by hiring professionals from DOCOM- a professional institute in the field.
In 2012 a training programme was organized for the students preparing for School Service Commission (SSC) Examination. Another soft skill course was organized in collaboration with ‘Edulite’. This course was open to all and local youths got an opportunity for skill development paying minimal charges.
In 2013 a training program on Entry in Services was conducted in collaboration with R.I.C.E, the pioneering institute in this field. The duration of the course was 48hours. This program will be held in 2014 also.
In 2014 professional courses on News anchoring and editing, Beautician training, and Cutting and Stitching training have been organized by the cell successfully with the help of professional experts.
In 2015 NSDC approved professional courses on Advanced Excel, Tally ERP 9, Front office management and Beautician training is going on with the help of professional institute NSHM Uddan.
Apart from this the cell is working on general qualitative development of students through organizing regular compulsory Communicative English and General Intelligence classes for all honours students throughout the year.