TechGig Launches Coding Contest To Connect Tech Talent With Employers
The competition creates a level playing where participating colleges and their talent gets a fair chance to showcase their talent within the industry
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Techgig has launched 'Virtual Campus League' to create a level playing field where participating colleges and students get a fair chance to showcase their talent to top IT/Tech firms. This first-of-its-kind contest is open for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year engineering students who have a knack for coding and recent engineering graduates (2017 pass outs) with less than one year work experience.
The talent vs potential debate is more relevant today time as an engineering student’s potential determines their chances for internship or interview with top IT employers. Tech firms also want to reach out to the right talent straight from engineering colleges quickly. However, the right talent may be beyond their campus hiring strategy and gets limited to IITs only.
The contest format allows students to appear for coding and aptitude tests, and their scores would be used to generate their All India Ranks. Participating IT companies will shortlist candidates for interviews and internships basis their scores.
For the first edition, TechGig Virtual Campus League has forged a strategic partnership with 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs). The contest started on August 21, 2017 and welcomes students from all engineering colleges to register for free.
Dipti Tandon, VP-Corporate Strategy, Times Internet Limited & Head Product and Technology, TechGig said, “Our vision with Virtual Campus League is to create a platform for all engineering students and graduates to have a fair chance to showcase their skills to the industry. This will help in two ways – students will be able to showcase their knowledge to top companies; and secondly it will give participating companies access to desired talent pool which is beyond their reach. College TPOs will also be able to monitor the performance of their students.”
Practice tests are also available based on the format of questions asked by top IT/Tech firms during campus placements and more than 25 top IT/Tech companies will be offering 500+ interviews/internship opportunities
Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TimesJobs & TechGig is confident that this contest will open scores of new internships/job interview opportunities for thousands of engineering graduates and added, “This is a completely new concept in India, designed only for engineering students and freshers with less than 1 year work experience. More than 25 companies have already affirmed their participation in the Virtual Campus League, with names like Amadeus, Coho, Delhivery in the line-up. We are sure that engineering students will participate in huge numbers and make the most of this opportunity with the tech giants.”
Top rankers in the contest can win prizes worth Rs 1 Lakh, Certificates with All India Ranks and TechGig T-shirts to top two rankers of every college. All contest participants will get online certificates with All India Ranks.