Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) and HireMee, a digital portal and mobile application, have signed an MoU for 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 graduates, especially in tier II and III towns, and urban areas as well, the company said.
HireMee connects the corporate world with academic institutions for faster and easier placements across India, it said in a release here.
The HireMee app seamlessly links students, recruiters and colleges through proctored computer-based assessments to facilitate the recruitment process.
The MoU was signed on Friday by VTU Registrar Dr H N Jagannatha Reddy and Chockalingam Valliappa, Founder of HireMee in the presence of VTU Vice Chancellor Prof Karisiddappa and VTU Regional Director Dr K Gayathri Reddy.
"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," said Valliappa.
"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," Prof Karisiddappa, Vice Chancellor, VTU, said.
"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," Krishnan Kuppusamy, Chief Advisor, HireMee, said.
HireMee has already entered into an 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, the release said.
The start-up is the brainchild of Valliappa, a fourth-generation entrepreneur and CEO of Vee Technologies, a firm that handles the growing medical billing and insurance payer services for the US healthcare industry.
HireMee is a CSR initiative of Vee Technologies, part of the Sona Valliappa Group continuing its six decades of philanthropic activity in education, it said.
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