All colleges affiliated with AICTE to adopt LinkedIn Placements product
LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, today announced that it has signed an MoU with the Ministry of Human Resource Development. As part of the agreement, LinkedIn’s recently launched, Placements product will be adopted by all Indian colleges affiliated with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). In line with LinkedIn’s commitment to democratize opportunity and learning, Placements provides a level playing field for all students, regardless of their location or college. It allows them to take an online assessment test, which gives them direct access to thousands of openings in 35 top corporates in India.
Placements was piloted in November 2015 and then LinkedIn opened the product in September 2016 to students at all colleges and universities in India. In less than eight weeks from the launch, over 200K students registered for the product and there were over 1.2 million job applications.
“We’re excited to work with the Ministry of HRD and AICTE to help student get greater access to the Placements product. Our objective with Placements is to help India’s best talent get access to job opportunities, regardless of their location. We hope to bring students closer to their dream jobs through this platform. With this partnership, we’re excited to see our vision quickly become a reality,” said Akshay Kothari, Country Manager and Head of Product, LinkedIn India.