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Friday, August 17, 2018

TechGig Virtual Campus League 2018 promises more action, more opportunities for fresh IT graduates

August 17, 2018, New Delhi: In a VUCA world, where it is difficult for job seekers to reach top employers directly; it is equally difficult for employers to reach competent talent as most times they get swayed away by factors as educational pedigree, or campus placement commitments. It is more pertinent in the IT industry where time and again employers raise questions about employability of fresh talent.

In such a scenario, it is important to have a platform where fresh talent can be assessed purely on merit basis not by pedigree, and which gives a fair chance for competent freshers to get in touch with recruiters.

Sensing this, TechGig – India’s leading IT learning platform, and brand behind world’s biggest coding competition Code Gladiators – had launched Virtual Campus League (VCL)- a coding contest, exclusively for IT undergraduates. TechGig VCL is a platform to tackle talent assessment and benchmarking concerns, to bring talent and employers directly in touch with each other.

Last year, 32,000 IT college students and freshers registered at the maiden edition of TechGig Virtual Campus League 2017. In the first edition itself, more than 1,200 colleges participated - all in a bid to benchmark their students’ skills and job-readiness, in comparison to their peers. As TechGig Virtual Campus League announced its 2018 season, this competition is expected to become fiercer and tougher.

In its second edition this year - TechGig’s Virtual Campus League 2018 – is bigger, and promises more action. Announcing the launch of this year’s edition, Ramathreya Kishnamurthy, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig said, “Our vision with TechGig Virtual Campus League (VCL) is to create a level-playing field for all engineering students and graduates, and offer them a fair chance to showcase their skills. We call it ‘democratisation of the fresher hiring process’. At a time when the IT industry is grappling with scarcity of employable talent, TechGig VCL acts as the perfect platform for industry to find talent, and for graduates to benchmark themselves against the best talent”.

In the first edition 32,000 college students and freshers participated. Of these 1,550+ students belonged from Tier I institutes including prestigious organisations as IITs, NITs, IIITs, BITs, DCE, VIT & NSIT. Last year, the recruiting partners included Delhivery, Amadeus, Bizangels, Times Internet, CoHo, Caratlane, and alike companies.

The participation is open for second, third and fourth year engineering students as well. The entire competition is online and have three skill tests - Score Booster, Chance Booster and Practice. Chance Booster is a unique opportunity to test and showcase essential work-skills like communication, value-structure, personality etc.

VCL offers prizes worth Rs 2 Lakhs, along with numerous internship opportunities with leading IT companies. Participants will also get e-certificates citing their ‘All India Rank’, that will help get students get recognised by prospective employers.  All details are available at  


TechGig is a culmination of everything related to technology, a platform exclusively for IT professionals to synergize, share, exchange ideas, facts and information as well as showcase their work and express their views on the vast repertoire that the IT industry encompasses. Garnering cutting-edge insights, jobs, reviews and news, as well as providing a platform for connecting with colleagues and peers are the mainstay of TechGig.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals best-rated sector in August 2018: JobBuzz Workplace Index

August 15, 2018, New Delhi: Indian Inc employees adjudged Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals sector as the best sector to work for in July 2018, revealed JobBuzz Workplace Index August edition. The index is the monthly compilation of employee reviews and ratings for various industrial sectors. Every month JobBuzz Workplace Index highlights the sectors which are clicking with the employees – this is a crucial insight for new-age employers. 

Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals captured the first place in August 2018 from the sixth place in July 2018. Automobiles sector failed to achieve the first place only due to low rating in the work-life balance parameter. Healthcare sector was an obvious winner, based on many sector-friendly announcements and general health scheme – Ayushman Bharat – initiated by the Union Government.

As per the JobBuzz August 2018 report, the Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals industry excelled in terms of salary, work-life balance, work culture and career growth during the review month. During the same period, the Manufacturing industry grabbed the third position in the overall ratings given by employees.

With an employee rating of 69% each, the Consumer Durables industry was the best paymaster compared to the Infrastructure industry. After maintaining its position in the top five spots in the past three months, Hospitality sector slipped down to the last position in August 2018. 

“The Indian Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals industry is buoyant, backed by government initiatives and innovations by tech-led healthcare startups. Healthcare is becoming one of the largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The sector is growing at a brisk pace due to it’s services and increasing expenditure by the public as well as private entities. Along with employment creation, the industry is also focusing on building happier workplaces for its employees,” said Sanjay Goyal, Head of Product and Technology, TimesJobs and JobBuzz.


About JobBuzz: JobBuzz is an employer rating and review platform from TimesJobs. It is an employee-to-employee community which helps jobseekers make informed career decisions. Empowered by the collective intelligence of a group of actual users, JobBuzz ensures that aggregated information about career decisions is helpful to all users.