I am an engineering graduate of electronics and communication stream. When i was in college i had no idea that i will land up in the IT industry, always kept dreaming about Core companies but opportunities there are very less and as matter of fact while searching job in bangalore for six months i attended only one core company, lnt core not to mention that around 2500 candidates attended it and only 52 cleared written test i do not know how many got selected finally.
I joined CMC ltd as a trainee at 9/12 palace road bangalore.You have to give a aptitude test, its a formality questions are same all the time and you can even take the question paper home and solve it dere just kidding.
Yeah if you get low score they will ask you to pursue networking course but if you insist on software its all yours . It is followed by a technical interview, to warn you its no less than any job interview but the only difference is that its not mandatory to give all the answers as they are not going to affect your chances of selection for the programme.A medical checkup will be conducted, you will get an envelope with a form in it nicely labelled as PRE EMPLOYEMENT medical test, not to be very happy about it i was hehehe,you will have to go to religare lab in millers road
Now coming to the syllabus dere, its like
- c programming
- linux (REL5)
- core java or .net
- advanced java
- soft skill (most of d tym u will hv a soft skill session only hehehe)
- software engineering
You can go for a coffee break on the terrace, there is a cmc canteen you can have maldrinks,badam milk tea or coffee not to pay for it yeah but for lunch it was 25 bucks now its 35 (south indian meal).
Now i have a question for you do u really need to have a serious agency like cmc to get a job because as a 2010 fresher with 65% through out academics i was eligible for almost all the companies but if your answer is yes you can go for it by paying 60,000 + service tax but rest assured it does not give a guarantee of fetching you a job, you will have to study like hell out of you for you will not get enough time after coming home, night is all yours but have to wake up next morning for the next day of cmc sessions. Keep attending off campus drive if your are eligible of course. As a matter of fact all the trainees there were 2009 or 2008 pass out and those who were 2010 do not met the 60% criteria.There were a few exceptions like my friends from my college and a few others. If you are going there for job assurance that project they promise to give you it is not that what you really want to do because if you have completed your training and you have the knowledge you will get a job outside cmc. Some opportunities will be provided by cmc, but only a few will be selected and companies will be that you have never heard of but compensation package will be decent slightly less dan the market. I forgot to mention there is a online evaluation after each paper and you have to pass all of it and an interview to get that project(ders some bug in c++ test bcoz i was d only one to pass tat test 66 marks in d history of that branch as told by subh sir though my friends had much more knowledge than me ders some problem with software i guess)
I left CMC when i got offer from TCS, advanced java was going in my batch at that time, after that i had offers from cognizant and lnt infotech.Thanks to cmc they gave me some knowledge but i think the money i spent for it was not worth it i could have done it on my own as there was no criteria prob with me.
My million dollar advice if you want to take it is , for freshers having 60% throughout you do not need it but if you have 65000 bucks to spend then go for it, after all you will gain some knowledge from it and it will help you in technical interviews and you can update your cv with cmc certificates but do not ever go after that project assurance. I m sure after 3 months you will not like to do that but its an option if you have nothing else in your bag. Others who do not meet off campus criteria, if u can easily afford the fees go for it you will have some knowledge and a place to start from but always prefer a job at any start up at any salary over it.
If u want any more info u can get to me
BEST OF LUCK WITH UR CAREER