Institute of Pharmacy

Placement Process

The Institute helps each student in exploring placement opportunities by inviting various companies for campus recruitment of students who are in the final year of the programme and are likely to graduate at the end of the academic year.

The final placements, at the Institute, are a result of very systematic interaction with the industry and continuous career counseling  and grooming of the students. Right from the beginning of the programme, students are continuously counseled with regard to his/her career aspirations and options, which in turn is vigorously followed up with the potential companies for participating in the placement programme of the Institute. This not only helps the students in getting their ‘dream’ jobs but also assists the visiting placement companies in identifying the ‘right’ candidate for their organization. However, the placement will be governed by  institute Placement guidelines.

Planning for Placement

The placement activity is primarily managed by the Placement Committee headed by Director of the institute as Chairperson with the help of the Manager Corporate Relations and other committee members which includes faculties and students from various programmes.

The Broad Activities Undertaken by the Placement Cell are:
  • Formation of Students’ Placement Committees for final placement and also for getting industrial training and industry linked project work for students.
  • Preparation of Placement Brochure for final placement.
  • Pre-placement visits (PPV) to the companies.
  • Communication, networking and relationship building with the potential recruiters
  • Invitation to potential recruiters to visit the Institute.
  • Continuation of placement activities after the stipulated period, till all the students are placed.
  • Grooming and training of the students for better placements.
  • General follow-up, joining formalities and other administrative activities of students.

Institute Placement Committee

The placement related activities, at the Institute, are carried out by Placement committee – it comprises of faculties from various departments of the institute. Student representatives from various programmes who are in their final year are also appointed as committee members. The committee is headed by Director of the Institute and Manager Corporate Relations acts as a Member Secretary. The placement committee is required in every academic year.

Student Registration for Placement

The students who are in their final year and interested in availing placement support from institute, will have to register themselves for placement. Non interested students for placement do not require registration.

Placement Brochure

The Institute prepares a Placement Brochure, giving detailed profiles of the students ready to be placed for the benefit of the students and potential recruiters. This brochure is subsequently shared with potential recruiters.

Placement Eligibility

Students who fail to qualify the exams & other formalities at the end of course, shall be removed from the placement process and hence will not be eligible for campus placement activities. Any major disciplinary actions will terminate the student from campus placement activities

Placement Process

Once the recruiter interest in recruitment from the Institute, the students are asked to register their interest for the job. An email informing about the job opening and its details will be shared with the student coordinators and placement committee. Placement cell will try to get as much details as possible about the job profile. The registration of interest is to be done by students from their official Nirma Gmail ID on the provided link, after going through the job profile.  Only students who register for that particular job profile will be considered for the job opening and their names and CVs will be shared with the company. It will be responsibility of a student to keep his/her resumes updated with placement cell. Once the names of students are submitted, student is not allowed to withdraw from the selection process.

Guidelines for Placements 

The final placement is governed by certain guidelines, which are framed to facilitate the students to get maximum benefits:

These guidelines are revised from time to time. The guidelines being followed currently are:
  1. If company is coming for a Pre-placement talk, attending of Pre-Placement talk is compulsory for all the students unless informed by the student in writing.
  2. A student can only withdraw his/her name before the CVs are sent to the company.
  3. Under no circumstances, the students will personally communicate with the companies (except those who opt for private placements). If a student breaches this code, he/she may be  debarred from the final placement at the campus.
  4. If the company shortlists/selects a student on the basis of his/her CV, the student has to go through the next steps of the selection process.
  5. In case a student opts out after getting short-listed by the company, he/she will not be eligible for final placements through campus.
  6. Students once finally selected by a company through campus placement shall not be considered for placement in future.
  7. Students have to wear formal dress during the PPT, Group Discussions and Interviews.
  8. The eligibility of a student, who can apply for the selection in a company, will be determined based only on the specifications/ job profiles offered by the company and as directed by the respective companies.
  9. The Placement Cell will try to bring and put forward as many details as possible for the job openings to the students. Students are not permitted to ask for location preferences or negotiate on salary, if it is already disclosed by the company.
  10. The Institute will not interfere in the selection process of the visiting companies.
  11. A student can appear for placement for any number of companies until he/she gets selected, and after selection shall not be eligible to appear for placement in any other company.
  12. In case a student has appeared for more then one company before the declaration of the result, the student has the option to select the company of his choice from the results of the other companies for which he/she has already appeared on that particular day. This clause is applicable only if one is through of interview process (full selection process) of two or more companies simultaneously.
  13. In case, if one has appeared just for written test process of  company A, before appearing for its interview, and he /she  has got selected in some other company, then he / she will not be allowed to appear for further selection process of  company A.
  14. The student who receives an offer letter from the company shall join the company as per terms of offer letter.  
  15. When we reach a level of 75 % placement, for the students remaining to be placed, they will NOT HAVE the right to exercise their choice and sit for selective companies. He/she has to sit for all companies which they qualify for. However, students who submit their reservations (example: location, remuneration, industry/company, and profile) will not be forced / allowed to sit for those specific profiles, companies, location and remuneration.
  16. Institute will try to place those students suitably who have specific industry / job preferences / location constraints, etc. In case, if these students remain unplaced after the completion of the programme, the Institute for all official records will consider them placed.
  17. Students noticed to be underperforming deliberately will be put out of the placement process for the next 5 companies. (Under performance will be verified through the feedback from the company officials)
  18. All communication related to placements / job openings will be done on the  nirma email Id registered with placement cell. It is student’s individual responsibility to check the emails on regular basis.
  19. It will be responsibility of a student to keep his/her resumes updated with Placement Cell. If any falsification of data or serious misrepresentation of information is found in the CV or registration details of candidate which may influence the chances of selection, he/she will be immediately removed from the placement process.

It is obligatory for each student to abide by the rules/guidelines as stated above, failing which he/she shall be debarred from the placement process of the Institute.

However in the interest of the Students / Institution and corporate relations the placement cell has the discretion to make changes in the above guidelines/rules. In case of any doubt or dispute, the decision of the Chairperson of the placement committee will be final. No coercion by any student (s) will be allowed at any level. The Chairperson’s decision will be final and irrevocable.