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HCL hiring Class XII pass outs straight out of high school

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Source: india.com

India’s fourth-largest software services exporter HCL Technologies is approaching young kids and hiring them straight out of high school to train them to be IT professionals. The company is offering talented Class XII pass outs with a background in science a salary of Rs 1.8 lakh per annum for developing and test apps.

Recently, the company started a pilot programme in Madurai. Under the programme, it will hire 100 students who had cleared Class XII and directly incorporate them in the firm following a training of one year on its Coimbatore campus.

But then the students have to score an average of 85 per cent in their board exams (80% for CBSE students) as per the criteria. In a joint venture, it will also provide students the opportunity to pursue BSc degree from SSN Engineering College.

“There is great emphasis on higher education in Tamil Nadu, but the state also has many families that cannot afford an engineering education,” said HCL Technologies vice-president, diversity & sustainability, Srimathi Shivashankar, as per a report in TOI.

“The programme will give an opportunity to students who can’t afford a regular course.”

As per the reports in TOI, industry experts feel the programme could be helpful for students who don’t have a lot of options in hand. “Students have always gone the extra mile for skill training and this will be no different. Undergraduate degrees can be obtained through distance courses too,” said a Nasscom official.

However, it warns against this becoming a trend. “It is a good short-term initiative for students with fewer opportunities but if it becomes a trend and every IT company starts doing this, then the quality of engineers in the workforce will dip,” said the Nasscom official.