Indian College Campuses Emerge as Hotspots for Electric Vehicle Industry Recruitment
As the Indian Electric Vehicle (EV) industry continues its upward trajectory, college campuses have become the focal point for a burgeoning war for talent.
October 09, 2023. By News Bureau
This placement season, EV companies, startups, and established commercial vehicle manufacturers with EV interests are increasingly turning to engineering colleges to fill critical roles in research and development, design, production, and managerial positions, among others.
Campus placement cells at esteemed institutions like NIT Calicut, NIT Warangal, and MNIT Jaipur have reported a remarkable surge in demand for talent from the EV sector, a promising trend in a year when tech hiring has faced considerable challenges across the board.
Notably, some colleges have granted highly sought-after 'Day Zero' slots to EV industry recruiters, underlining the popularity of these opportunities among students.
Prominent automakers like Tata Motors, Hero MotoCorp, Maruti Suzuki, Bajaj Auto, and Ola Electric have been actively recruiting from institutions like MNIT Jaipur and IIT-BHU.
This expansion extends to areas such as battery management, thermal management, power electronics, and power systems.
In some instances, hiring numbers have doubled or even quadrupled compared to the previous year, signaling the industry's growing momentum. It's not just established automakers; EV startups are also witnessing heightened interest from job seekers.
Sushant K. Shrivastava, Coordinator of the Training and Placement Cell at IIT BHU, anticipates a rising number of job offers in the EV sector, spanning various domains, including charging infrastructure and advanced battery technology.
Ravindra Kumar GP, Chief Human Resources Officer at Tata Motors, has disclosed plans to accelerate hiring in the coming months, with a particular focus on the EV business. The increasing demand for electric vehicles and the development of new products are the driving forces behind this surge.
These companies are reaching out to more than 15 colleges, including prestigious institutions like IIT Hyderabad, IIT Madras, NITK Surathkal, and more, to tap into innovation and ensure operational efficiency in their automobile operations.
EV battery startup LOHUM and Snap E Cabs are similarly sourcing talent from esteemed institutions, further solidifying the growing influence of college campuses as talent hubs for India's burgeoning EV industry.
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