Often when students from university are hired by good and reputed company, it speaks of the relations of the university with the hirers but, in case of Lucknow University, the university's placement cell has taken things a bit far.
LU students are doing internships in organizations but the university is claiming them to be placed.
The placement cell issued a statement which said that its 249 students have been given job offers in different organizations and that 24 of its students from the journalism and mass communication have been hired by a private TV channel.
However, the underlying reality of the news was that the students from journalism and mass communication have been hired as interns without any offer letters and pay packages. The same is the case with the other 249 students.
The director of counseling and placements, Prof Madhurima Lall, when contacted, told this correspondent: “Normally students who are interns in different organizations are absorbed and get final placement there. We are hopeful that many of our bright students will be recruited there soon.”
When Prof SP Singh, university vice chancellor was informed about this he said that he would talk to the placement director as it is unethical to claim that students who are interns have actually been hired. He further said "I will ensure that in future university should pass on correct information about final placements".
LU is struggling with the placements from quite some time due to lack of good placement cell.