Keeping in mind the current situation, IIMA Finals Recruitment process in February 2021 will be conducted in a virtual mode. This has been decided considering the risks involved in the travel, and the overall safety of the recruiters, students and the IIMA community when the placements happen on campus.
Students will be participating in the process virtually from their preferred locations. Some students have arrived on campus due to connectivity issues at their homes. However, the classes continue to happen virtually due to government guidelines of not conducting in-person classes. On similar lines, the students will be attending the recruitment process from their respective locations – homes or dorm rooms.
The Placement Committee will be managing the whole process from campus. The students have been asked to ensure adequate infrastructure at their end (which is in place as they are currently attending 4-5 hours online classes already). Recruiters are also advised to ensure good connectivity for the panel members at their end as well to make the process a success.
Keeping in mind the features and comfort of large number of recruiters and students, Zoom is chosen as the official platform for conducting the virtual recruitment process. Zoom is also IIMA’s official platform partner for other education and administrative activities and thereby supported by the technical team. IIMA has a strong safety agreement with the central Zoom team and engineering support for the recruitment days.
We will be replicating the cluster-cohort recruitment process exactly as in normal years in the Zoom platform with the help of the breakout rooms feature. Out of multiple platforms available in the market, Zoom has the highest number of features required for the movement of the candidates, offer communication, control of the process by the Placement Committee to facilitate the smooth flow of the process.
Recruiters are advised to join the virtual recruitment process using their desktops/laptops (preferred) or tablets for better stability. We also request the company personnel to use the Zoom application (installed on the laptops or tablets) for joining the meeting link.
In case the interview panelists have not used Zoom before, we request them to test their system for requirements using this test meeting link: https://zoom.us/test
NOTE: Breakout Room allocation does not work on Zoom web logins, currently. Zoom application installed is a prerequisite for entering breakout rooms and conducting interviews.
IIMA Placement Committee will be happy to address the recruiter’s queries & clarifications anytime. We are looking forward to having a smooth & efficient recruitment process with the help of your support!