Agra University students are dropping out of the university due to the lack of placement opportunities since the past three years.
According to the reports, companies have stopped visiting the university due to the lack of infrastructure and a bad reputation with respect to its exam structure and results. Not many companies have visited the University in the last three years following which the batch strength in courses such as B.Tech, B.Pharma, B.Com and B.Sc has also declined.
The class strength of 60 students has been reduced to only 12 in the MBA batch of the 2017-18 academic session. The MBA course is offered at the Seth Padam Chand Jain Institute of Management but no company has visited the campus for the placement process.
The same scenario of declining class strength is seen at the Dau Dayal Institute of Vocational Studies. The institute has an intake of 120 seats but only 52 seats were filled in. Apart from this, the varsity does not have a placement cell which is one of the main reasons for the increasing number of dropouts.
The university is planning to start a centralized placement cell with the purpose of making students job-ready. The main aim of the placement cell will be to conduct on and off campus interviews for its students and to offer them relevant career opportunities. It will also conduct workshops for students, organize industrial visits, seminars and conferences.