As many as 5000 candidates, who have recently completed their chartered accountancy, are likely to participate in the campus placement programme.
Some of the leading names of Indian industry, including Wipro Limited, Vedanta Resources Plc. , Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited, Madura Fashion and Lifestyle and ITC Limited have confirmed their participation for the placement programme.
Commenting on the placement drive, CA Subodh Kumar Agrawal, President, ICAI, CA Vijay Kumar Gupta, Chairman, CMII/CA Sumantra Guha Chief Coordinator of Kolkata said, "This is an excellent opportunity for topline Indian companies to recruit the finest minds in the accountancy space. For budding chartered accountants, the campus placement programme means they can start their career on a high note and get exposed to managing finances of some of the biggest Corporates and conglomerates. We expect strong response from Indian corporate sector despite the current spell of slowdown."
ICAI, through its Committee for Members in Industry (CMII), organizes Campus Placement Programme at 16 different locations in the country.
The Campus Placement Programme is held twice every year in August-September and February-March.
In 2012, as many as 130 companies comprises of 220 Interview Panels participated in Campus Placement Programme during both the seasons across the country and as many as about 1500 candidates were offered jobs by leading Indian companies. The companies, which hired Chartered Accountants in 2012, mostly belonged to industries like Information Technology, Financial Services, Oil and Gas Refining, Banking, BPO, Telecommunication, Mining, FMCG ,Agro etc.
For Kolkata, 12 companies were part of the campus placement programme in 2012 and 37 chartered accountants were recruited.
--IBNS (Posted on 28-08-2013)