Contents of the post is based on campus placement activities happened at IIT Kharagpur(during my batch) and post is specially for IIT students and also for others. I would like to give an overview of placement activities here and would be a simple guide to begin placement preparation for my juniors at IIT Kharagpur (specially dedicated to them and focused in their purpose).
I didn’t prepare anything for s/w profile as my interest was completely on h/w jobs (VLSI and electronics design). These are information and tips borrowed from my mates for this post.
Most of the s/w companies which include Computer networking, application software development,also includes firmware development,Visual information processing, database, Software services companies(Brocade communication, IBM ISL, Samsung, KLA Tencor, Viz experts, Qualcomm s/w, Errricson, Intel for firmware development..many more in list)
Most important and primary :
Start CV preparation early a month before CV submission notices on notice board(say by Oct.).. Check it often and get checked b your friends, mates because we will not be able to see our own mistakes many a times. It’s good to get it checked by others and keep improving quality of your CV.
Start preparation in as early as you can (Slow and steady wins the race.!!!) .. use plenty of online resources available.Improve upon concepts every day.
Links must be visited by a Kgpian are here:
http://placements.scholarsavenue.org/ – Important companies placement and profile info for students
Prepare your answers to some of HR questions(about yourself, challenges in life,passion, dream and how you made it come true) and with company profiles of companies of interest.
Subjects to be prepared for VIPES : C and data structures, Computer architecture and organization, Operating system design , algorithms(Sorting algorithms most important), Computer Communication networks (optional specific for networking companies) , Embedded system design and GATE syllabus(Digital will do in this).
Crack the interview— http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~rrv/updated%20cracktheinterview/www.cracktheinterview.com/adfaqpublish.html (Must – Most of the interview questions will be asked from this only)
Computer architecture and organisation: (Must for s/w and h/w profiles)
William Stallings is very good for Computer concepts and Operating system concepts.
http://williamstallings.com (make use of resources provided on this site)
and here is quick tutorial for computer architecture topics :
(I just solved problems after studying from here and slides from our Prof.Sudipta Mahapatra)