Campus Plus Points bring to you a round-up of the week – around campus activities and learning.

Placement Galore

Xavier School of Management completed its Summer Internship Placement Process 2017. The 2017-19 batch consisting 364 students achieved 100 per cent placement with the median and average stipend increasing by over 20 per cent, with a highest of five lakh for two months. The sip process saw participation of 90+ companies offering roles across domains including consulting, business development, human resources and industrial relations among others.

This year multiple new companies were added to the recruiters’ list. The top recruiters include BCG, PWC, CocaCola and HCCB, Mondelez, HUL, ITC, P&G, TAS, RB, RPG, Microsoft, Uber, GSK CH, and ABG among others. There was also a significant increase in operations roles with firms like Reckitt Benckiser and Colgate-Palmolive. The sales and marketing roles topped the charts with 25per cent share in the recruitments, followed by finance with 20per cent.

Unleashing Creativity

Students of Indian Institute of Art and Design from communication design, fashion design and interior architecture and design programmes participated in an origami workshop facilitated by Origami Oritai. Apart from unleashing creativity, origami has also been known to improve one’s hand-eye coordination, temporal spatial skills, concentration, logical reasoning and sequencing ability. During the workshop, students made 3D objects using flat square sheets of coloured and textured paper. The major learning outcome of this workshop was to help them explore the endless possibilities of incorporating the origami folding techniques in solving myriad design problems they may face as artists and designers.

 Technology in classrooms

Tata ClassEdge introduced a measurement-driven model named Managed Adoption of Technology in Education for the effective adoption of technology in classrooms. Mate is a platform for schools to improve their teaching-learning practices through data-based feedback loops. In this collaborative partnership between Tata ClassEdge and City Montessori School, Lucknow, mate will serve as an end-toend service where the former will take complete responsibility for teacher training, acceptance, adoption and effective usage of technology by teachers. It will be implemented in 877 city montessori classrooms.