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Brief Background of Training and Placement Office

While Padre Conceicao College was started in 1997, the Training and Placement Cell was started in right earnest in July 1999. Proactive action and hard-work, commenced in the very first year, we were able to attract blue-chip corporate to our campus like Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Keane, Persistent Systems Limited, Infosys ,Thoughtworks , Wipro Technologies, HSBC , MRF, IBM ,Cartini, Siemens Information Systems limited, Anglo Eastern Shipping ,Vendanta ,Volkswagen, Topaz Engineering , Wartsila L.L.C , Sulzer, Panasonic , Sasken , Robosoft , Hexaware , L&T Engg , Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co.Ltd, Goa Shipyard Limited to name a few.

The Training and Placement Cell, is headed by Shri Niyan Marchon (M.Tech – Microelectronics) Associate Professor TPO , and is also lecturer in the Electronics and Telecommunication Dept. Having worked in companies like Mahindra Network Services, Mumbai and Texas Instruments India, Bangalore, Shri Niyan Marchon comes with a strong industry background. Besides placement activities, he has taken keen initiatives in sports, social service and extra-curricular activities in Padre Conceicao College. The cell also functions with the strong and dynamic assistance of Mrs. Alzira Xavier (BE-Electronics, MBA), Assistant Training and Placement Officer. She is also  Assistant Professor in Economics and Management in the Humanities Department. The Training and Placement Cell is ably supported by Ms. Roseline Fernandes,(BE-Computer Science, MBA) and is a Assistant Professor in the Information Technology Department.

Training and Placement Cell (TPC) ensures that our students are well-equipped to excel in life and are able to match up to all the challenges that real-life working environment offers. The most important attribute of this department is to run it is a very disciplined and organized manner. Strong efforts have been made by the Training and Placement Cell to improve interaction between the Industry, Community and our Institution by having many activities in different spheres.

The placement cell has played key role in organizing and promoting an active ex-students association, CONEXT. The first ever convention was held in September 2003 and the response was overwhelming. At this meet, the alumni association took a concrete shape based on inputs received from our ex-students as well as others.

The Training and Placement Cell has also organized Industrial Visits to industries like Digilink, Goa Shipyard, Western India Shipyard, Crompton Greaves and AIR-MPT and AIR-CONTROL Centre at Altinho.


 Other Activities of the Training and Placement cell:

  • Job placement through campus interviews for Final Year undergraduates. Also conducts recruitments for post Graduate students.
  • Provides the best arrangements and hospitality for the visiting companies officials.
  • Provides all audio visual facilities for power point presentations, written test, Group discussions (GD) and interviews during placements.
  • Arranges mock interviews, GD, Case Studies, Aptitude tests, Technical skills and HR interview for students.
  • Career Counseling and guidance: Arranges talks on Personality development and Interpersonal & Communications skills.
  • Prepares students to face competitive exams like GATE, GRE, GMAT and TOFEL.
  • Co-ordinates various activities related to the career of the students along with the Industrial training.
  • Encourages students in organizing Entrepreneurship Development Programs including verbal and communicative programs.
  • Arranges Training and workshops for teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Pre-placement training in needed software skills, leadership and managerial styles.
  • TPO is assisted by a student representative (Student placement Coordinator) from each department
  • Prepares College Newsline bi-yearly, Magazine - ETHOS and Placement Brochures each year.
  • In association with the respective departments arranges Expert/Guest lectures from Eminent Personalities from Industry for Career Counseling and Technical Seminars.
  • Co-ordination for Industrial visits and Summer training for students in and outside Goa.
  • Co-ordination of Alumni Association – CONEXT
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