When professor Dr. Jayakrishnan needed an intern to join the NPTEL Data analytics team, he struggled to find the right candidate – one with the skillset and knowledge needed to succeed in the role. He received a number of applications, however, the applicants were not well versed in Data structures and Algorithms. Moreover; screening out the unqualified applicants proved to be a time-consuming process. Dr. Jayakrishnan decided to turn to CodeChef in order to get a reliable candidate pool, a pool that was sure to have the basic Data Structures and Algorithms knowledge that he was looking for.
Through the help of the CodeChef team, Dr. Jayakrishnan was able to access a list of students who were already CodeChef Certified in Data Structures and Algorithms. Since every candidate met these criteria, the need for independent DSA testing was eliminated which saved both time and effort for Dr. Jayakrishnan.
“My primary goal was looking for a Data Analytics intern. In that, data structures are pretty important. If you are a good programmer, you should be very clear of your data structures, it’s as simple as that. The better you are at it, the easier it will be for you to code and solve problems,” said Dr. Jayakrishnan, “Knowing that candidates have scored certain marks in an exam or a particular assessment test it definitely is an advantage when it comes to hiring. It is also advantageous to the candidates.”
Ultimately, Dr. Jayakrishnan selected three outstanding candidates who each had their own story.
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