Oracle Pooled Campus Drive at Chennai

We have just completed another major drive at Chennai and came back to office. This drive was for Oracle and their target was to hire around 40-50 fresh engineering graduates thu this drive. We had successfully managed a drive with around 3500 + candidates attending the test on one day. Finally 56 successful offers were made.

Q – Res Application suggested using the Q-Res application for short listing candidates. Jobs were posted in the Hot Jobs section and applications invited. Candidates directly applied by using their ID. Close to 30,000 applications were received from all over India. The team filtered the entire database of applicants for criteria mentioned that included the various Engineering streams, batch, cut off percentage, location, etc.

Automated Call Letter Application

After around 8000 Premium candidates were shortlisted based on the criteria, the team split the candidate list into batches depending on the locations & sent out call letters on email & SMS. The call letter contained the exact venue, date & time details, accessibility to the location, transport modes, things to carry, help line numbers (manned by the team).  The candidate list was intelligently split into batches inviting the local candidates in the morning slot, followed by out station candidates. ( has an automated system to send call letters that can be used by recruiters)

Offline Strategy for the Recruitment Programme

Off Campus Drive Location Scout

The Campus Relations team has associations with more than 1500 colleges across the country on the basis of the Campus Ambassador programme. When Oracle requested conducting the event in Chennai, the Campus Relations team spent a day in Chennai scouting for a venue that was accessible & could hold more than 3000 students. The venue was fixed at St Peters College in Avadi which has a huge campus and is easily accessible by MRTS.

Process Coordination

On the day of the event, the experienced team of arrived at the venue early in the day & setup registration desks, announcement kiosks, marked class rooms & also had a special problem resolution desk. ( team travels with sound systems, notice boards, stationery & other supplies)

As the call letters were dispatched with specific slots, this prevented unwanted chaos at the venue & the candidates were allowed entry after a brief check for documents & photo ids. Results were announced 15 minutes after the test & short listed candidates were invited for personal interviews.


Oracle shortlisted around 200 candidates after the drive & finally offered 50 candidates. 42 candidates joined Oracle after a week.

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No of candidates who fit the criteria


No of call letters sent


No of candidates who appeared


No of candidates shortlisted after the test


No of candidates offered


No of candidates who joined



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