The survey by Firstnaukri.com, a job search engine, reveals that out of the total recruiters surveyed, 73 percent of them said that the number of students to be hired from campuses will be lower in 2014 as compared to 2013.
The decline in hiring will be seen both among engineering and MBA students.
“The uncertain economic conditions will continue to manifest themselves through a weaker demand for students in campus hiring,” said Deepali Singh, business head, Firstnaukri.com.
She said most of the companies have adopted a watchful approach towards recruitments and its ramifications will be felt in campus hiring as well.
Highlighting the key challenges faced while hiring from campuses, the survey said: “Lack of communication and analytical skills, students’ refusal to join a company after accepting the offer and salary expectations are some of the challenges faced by the recruiters while hiring from campuses.”
Personal interviews emerged as the most favoured mode of recruiting students with 40 percent of total recruiters opting for the same.
The survey was conducted among 115 recruiters across India covering sectors like technology, construction and finance.