City-based start-up HireMee, a digital portal and mobile application, said Wednesday it plans to expand its operations nationally after its success in the South, assessing 191,718 students in 2,050 colleges within a year.

HireMee is a job-matching platform that assesses graduating students on general key skills and specific subject knowledge that help employers identify the most suitable candidates and provides the results to prospective employers for their recruitment needs.

Within a year of the signing of an MoU between All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and HireMee in September 2017, the Bengaluru headquartered startup has assessed 191,718 students in 2,050 colleges in five South Indian states and in Puducherry, the company said here.

During the one-year period 1,700 companies with over 80,000 job opportunities, drawn mainly from technology, IT services, manufacturing, banking and financial services sectors, accessed candidates results and profiles on HireMees recruitment platform, it said in a release.


Announcing its plans for the second year of operations, HireMee founder and CEO Chockalingam Valliappa said expanding operations would enable the firm to cover the rest of the 10,000 plus AICTE accredited colleges across India.

HireMee is a CSR programme supported by its parent company, Vee Technologies from the Sona Group, which has been pursuing philanthropic work in the education.

It is supported by the Academic Industry Council as an advisory board, the release said, adding, senior academics from different domains are drawn to help in the creation of the question bank.

Industry experts advise on strategy, employability criteria and question pattern.

In addition to AICTE, HireMee has also entered into similar MoUs to handle assessment of students of 1,900 colleges in over a dozen universities and the Directorates of Education-both technical and collegiate--in different states without any charge to the students, colleges or recruiters, the release said.

HireMee tires to bridge the gap between recruiters and fresh graduates, especially in tier II and III towns, and urban areas as well, the company said.