Some of the most reputed groups in our college are having such fine recruitment methods that I find think tank an opportunity to boast about them. Many groups while recruiting make students do weird stuff, like dancing on the tables, making them say non sense stuff, even abusing and all other various things which as we all see a kind of "ragging".... what the hell is this? you call yourself to be intellectual and ineractive groups, helping students in all kinds of development and this is how you choose them. One of my friends faced a lot of humiliation in one of the interview, and i strongly recommend that this matter should be looked into...
I don't know how you can say 'most'. Some of them do try some dubious methods during recruitment, but I would say most of the groups stick to business and test freshers on skills required. Particularly those groups that are expected to deliver, whether it be a programme or some publication. Even in those that can keep to themselves, there is a pretty straightforward recruitment system. In LitSec for example, everyone is welcome and there is no interview etc.
Not to say that the so-called ragging does not happen during recruitment but it is not as rampant as it has been made out to be in the thread. At the very least, it can been good clean fun, if it does not go overboard. Furthermore, it is self-corroding: groups that do not test new recruits properly will wither away on their own with time. It is in everybody's interests that only the best of the lot join the groups.
Very well said. If the group decides to make a farce out of their recruitment, it is their loss. I recently heard someone say that they did that to "test the dedication level of the person involved". Stress interviews are good and valid in certain cases, but using them excessively to pressurise a first-yearite is just plain wrong.
Also another case in point being that people who are entirely undeemed fit for interview are sometimes called to just make fun of them because of what they did in the prelims (written, probably). If you're not going to recruit that person, why waste your as well as his/her time only to humiliate him ?
^ Both are valid concerns, and happened in this year's recruitments.
When u say "make students do weird stuff, like dancing on the tables", I know exactly which group you are talking about..! And, its simply wrong to say that "most" groups do the same.
For any group, its utmost important to select the best people - the most suited and dedicated ones in case of most sections. For sections that do not require a lot of skills, stress interviews do help them choose people who might adjust well in group dynamics.
It's not a form of ragging buddy.. And if u take it positively, u actually open up a lot in front of seniors..!!
Kid... thats a part of life... Its not that you are being interviewed for a job... The recruitment method is such that because almost every one is equally talented and intellectual. The real test is how frank, creative, innovative, confident and social you really are.
And seriously dude... you DON'T really know how much extreme ragging can be... If you are bruised by dancing on the table... then I guess you are unaware of College fun!