For the first time in the history of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), its students' union organized a recruitment drive, an exercise to break away from the usual political muscle-flexing and rabble-rousing. Four MNCs — HCL, Genpact, Kotak Securities and Valiant Media Group — were invited by the Aligarh Muslim University Students Union (AMUSU) on Saturday. Over 200 students from different departments were present, out of which 30 got on-the-spot job offers. “It is just the beginning, there is a lot yet to be done,” said AMUSU secretary Aamir Qutub, who was the convener of the drive. “By this drive, a message is being imparted to the outside world that a students' union is not only a place to politicize issues, but it is also the guardian of the students community and a body committed to their general welfare. “We will be having a grand placement fair in the next few months, and will invite over 30 companies,” he added.