VIT University has created a new record in placement services by breaking its record of last year. It has become the single largest institute in south India to place over 2,000 BTech students with 3,934 job offers in the first session, with several students getting multiple offers during the three-day campus placement programme.
Last year, 3,603 jobs were offered to students of the university.
While Accenture recruited 1,688 students, Wipro recruited 1,162 and Cognizant selected 1,084 students this year taking the total to 3,934. “Despite the economic downturn we were able to place students in large numbers which shows that companies are looking at quality which we provide. We owe the success to our students,” said a jubilant VIT chancellor, G Viswanathan.
He said the achievement would enable VIT to secure a place in the top 100 global ranking. “These students have secured their jobs even before completing their programme. They will join the companies only by next June which makes us proud,” he added.
A total of 3,000-odd students who had to take rigorous screening tests and interviews. Campus placements for the 2014 batch started with dream companies visiting VIT in the last week of July. For the first time, VIT shared the dream companies’ premium slot with three companies — Deshaw, Flipkart and eBay. All companies offered a pay package of over `11 lakh per annum. Deshaw recruited two students while eBay and Flipkart offered job offers to 15 and 4 students, respectively.
Deloitte, Musigma and Schneider Electric were the major recruiters among the dream companies recruiting 60, 57 and 31 students, respectively, with a cost to company of over `4.75 L per annum. Other major recruiters in the software sector included Microsoft, Zoho, Intel, VmWare, Alcatel Lucent, Mahindra ComViva, Broadcom, Netapp, Cisco, Capital IQ, Texas Instruments, Trimble, Google and Honeywell.
ITC divisions from Kolkata and Hyderabad, TVS Motors, Caterpillar, IFB Automotive, Cadence, KPIT Cummins and Ericsson R&D were some of the companies that recruited VIT final year students this year.