16 September 2015 16:23:14 IST

VIT University: Nearly 8,000 job offers from top IT companies

Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, Accenture and Wipro in 15-day placement drive

The top five IT companies in the country made an unprecedented 7,947 job offers to students from VIT University, Vellore and Chennai campuses. The companies present were Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Accenture and Cognizant. Cognizant made the highest number of offers — a total of 1,914 — to students from both the Vellore and Chennai campuses. The number of jobs offered by Accenture were 1,472; TCS 1,864, Infosys 1,456 and Wipro 1,241. The average salary package this year is Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh, 10 per cent higher than last year.

The results of the 15-day placement drive at the university were announced by Chancellor G Viswanathan to raucous applause from the students present at the auditorium. The placement process happened from September 1-15, with each company taking three days to conduct the interviews and group discussions. In the Chennai campus, 84 students received offers from all five companies.

Ruchika Mahajan, a final-year B.Tech Biomedical student who received offers from Accenture and Wipro, said that the entire process was very streamlined.

“It was a long 15 days, but we received regular emails from the Placement and Training (PAT) team, reminding us about the forms we needed to fill and submit and the deadlines for them,” she said.

Anisha Udawat, another final-year BTech Bioinformatics student who received offers from Wipro, Accenture and Infosys, said: “Even though it was a long process, the end result was totally worth it.”

Akhil Afsan, a BTech Mechanical Engineering student who was offers in hand from Wipro, Accenture and Cognizant, was of the same view. “What we learnt the most from this experience was patience. We were waiting all the time — to get interviewed, to see the results, and so on. Despite the process being spread over 15 days, stress levels were always high,” he says, laughing.

In July, ‘Super Dream’ companies, the likes of PayPal, Flipkart, Visa, Microsoft and Cisco, which offer a CTC of more than ₹10 lakh per annum, recruited more than 90 students from VIT University.

Earlier this year, VIT University entered the Limca Book of Records for placing the most number of students in a single slot as part of its campus placement drive for the 2015 graduating batch.

“We have broken our own record again this year. We will be submitting this to the Limca Book of Records soon,” said Prof Samuel Rajkumar, Director, Placement and Training Cell.