07 Aug 2021 17:50 IST

BITS Pilani sees strong placement season despite Covid

155 new companies from diverse sectors added to the breadth of the placement process

Bucking the Covid-hit disruptions, BITS Pilani Indian campuses witnessed robust placements with 698 students receiving offers of more than ₹20 lakh per annum. Its campuses witnessed 155 more companies scouting for talent, an increase of 47 per cent over the previous year. The year saw 3,047 students registering for placements, an increase of 636 from 2,411 registered last year.

Despite the industrial downturn, the median salary for 2021 was at healthy ₹12.78 lakh while the average CTC (₹15.6 lakh per annum) and maximum CTC (₹45 lakh per annum). These figures remained at approximately the same level as the last year.

Sector-wise breakdown

BITS Pilani campuses witnessed companies offering jobs in cutting edge technologies such as Data Science, Machine Learning and Cybersecurity in addition to the traditional software development roles.

The demand in the IT space was robust, with internship pre-placement offers and full-time roles being given by Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Samsung, DE Shaw, AppDynamics, Amazon, Flipkart Cisco, Oracle, ServiceNow, IBM, PayPal, Atlassian, VMware, SAP Labs, Myntra, Intuit, Arcesium and Nutanix.

The Electronics sector saw major semiconductor brands such as Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Micron, Western Digital, Samsung Hardware, MediaTek, NXP Semiconductors, Intel, Analog Devices, Synopsys, Xilinx and Microchip hiring either though the full-time or the summer internship route.

And the banking sector saw JP Morgan, Citibank, DBS, HSBC, Nomura, Deutsche Bank, BNY Mellon, Axis Bank, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Societe Generale, RBL and ICICI Bank hiring for technology and fintech roles.

‘Robust demand’

Infrastructure heavyweights such as Ramboll, L&T, WSP, Arup, Stantec, Jacobs, Atkins Global and Vestas hired students through full-time hiring and 6-month internship routes. The FMCG sector also saw marquee brand such as HUL, Mondelez, Reckitt, AbInBev, Pepsico and L’Oreal offering leadership and general management roles. The bio-sciences sector saw Serum Institute of India, Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Cipla, Pfizer, Baxter, Lupin, Novartis, Bicon Biologics and GVK Biosciences taking students in R&D, formulation and regulatory roles.

Dubai based Landmark Group has given four international offers to BITS Pilani students. Consulting firms Boston Consulting Group, Bain Capability Network, Ernst & Young, Indus Insights, Dalberg, KPMG and Deloitte offered roles in various areas.

“The early indicators in terms of eight-week summer internships and registrations by companies for final placements show that the industrial demand is robust for the 2021-22 placement season which is due to begin in the mid of August, promising a good growth in the placement figures for the next season,” Tabir Mishra, Head of Placements, Pilani campus said in a statement.