01 April 2022 12:23:10 IST

IT and software companies dominate placements at Sona College

Software, financial services, manufacturing, textiles, and infrastructure, emerged as the top sectors during the 2021-22 campus placement season at Sona College of Technology, Salem, Tamil Nadu.

In the ongoing placement season, of the 772 students, 656 opted to sit for placements. Several students even bagged multiple job offers.

Electronics and communication, electrical and electronics engineering, and computer science engineering were offered an average salary of ₹5 lakh per annum (LPA). Those from mechanical, civil, fashion technology, mechatronics stream and MCA received average offers of ₹4 LPA. 

IT and software sector

IT and software firms remain the top employers and the prominent recruiters include Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, HCL Technologies, Infosys, TCS and Wipro hiring studen.

Even non-IT sector firms preferred to hire those with a knowledge of software and digital tools for their digital engineering vertical at their organisations.

“Nature of jobs in terms of skills and knowledge requirements is changing significantly as even candidates from mechanical, civil and electrical engineering disciplines are expected to have knowledge of digital and software tools and development skills,” says Dr SRR Senthilkumar, Principal, Sona College of Technology.

Ever since Sona College converted the eighth semester into a compulsory internship, a noticeable trend has been that a vast majority of candidates received job offers during or soon after their internship. Almost half the job offers were bagged by women candidates as companies were focused on enhancing gender diversity. Students with knowledge of Japanese language too were in demand.

Prominent recruiters

Students with knowledge and skills in SAP, SalesForce, Service Now, PLM, AWS, full stack development, AI and ML, cybersecurity, data science and engineering, cloud computing, and blockchain, had an added advantage in the ongoing placement season in which nearly 200 companies conducted interviews virtually.

After IT and software services, financial services (PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, EY, FIS global and HDFC), manufacturing (Robert Bosch, Ashok Leyland, Grundfos, Danfoss, TVS group, Hero, Uno Minda, Ola and Royal Enfield), utilities (Adani, JSW, Schneider, Ather Energy), and electronics sector (Samsung, Tata Electronics, Hitachi, Bosch and Harman International) emerged as the next attractive sector.

Within the textiles sector, Aditya Birla Clothing, Shahi Exports, Jockey International, Decathlon, Gokaldas Exports were the top employers. L&T, Adani, Ramco group, JSW and URC construction, were the key recruiters in the construction and infrastructure sector.