Vellore Institute of Technology - Highest placements done by one company in a day

Vellore Institute of Technology - Highest placements done by one company in a day

BANGALORE: Vellore Institute of Technology's students got 1492 job offers from Accenture, 1,308 offers from Wipro and 803 from Cognizant. Around 55 companies were part of the placement drive at VIT to pick up their lot from the 2700 students.

A record 3,603 jobs were offered to VIT University students during the three-day campus placement programme that concluded here on Sunday. While Accenture offered the highest number of 1,492 jobs, Wipro handed over 1,308 job offers to the jubilant students and Cognizant Technology Solutions ending up with 803 jobs.

The recruitment process consisted of screening tests and interview sessions. VIT University Vice President G V Sampath said, “The scenario is that of a big recession. Every company wants to cut recruitment by 50 per cent and several institutions are feeling the heat. The European slow down is having its impact on the placement initiatives of the big companies.”

Last year, the university had entered the Limca Book of Records for achieving the highest placements done by a single company on a single day.

“We are creating a record this year too,” said G V Sampath while addressing the students who had assembled to receive their job offer letters from the three companies. The University this year saw Wipro, Accenture and Cognizant conduct their placement drives screening the students on the first day and interviewing them for the next two days.

Samuel Rajkumar, Deputy Director of Placement Centre at the university, said, “Flipkart has already conducted the campus placement drive with us offering jobs to four students. They have offered `12.5 lakh per annum as salary package while DE Shaw, a software company has offered has offered `14.5 lakh.”

According to the university, a total of 55 companies had conducted placement drives this year. “Every year, 150 to 160 companies come to the university. Last year, 188 companies had come for placements and this year we are trying as many as possible. In fact, last year, we had 95 per cent placement record with 3,007 students placed,”, Rajkumar noted.

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