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  • Double delight for Chandigarh's engineering students who cracked GATE 2013

    With campus placements coming to to close for most of the top colleges in Chandigarh, certain students have just got double lucky as their fortune's favoring them widely for now.

    The students of engineering colleges in Chandigarh performed well and thus results of GATE 2013 comes as a delight as the entry to PSU's companies at decent pay packages has become smoother for city engineering students who cracked it with good ranks.

    Though the level of competition was equally high in comparison to other states. S K Chadha, professor at University Business School and director central placement cell, PU quoted that -- Following the Supreme Court's order for PSUs to recruit students only through entrance exam, students who cracked GATE in colleges have an edge. In the age of cut throat competition, particularly with the challenge in the private sector companies, students are showing inclination towards entry to good PSUs.

    Engineering students who made it to all India rank less than 1,000 from "UIET, PEC and CCET," top notch engineering colleges in Chandigarh, have brought cheer for their training and placement cell too, by having the option of joining masters degree courses at top IITs or pick up a job with PSUs.

    Good package and great profile comes complimentary with top ranks. Those who've cracked GATE 2013 are being offered direct entry to interviews and the ones with good ranks get great placements too.

    Major PSUs include BHEL, NTPC, GAIL, HPCL and many more who are offering students annual pay packages between Rs 6 to 9 lakh after graduation.

    Harpreet Singh, a BE (final year) student who scored rank 41 at all India level, said. "Besides entry to IIT masters degree courses and coveted institutes, entry to PSUs is made easy and direct with the exam. I am glad I took it."

    Shubham Chugh who scored rank 411 said, "PSUs had stopped coming for campus recruitments and students had the option of getting in the companies only through the GATE exam."

    Source: TOI