The placement season at Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, Greater Noida, saw some top companies making a beeline for the campus despite the prevailing sense of economic gloom. In a candid chat, Placement Head Ms. MANISHA CHOUDHARY explains how despite recessionary pressures, Galgotias students bagged big fat pay cheques from top companies.
Q. Does your experience with campus placements show that things are not as bad for India Inc as it is being made out to be?
We may be seeing a drop in the performance levels of the economy, but it has not affected placements so far. The process is still on and yet we placed 88 per cent of the students at some of the top companies, including HCL, Infosys, Accenture, Daksh Technology, Larsen & Toubro, NIIT Technology, Tech Mahindra and Huawei Telecom. As many as 96 companies have come to our campus for hiring.
Q. What is the salary range being offered to your students?
Most students from our institute have bagged jobs in reputed companies. Infosys was the highest recruiter this year with 301 students getting job in the company.
Accenture hired 175 students. Naveen Kumar Goswami, a final-year B. Tech Computer Science student, bagged the highest offer of ` 50 lakh from the US-based Helix Energy Solutions Group.
Q. What are some of the most sought-after specialisations at Galgotias?
Our B.Tech. programmes in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics and Communication, Mechanical and Civil Engineering are the favourites of our students.
Q. Do you have any academic collaborations with corporate houses?
We have a Memorandum of Understanding with Infosys called the Campus Connect Programme. It is a seven year-old programme that provides access to training to our faculty members and students.
We also have academic alliances with Microsoft India, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro Technologies and Larsen and Toubro.
To enable our students to make the best use of opportunities they get, they are put through a rigorous corporate readiness programmes that run concurrently with the academic courses. These programmes include industry visits, mentorship, project support, field research, corporate interface and faculty monitored internships.
Our Microsoft Student India initiative organised by the Galgotias Technology Hub and the Computer Science and Engineering Department in March was attended by more than 500 students from various colleges and universities across Delhi/NCR.
Q. What were some of the specialisations that recruiters focused on this year?
Out of the 96 companies that visited our campus, 45 of them came for students who have specialised in Computer Science, IT, Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
- Source: Mail Today