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Record offers at campus placements in TN

Written by PaperDabba

Microsoft has made record offers to students this year in campus placements at top colleges in Tamil Nadu. It has offered a cost to company (CTC) package of ₹39 lakh each to 14 students at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) and to one at SRM Institute of Science and Technology.

At VIT, Microsoft created a record this year by the highest offer of ₹39 lakh. The previous record offer was ₹29 lakh by DeShaw last year, V Samuel Rajkumar, Director (Placement and Training), VIT, told BusinessLine.

Consultancy firm Deloitte recruited 191 students with a CTC of ₹6.5 lakh; followed by Wipro Design (160 offers with ₹6.5 lakh); TCS Digital (82 offers with CTC of ₹7 lakh) and Bank of America (108 offers with CTC of ₹6 lakh), he said.

‘Positive season’

Sriram S Padmanabhan, Director — Career Centre, SRM, said, it has been “a very encouraging and positive season” this year. So far, 85 companies have come for campus placement, which is being held for those students graduating in 2019. The campus placement will go on till May next year, he said.

After ‘super dream’ (offering CTC of over ₹10 lakh) and ‘dream’ (offer of ₹5 to 10 lakh) companies, the mass recruiters — Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Infosys and Wipro — have started their campus recruitment.

“Sastra University drenched in job rain as 1,433 job offers rolled out by four IT majors during a 10-day recruitment mela,” S Vaidhyasubrama-niam, Dean — Planning and Development, Sastra University, Thanjavur, said in a tweet.

TCS tops with maximum offers, followed by Cognizant, Infosys and Wipro. About 400 job offers were made by niche product companies, he said.

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