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Pune: Training and placement officers say this year’s mid-season placement season has been the best they’ve seen in the recent past.
Mudit Sachdeva, head of training and placement at the Indian Institute of Information Technology in Pune, said that within two months 100% of eligible students had found employment.
Internships in the main branches of mechanical and civil engineering have not yet resumed, but placement officers hope the new semester will bring job opportunities. Anand Bhalerao, principal and dean of the Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, said the institute would likely register 100% placements. “This year, 92 companies visited in the first three months when placements amount to 82%, which is close to final placements from last year. Out of 650 students, 533 were placed. Last year, the final placement was 86%; we could reach 100% this year, ”said Bhalerao.
Most of the demand comes from the IT industry, Bhalerao said, adding that many students have also turned their internships into job placements. Manoj Khaladkar, training and placement officer at the Army Institute of Technology, said last year’s final placements were 91%, but have already exceeded 93% this year, with more than time.
“Not only IT products, but FinTech, banking, consulting, healthcare, etc. also offer good packages. Lateral attrition in IT fields may be another reason for more hiring of new students, ”Khaladkar said.
Karthick Subramanian, head of the central training and placement office of the Vishwakarma institutes, said the highest amount so far has been Rs 33 lakh. “IT companies are hiring en masse. We have trained students in mechanical and other branches in Java and other computer related courses through which they were able to find jobs in the IT service industry, ”said Subramanian.
“We expected there would be more demand for mechanical students familiar with programming languages,” Subramaniam said.
Shitalkumar Rawandale, head of training and placement at Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, said 1,450 of 1,580 final year students have received offers so far.
“There has been a 20% increase in the number of students placed over last year,” said Rawandale. Satish Narkhede, head of training and placement at the Institute of Computer Technology in Pune (PICT), said that 85% of students were placed in the first semester, which is almost equivalent to the entire internship season l ‘last year. “Previously, IT and IT branches were given priority, but this time electronics and telecommunications students got jobs alongside,” Narkhede said. Sanjay Dhaygude, a training placement officer at Walchand College of Engineering, said mechanical engineering students have gotten good jobs in grassroots companies.
“Even the number of students who received salary offers above Rs10-15 lakh has increased,” Dhaygude said.