As many as 890 students were shortlisted for campus placements at the Joint Job Fest organised at Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, here on Saturday.
An initiative of Director, Higher Education, Chandigarh Administration, the job fest drew participation from over 1,800 candidates from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and several city colleges. At least 890 candidates were shortlisted by different companies.
Aviators Hub provided the highest pckage of Rs 6.5 lakhsper annum to the candidates. Maximum job openings were provided by NIIT, Eureka Forbes, Aviators Hub, Global BPO.
A total of 38 companies from various sectors like IT, bank, insurance companies, retail, telecom, education, web designing and financial services participated in the Joint Job Fest. Some of these included TATA Business Support, Veritas InfoSolutions, TATA Strive, YES Bank, Vision Unlimited, Tech Cube, Indusind Bank, Expobig IT Solutions, IDS Infotech, Aviators Hub, Indicore, IFBI (ICICI, Delta InfoTech,),NIIT, Diala Bank, Bulls Eye, E-Clerx, Genpact, HDB Financial, Career Launcher, Eureka Forbes, Megrisoft and Softster.
There were also counseling camps by army recruitment officers.
Candidates were shortlisted on the basis of direct interviews, written tests, technical tests aptitude tests and group discussions.
Most students preferred to enroll in banking, insurance, accounting, finance, sales and marketing, aviation, software and web designing.