2 months after session starts,51 pc PEC students placed

The maximum number of students placed so far belong to the Electronics branch.

Written by Srishti Choudhary | Chandigarh | Published: October 16, 2013 5:10:32 am

It has been two months since the start of the current academic session at PEC University of Technology in Sector 12. During this period,51 per cent of the total under-graduate students in the final year of Bachelor of Engineering (BE) have already received job offers from various national and international companies in the ongoing placement drive on the campus.

The placement drive,which began at the start of the academic session in August,has successfully placed 158 students of the total 308 BE students who participated in the drive.

The highest salary package received so far is Rs 15.77 lakh per annum offered by Yahoo.

A premier engineering institution,PEC showed a placement record of 83.99 per cent in the last academic session of 2012-13,where of the 306 under-graduate students who participated in the drive,257 were successfully placed.

The highest salary package offered last year was Rs 16.5 lakh per annum by Microsoft Corporation.

Last year,BE (Computer Science) students emerged at the top with a placement record of 94 per cent,while the Aeronautical branch lagged behind with only 66 per cent students receiving placement offers.

The trend seems similar this year as well with only two students of the 14 Aeronautical branch students getting placed till now.

The maximum number of students placed so far belong to the Electronics branch.

The total number of students placed as of now include 56 students from Electronics,52 from Civil Engineering,50 from Electrical,46 from Mechanical,25 from IT,23 each from Metallurgy and Computer Science,19 from Production and 14 from Aeronautical.

Highlighting that recession in the market had not considerably affected the ongoing placement drive,Training and Placement Officer (TPO) Dr Perminderjit Singh said,“The average salary package being offered to students has increased from the last year. 35 companies have visited the campus so far and many more will visit in the next few months till the end of the session in April,” added Singh.

Of the 35 companies that have visited the campus this session include Future First,Samsung,SanDisk Corporation,Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd,Cisco,Philips,American-based D E Shaw & Co,Arista Networks and Gwynnie Bee.

Talking about the placements,Singh added,“BE students mostly prefer to take up a well paying job rather than deciding to undertake research. However,some of them do go for specialisation by enrolling in the ME course,but the number is relatively less.”

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