316 offers at IGDTUW; Rs 59.45 lakh was highest package

96 companies made offers in the placement drive for the graduating students of Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women

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The ongoing pandemic has not impacted the placements at the Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women (IGDTUW). About 96 organisations offered about 316 full-time jobs to the more than 450 students who graduated this year. Students have also received about 189 internship offers.

Interestingly, about 200 girl students are pursuing a PhD at the University presently. The highest salary package offered this year was of Rs 59.45 lakh.

Meanwhile, in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur, the studetns of Vignan University has also bagged prized offers. About 400 students received placement offers from big names, including TCS and Cognizant Technologies.

Tata Consultancy Services has selected about 267 students while Cognizant has offered jobs to about 121 final – year students of the BTech course. The annual packages range from Rs 3.5 lakh to 7 lakh.

About 60 information technology firms have shown interest in visiting the campus again in the near future to pick talent. The University hopes that all its final year students will be placed by the end of this academic year.

This is positive news at a time when reports reveal that the country’s job scenario is far from bright. While 50,000 jobs were lost in October, November saw even more jobs being lost — about 35 lakh jobs— as per CMIE’s Consumer Pyramids Household Survey. Apparently, employment is about one crore less than what it was in the March 2020 quarter.