The placement season began at Delhi University on Tuesday with a large student turn-out, though they were a trifle disappointed as only one recruiter out of the four that visited the university actually hired students. The remaining only collected resumes.

“One recruiter has hired about 22 students of which 18 are girls and the highest salary offered is about Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum,” said the DU placement cell officer Gulshan Sawhney who cautioned that this was just day one and that more placements were to follow on November 29.

“A Japanese company is looking to absorb a large number of students and talks with more companies are in the pipeline,” said Dr. Sawhney.

A big disappointment was that despite special arrangements being made to accommodate differently-abled students, most of them did not show up.

“We are now thinking that it is just better to conduct placements for them differently, as they are hesitant to show up here in this crowd with the other students,” said Deputy Dean of Students Welfare Vipin Tiwari, who is still trying to get more recruiters to consider the differently-abled.

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