Young talents at the Department of Ship Technology at Cochin University of Science and Technology seem to have beaten the downturn blues.
Almost a month before completing their academic programme, nearly 50 per cent of the students have been absorbed by potential recruiters in the shipping industry in India and abroad. Others are expected to land in plum jobs by June when they will pass out of the campus.
As per the official campus placement records, 13 out of the total 30 students of the B. Tech Naval Architecture and Ship Building have already received offers from the leading names in the industry.
K. Sivaprasad, Head of the Department, said the biggest offer has come from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Japan, one of the leading ship building companies across the globe. “The annual pay package being offered is Rs. 28 lakh,” he said.