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Three IT majors hire over 3,900 students

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Accenture offers jobs to 1688 students, Wipro 1,162,and Cognizant 1,084

VIT Chancellor G. Viswanathan announcing the results of the campus recruitment at a function on the VIT campus in Vellore on Thursday.Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy
VIT Chancellor G. Viswanathan announcing the results of the campus recruitment at a function on the VIT campus in Vellore on Thursday.Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy

A total of 3,934 students studying final year B. Tech programmes in VIT University were given job offers by three leading IT companies - Accenture, Wipro and Cognizant at the end of a campus recruitment drive.

G. Viswanathan, VIT Chancellor, announced the results to a jubilant standing ovation by students at a function held on the VIT campus here on Thursday.

Accenture offered jobs to 1,688 students, followed by Wipro 1,162 and Cognizant 1,084.

Prasanna Arunachalam, head, campus recruitment, Accenture; Vishwanathan Venkat, head, engineering placement, Wipro; and Sriram V. Rajagopal, vice-president, Cognizant, handed over the results of their campus recruitment to the Chancellor. Mr. Viswanathan thanked the companies for having recruited such a large number of students despite problems faced by them. Samuel Rajkumar, placement officer, VIT, welcomed the gathering.

According to a VIT release, three dream companies - Deshaw, Flipkart and eBay - offered jobs with a CTC (cost to cost salary) of more than Rs.11 lakh per annum. Deshaw offered jobs to two students, eBay to 15 and Flipkart to four.

Major recruiters among dream companies, Deloitte, Musigma and Schneider Electric, recruited 60, 57 and 31 students respectively with a CTC of more than Rs.4.75 lakh per annum. Other major recruiters include Microsoft, Zoho, Intel, VmWare, Alcatel, Lucent, Mahindra ComViva, Broadcom, Netapp, Cisco, Capital IQ, Texas Instruments, Trimble, Google and Honeywell.

ITC divisions from Kolkata and Hyderabad, TVS Motors, Caterpillar, IFB Automotive, Cadence, KPIT Cummins and Ericsson R & D are some of the core engineering companies that have recruited final year students in VIT.

Before the Slot 1 software services companies visited VIT, as many as 43 companies visited the campus and gave 463 internships and placement offers.

Last year, a total of 227 companies offered internship and placement offers to 3,323 persons, the release said.


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