Staff Reporter

‘Anna University invites only core engineering companies'

DINDIGUL: Hard work, sincerity, honesty, integrity and total involvement are essential to perform well and go up the career ladder, said Mannar Jawahar, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University.

Giving away appoint orders to engineering graduates who got jobs in top software companies here on Tuesday, he said four year struggle will make you happy for next 40 years . The Anna University invited only core engineering companies and top software companies for campus recruitment.

Five years ago, campus recruitment was done only in 22 out of 222 colleges in the State.

The first State-level placement programme was conducted in Madurai and subsequently in Tirunelveli, Coimbatore, Virudhunagar, Dindigul and other districts.

In 2009, 82,000 students passed out of engineering colleges and in 2010, we expect that around one lakh students will pass the exams of which 82 per cent is from rural areas.

Students should choose the course calculating demand for it after a four-year period. Parents should give top priority to the desire and interests of students and give them lot of advice, he advised.

He also advised the students to support their families at least for next two years and help colleges by extending technical support, knowledge sharing and supporting juniors.

Skills like communication, team building, creativity and innovation were essential to get jobs, besides an excellent academic record, he added.

“We got feedback from industries that rural students were loyal to their companies.”

In his special address, Infosys Senior Manager Narendra Medappa said the companies have been recruiting around 20,000 students through campus interview only. Spirit of learning and thirst for knowledge were the basis for successful engineers. Education starts the day you join the company. Continuous learning is a must on a par with rapid development and technological advancement of the industry, he said.

P.S.N.A. College of Engineering and Technology Director R.S.K. Lakshmana Prabhu said campus interviews had given an opportunity for students belonging to economically weaker sections to work in big corporate companies.

Dr. Jawahar personally gave appoint orders to 459 engineering students of whom 259 got placement in Cognizant Technologies Solutions, 180 in Accenture and 20 in Infosys. Centre for University-Industry Collaboration Director S. Selvam and its Deputy Director Kalai Selvam spoke.