New Delhi: It's boom
time at Delhi's newest technological university, with placements
crossing last year's mark of 683 with 800 job offers received this
year, the institution said Monday. The highest pay package offered
so far for this year is Rs.11.8 lakh per annum.
For the 2010-11 session, 144 companies have already visited the
Delhi Technological University (DTU) campus and made 800 job offers
to about 500 eligible students, a university statement said, adding
that placements are likely to go on for two more months.
"This further implies that about 115 students have got multiple job
offers this year," the statement added. DTU was previously known as
the Delhi College of Engineering.
In the 2009-10 academic session, 138 companies had visited the DTU
campus and made 683 job offers to approximately 460 eligible
candidates in the placement season which went on till June 2010. In
2008-09, 620 job offers were received by DTU students.
The prominent companies which have visited DTU this year include
Microsoft, Maruti, IOCL, GAIL, Sony, Yahoo, C-Dot, Nestle, JP
Morgan, L&T, Tata Motors, Google, TCS and NTPC, among others.
The largest number of recruiters in the last few years are from the
IT and software sector, followed by automobile and allied
engineering, civil and construction, and polymers and chemicals, the
"The emerging sectors where hirings are taking place are knowledge
process outsourcing and business analysis, with companies like
Deloitte, Goldman Sachs and Mckinsey & Co. hiring students.
"There is also an increase in demand in the construction industry
with companies like Bector, Punj & Lloyd, Larsen & Turbo, Ansal
Construction (this year), GS Construction, among others, recruiting
DTU students in good numbers," the statement.
State-owned transmission major Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL),
which made the Rs.11.4 lakh offer, has made four job offers.
The average pay package so far is also slightly better than last
year at over Rs.6 lakh per annum.
"With recession blues getting over, it is expected that the overall
pay package will increase by 10 percent from last year," the
"It has also been observed that companies are now hiring people in
larger numbers than previous years. For example, Deloitte has made
33 job offers, Evalueserve has made 27 job offers and BHEL has made
25 offers, among others, this year," the statement added.
The placements for the first graduating batch of MBA students at DTU
have also started from this year. Twenty-two MBA students have been
made job offers so far by seven companies, with the highest salary
offered at Rs.9 lakh per annum plus allowances.
Speaking about the placement boom at the university, its vice
chancellor, P.B. Sharma, said: "DTU prepares students beyond
structured curriculum by encouraging industry interface at various
levels through guest lectures, industrial visits and project work,
which bridges the gap between graduating engineers and professional
engineers and makes our students job-ready."