The first round of placements of the Delhi University ‘s central placement cell saw the visit of four companies and 22 job offers. More than 800 students participated in the placement process that concluded with naukri.com offering jobs to 22 students for a package of Rs 2.5 lakh per annum.
Due to the large number of students, the other three companies chose to ask students to send their resumes to them directly, after looking at which the companies will contact students directly.
Close to 21,000 students have registered with the central placement cell this year. The number includes students from the School of Open Learning and Non Collegiate Board for Women’s Education.
Out of these, 18,000 students are from the regular colleges. The final number of students who are registered is not known currently as the university has still not received information about the number of students who have submitted the fee.
“Day one was a good experience, though some companies asked for resumes instead of recruiting students because of the heavy rush,” said Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, deputy dean, Students’ Welfare.
For the first time this year, an international firm has confirmed its presence at the university’s placement process.
A Japanese organisation called ‘Uniqlo’, will recruit students and send them for training after which they will be placed globally. The package they are offering is R1.25 lakh per month along with benefits. The company is looking for managers and supervisors and they will be looking out for the best in DU.
The placement season has also begun in individual colleges across DU. So far the highest package — R10 lakh per annum — has reportedly been bagged by a student at Shri Ram College for Commerce.
The packages are expected to rise steadily as the placement season progresses. Last year, the highest package was bagged by a student of economics (honours) from St Stephen’s College. He was offered R39 lakh per annum.