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DU students set to go places

For students who graduated from Delhi University this academic year, the transition from pursuing undergraduate studies to finding a job has been smooth.

delhi Updated: Jul 12, 2011 23:58 IST
Shaswati Das

For students who graduated from Delhi University this academic year, the transition from pursuing undergraduate studies to finding a job has been smooth.

Students who graduated in various streams from Delhi University (DU) — especially Humanities and Commerce streams — have been absorbed in various government and corporate organisations, with hefty packages.

DU’s campus placement season saw a mix of several companies, such as Wipro and the Indian Air Force, which recruited students as Ground Duty Officers. Individual colleges such as Hindu and St Stephen’s had companies like Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Facebook and Google, recruit from among the students.

Companies such as Jaypee Group and Maruti also recruited from these colleges and most students who had applied from courses such as B.Com, Economics (honours) and BA (programme) were placed.

“In DU, 30 companies were registered in the academic year 2010-11 and the average package offered was RS5.5 lakh per annum. We also registered about 12,000 students, who appeared for placements this year, out of which 1,000 students — primarily from the humanities streams — were absorbed by companies,” said Gulshan Sawhney, deputy dean of students’ welfare, DU.

Authorities believe that while the number of students who had been absorbed was fairly low compared to those who applied, it was indicative of what students were opting for after graduation. “Quite a few students opt for post-graduation after their course. So, the fact that 10% of those who had applied have been recruited, is a sign that these students may opt for an MBA in the future,” added Sawhney.

However, students who are still waiting to get placed will get their final chance on Wednesday, through the centralised placement procedure at North Campus.