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Placements take off at DU

delhi Updated: Nov 04, 2011 00:58 IST
Shaswati Das Shaswati Das
Shaswati Das Shaswati Das
Hindustan Times
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The race to grab the most coveted job has begun at Delhi University (DU). While companies have already started making an appearance in some of DU’s colleges, the university’s Central Placement Cell (CPC) is also leaving no stone unturned in seeking lucrative opportunities for students.

“The CPC will begin the first round of placements on November 8, the second round on November 29 and it will go on throughout the year,” said Gulshan Sawhney, deputy dean of students’ welfare.

“The companies are looking at recruiting from across all the streams and profiles, including all post-graduate and undergraduate courses. Some companies are giving strong preference to the physically challenged, OBC and SC/ST candidates,” Sawhney added.

However, despite an impending recession in the global market, a foreign organisation is coming to campus to recruit, raising the competition bar much higher among students.

“This year, the main attraction has come from a Japanese organisation called ‘Uniqlo’, which will recruit students and send them for training in after which they will be placed globally. The package that they are offering is R1.25 lakh per month along with benefits. This company wants managers and supervisors and they will be looking out for the best in DU,” added Sawhney.

Colleges too, have much to be proud of with some popular organisations recruiting from within these campuses.

“This year, the placements have begun even before the B-Schools. So far about 100 students have been placed, with the highest package so far touching R10 lakh. American Express has come to campus for the first time this year and other regular recruiters like Ernst & Young, KPMG and Deloitte have already recruited quite a few students,” said PC Jain, principal, Shri Ram College of Commerce.