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Oriental group trendsetter in placement : Thakral

THE ORIENTAL Group has been a trendsetter in bringing big corporate groups to Central India to provide better job opportunities to students of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh through a series of pool /off campus conducted in the Institute, said KL Thakral, Chairman of the Oriental Group today.

india Updated: Mar 10, 2006 16:40 IST

THE ORIENTAL Group has been a trendsetter in bringing big corporate groups to Central India to provide better job opportunities to students of Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh through a series of pool /off campus conducted in the Institute, said KL Thakral, Chairman of the Oriental Group today.

He told reporters that this group has emerged as a central hub for corporate headhunting by some of the world’s most reputed organisations like TCS, Satyam Computers , Infosys, Wipro Technologies, Wipro Infotech , L&T Infotech , KPIT Cummins, HCL Technologies, Zensar Technologies, Cognizant Technology, C-Sam, Mahindra & Mahindra, etc. These companies have visited the Oriental Group of Institute and selected a large number of students.

Anuj Garg, director (T&P) said that in the current sessions more than 10000 students from MP and Chattisgarh appeared in the off-campus selection process. Amongst them TCS selected more than 500 students, Infosys 70, Wipro 88, HCLT 32, Satyam 71, Zenser 28 and C-Sam 10.

The Oriental Group has started placement activities for third year students with TCS visiting Oriental on 3-5 March in which OIST, RGPV-UIT, BU-UIT and SATI participated.

In this, 41 students of OIST were finally selected at a package of 2.1 to 2.3 lakh pa. Subsequently Kanbay, one of the world top IT companies visited Oriental Group on March 5-6 and picked 28 students from OIST and Thakral College at a package of 2.9 lakh pa.

Continuing the trend Cognizant Technology (CTS) visited on March 7-8 and picked 93 students from OIST andThakral College at a package of 2.4 to 2.6 lakh pa.

With just three companies OGI has touched a figure of 162 students and a total annual compensatory package offered to students is 401.1 lakh per annum.

Praveen Thakral, Secretary of Oriental Group claimed that OIST is among the few Institutes of the country which has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with M/s Infosys Technologies under Campus Connect Programme which will help the students to get them trained in latest technologies and shall bridge the gap between the requirement of Industry and talent produced by Academia. Similarly it has also signed MOU with CTS and TCS.

First Published: Mar 10, 2006 16:40 IST