A record total of 7947 job offers were rolled out by the top IT companies to VIT Students on 16th September. Speaking on the results declaration occasion,Dr. G.Viswanathan, Chancellor said that this is the 4th consecutive year VIT has shared the slot 1 of the IT services companies. For the first time, VIT shared the slot 1 with 5 companies – Accenture, Cognizant, Infosys, TCS and Wipro. The selection process for all the companies happened between 1st and 15th September 2015.
The following are the number of job offers made by each company.
Cognizant -1914; TCS -1864; Accenture -1472; Infosys -1456; and Wipro- 1241
This is the first time in India, 5 companies are hiring more than 1000 students each from a single institution. This is also the highest number of recruitments done by individual companies surpassing their own records, Cognizant- 1914 (previous highest: 1911 (VIT-2015 batch), TCS -1864 (previous highest: 1755 (elsewhere-2012 batch); Infosys - 1456 (previous highest -1452 (VIT-2015 batch).
Cognizant hired the highest numbers (1914), which is again a National record in slot 1 placements. VIT has entered the Limca book of records for highest number of placements four times so far. VIT will be again applying for Limca book of records for this year recruitment numbers (1914).
The placement season for the current year (2015-16) started in May, 2015 with M.Tech internship placements. More than 30 companies have recruited 302 M.Tech students as interns with a stipend ranging from Rs.10000 to Rs.35000 per month. Some of the prominent recruiters include Intel, VmWare, netapp, continental automotive, IFB, cadence, Cummins, ST Microelectronics, Renault- Nissan, Honeywell, NXP semi conductors etc.,
Super Dream companies (CTC more than Rs.10 lakhs per annum) recruitment started in July with Paypal recruiting 13 students with a pay package of Rs.20 lakhs per annum. Helpchat offered the highest package of Rs. 22 lakhs per annum and recruited 3 B.Tech.(CSE) students. Other super dream companies that visited VIT include Visa, Microsoft, Cisco, Mckinsey, Inmobi, flipkart, Deshaw, practo, Pay U etc. As on date, 91 students have taken super dream offers.
Many other dream companies(all core engineering companies and IT companies that offered more than Rs. 4.5 lakhs per annum) like Deloitte, Musigma, teradata, HP(R&D), Schneider Electric, Zs Associates, Grofers, Dell(R&D), clear trip etc., have recruited VIT students with a pay package ranging from Rs.5 to Rs.10 lakhs. Deloitte with 84 offers and Musigma with 63 job offers were the top recruiters in dream category. As on date, 100 dream companies have visited VIT and offered jobs to 372 students.
Core engineering companies like L&T constructions, Godrej properties, Johnson Controls, sundaram clayton, whirlpool, SKF have already visited VIT for placements. Automotive companies like Maruti, ford, Hyundai, caterpillar, general motors' will be visiting VIT this month for the placement drives.
Dr. G. Viswanathan thanked all the companies for reposing trust in VIT and recruiting in big numbers year after year.
Mr. Vipin from Accenture, Mr. Rajiv Menon from Cognizant, Mr. Vaijnath Balasubramanian from Infosys, Mr. Sudeep from TCS and Mr. Viswanathan from Wipro were present along with VIT Vice President Mr. Sekar Viswanthan, Assistant Vice President Ms. Kadhambari Viswanathan, Vice Chancellor Dr. V. Raju, Pro-Vice Chancellors Dr. Anand A Samuel, Dr. S. Narayanan, Director, Placement and Training Dr. Samuel Rajkumar.
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