Job offers rise as Central universities increase placement drives

Several Indian companies, startups and MNCs are hiring students here at handsome salary packages.
The campus placements for the graduating students at several central universities have started picking pace. For the past two years, due to the Covid restrictions, the placement drive was slow, however, post the pandemic, the hiring is back on a positive note. Several corporates and startups with handsome salary packages are clocked at these varsities.
“Domestically, the placement trend at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has doubled since the pandemic. From the average placement rate of about 50% in the last 10 years, it has recorded a boom of 93% last year and progressing on similar lines this year,” says, Mohammad Farhan Saeed, Training and Placement Officer (TPO), AMU.
Sharing details for the current year, Saeed says, “For now, as many as 11 BTech students from Civil/Mechanical/Electrical disciplines are recruited by a Dubai-based Oil company. Negotiations are advancing with many international companies to recruit from the campus in the next 4-5 months. Jacobs (Internationally known Consultants), Ramboll India, Forbes Marshall, Yokohama Tyres, Matlab, Publicis Sapient, Fincart Finvest will soon conduct placement sessions.”
In 2022, a Kuwait-based oil company recruited a BTech (Mechanical) student on a package of Rs 21LPA +incentives, to work as NDT Inspector. The trend is upwards and looking quite positive from an international perspective, he said.
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) commenced its second phase of the placement drive in the first week of January 2023. The highlight of the first phase was the international job offers made to students. “More than 350 students have already been given offer letters. We hope to have several drives to invite more employers. Five international companies visited the JMI campus and offered packages ranging from Rs20 to Rs25 lakh to BTech and MBA students. Out of these, JIT from Japan gave a package of 20 lakh to BTech and MTech students. Besides this, two MBA students were placed with Home Centre (Dubai) for Rs 25 lakh salary package per annum,” says Rahela, director, University Placements Cell, JMI.
Highlighting the domestic job placement trend, Farooqi further adds that close to 45 companies have recruited the bulk of students. Statistics for the same are KPMG (1 MBA and 7 BTech students), Accenture (23 BTech and 2 MBA students), ICICI (31 MBA students), CDOT (13 BTech at 19 lakhs per annum), EXL (27 BTech students), DLF (17 BTech & and BArch students), Vedanta (5 MBA students), and ABP News has hired 11 students from Hindi department.
“This year, students of new courses like MBA in healthcare, PG in Design and Innovation, and PG in Environmental science will also be available for placements,” adds Farooqi.
The 2022 graduating batch enrolled in UG, PG programmes at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) too witnessed a healthy placement record. “International job offer has not shown any significant jump compared to national jobs which indicated an appreciable jump in placement. Student placement which was low during the pandemic has improved significantly this year. Compared to the previous year’s placement there is a 35% rise in placement for the current year. Overall, 150 + recruiters including Zee Media, ONGC, Amazon, Care India, Yara, Pradan gave job offers to more than 1129 students. The maximum salary offered was Rs 23 LPA, while the average has been Rs 7 LPA with Rs 5 LPA minimum salary package,” says, V K Chandola, coordinator, Career Guidance Training and Placement Cell (CGTPC), BHU.
As many as 169 out of 174 MBA students from the 2022 batch, got job offers as management trainees, business development managers and assistant managers. The recorded maximum salary of the placed students stood at Rs 18 LPA and Rs 9.3 LPA on average.
The positive hiring trend prevails at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU), a central university, located in Lucknow, UP. “Indian companies such as Accolite Digital and Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited hired MCA, B/MTech students for the profile of Software engineer at Rs 6-8 annual salary. MBA students got placed at an average salary of Rs 6 LPA. More than 30 students of BSc in Information Technology (IT) batch of BBAU satellite centre, located in Amethi got selected for K12 stem trainer profile with 3-5 LPA salary package,” says, Lata Bajpai Singh, assistant coordinator.