Tech honchos war begins on campus hiring

By siliconindia  |   Thursday, 30 December 2010, 06:02 Hrs   |    20 Comments
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Tech honchos war begins on campus hiring
Bangalore: Last year, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the biggest Indian firms was listed in the Limca Book of Records for the largest number of students hired from a single campus by hiring 1,075 students from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT). But this year there is a great jump in the campus hiring. Cognizant hired 1,643 students from VIT which superseded the previous record of 1,075 in Limca Book of Records.

Prabhankar Narayan, a professor from one of the engineering colleges in India said that now companies fight for early placement slots to get access to more students and sometime even demand to prevent the entry of their competitors in campus.

TCS hired 1,091 students from SRM University in Chennai and 1,359 students from Shanmugha Arts, Science, and Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University in Thanjavur. Accenture hired 1,309 students at Amity University in Noida while Infosys hired 1,224 students at Amrita University in Coimbatore.

"So comparatively this year the firms offer a good pay. The number of companies coming to the campus has increased and the competitions among the companies are really helpful to us in getting good job," said Ashok Kumar an engineering student from Bangalore.

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