UVCE turns a haunt for corporate headhunt

90 per cent students in many depts have already been placed

UVCE turns a haunt for corporate headhunt

If everything goes well, final year BE students at University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) who will pass out in 2015 will see one of the highest salary packages to be offered in the institution’s 98-year-old history.

The placement process began in August and will go on till June next year. The highest package of Rs 18 lakh per annum that was offered last year has already been surpassed.

H Shashank Koppar, a final-year student of the information science department, has received an offer to join the Japanese electronic commerce and internet company Rakutan at their head office in Tokyo. As a quality assurance engineer, Shashank will earn a cool Rs 19 lakh per annum.

“I am very excited and happy that I have made the college proud. I am now looking forward to my life in a new country. My brother had told me about this company and that they regularly came to UVCE. I had already made up my mind that this is where I want to work,” said Koppar who hails from Raichur. While Koppar’s father is a clerk in Karnataka Bank, his mother is a homemaker.

After Rakutan, it is SAP Labs that has made the highest offer of Rs 8.25 lakh, followed by Oracle with Rs 7.05 lakh and Avaya with Rs 7.85 lakh.  

So far, over 50 companies have visited the college and 40 more are expected, said Prof K B Raja, placement officer, UVCE. They are expected to make higher offers, he said.

“Two companies from the banking sector are set to visit the college very soon. They will, in all likelihood, make offers of nearly Rs 22 lakh per annum. Amazon that recruited four students last year at Rs 11 lakh per annum is likely to increase their package to Rs 14 lakh this year. Many other prestigious companies are expected to visit the college with even bigger offers,” claimed Prof Raja.

The offers are being made at a baffling speed with nearly 90 per cent of the students in many departments already being placed, said Raja. Out of the around 550 final-year BE students, 470 are eligible for placements.

Placement percentage

“Nearly 90 per cent of the students in electronics and communication, information science and computer science departments have already been placed. In mechanical engineering, the percentage of placements is 70 and in electronics and electrical engineering and civil engineering, 60 per cent and 50 per cent of the students have been placed, respectively,” said Raja.

Among the mass recruiters are Accenture (201 students), Cognizant (142 students), Wipro (128 students) and Infosys (127 students).  

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