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Recruitment boom


After a week of breathless recruiting by IT majors such as Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS), Infosys, Wipro, IBM and TCS, 405 students at the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, found themselves primed for becoming software engineers when they graduate in 2006.

Chennai-based CTS that took in 123 students last year has given 197 students job offers this time.

This year too a good number of students in the mechanical and civil branches have reason to be on cloud nine. CTS alone had grabbed 32 civil engineers and 45 mechanical engineers (eight of whom have production engineering as their branch of study).

A couple of companies have taken in fewer number of students when compared to last year.

Infosys, for instance, has taken in only 84 students this year as opposed to 110 last year. Wipro's figures too have dipped from 68 last year to 36 now. IBM on the other hand has offered jobs to 48 candidates this year compared to 30 last year. TCS which took in only one candidate from the college last year has given the nod to 15 this time. Engineering giant L&T too has done its bit by collaring 15 students.

Of the 405 students, 358 have received one job offer while 47 have been given offers by more than one company.

This, at a time when nine more firms are in the queue waiting to have a go at the talent pool in the college.

"We may have to shut down phase one of the campus recruitment this year by July 31. We will then accept requests from companies only for the second phase in November," said Dr. A. Samson, coordinator of the Career Guidance and Placement Unit at the College.

It is party time at the Sri Chitra Thirunal Engineering College, Pappanamcode, too where students have been courted by various IT biggies.

Over the past two days, TCS has recruited 28 students, while Infosys has set its sights on 84 students.

Hyundai Motors and Eicher too dropped by last month with job offers.

So far, 121 students have received placement offers and more than a dozen companies are waiting to come to SCT. Last year 270 students of the college got placements through campus recruitment.

G. Mahadevan

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