RVS College of Engineering and Technology
The annual placement drive of the RVS College of Engineering, Mukhiadanga, 10km from Jamshedpur, has kicked off on an optimistic note with as many as 10 students bagging jobs during the first lot of campus interviews on Friday.
The placement season, which formally started on campus a couple of days ago, on Friday morning saw 203 students of the 2008-2012 batch sitting for the written round of the Indore-based Youth Infotech Private Limited .
But subsequently, only 27 could make the cut. They were called for interviews out of which 10 students managed to impress recruiters and were handed offer letters.
Still, authorities are a satisfied lot.
Speaking to The Telegraph on Friday, institute director, M.P. Singh, said all the selected candidates would first undergo a three-month training session in Indore.
“The students will be paid Rs 12,000 per month as a stipend during their training, on completion of which they will be absorbed by the company as permanent employees,” Singh said. The director, however, refused to divulge the pay package offered to the 10 students.
The institute had notched a 70 per cent placement last year. It also hopes to better its record this year and get jobs for majority of its students.
“This is just the start. There are several more companies with whom we are in talks with. We hope they make time to come to our campus. The recruitment drive will continue till the end of October,” the director said.
He added that students from the computer science, electronics and telecommunication and electrical engineering branches, who had not made the cut at first go, need not be disappointed. Many software firms had shown interest in visiting the campus.
College officials said 23 students from the 2008-2012 batch had qualified for this year’s Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).