A Rs 3.5 lakh per annum package offered by Mumbai-based Voltas Ltd to six final-year BTech (mechanical engineering) students on Monday took the BIT-Sindri placement figure so far this season to 175. There are 650 students in all.
Providing details, assistant professor in-charge of training and the institute’s placement cell, S.C. Dutta said 50 mechanical engineering students appeared for the written test on February 18, out of which 23 were shortlisted for interview. At the interview, six made the cut and landed the jobs. The selected students would be based either in Mumbai or in Calcutta.
Dutta informed that Tata entity Tayo Rolls also conducted written tests on February 18. Forty-three final year students — 15 each from mechanical engineering and electrical engineering and 13 from metallurgical engineering — appeared for the test and 19 were selected for the interview.
“Though the interviews were conducted on February 18 itself, the final results of the placement would be declared on Tuesday. Tayo has promised a package of Rs 3.75 lakh per annum to the selected students,” said Dutta, adding that Adhunik Group of companies would also conduct placement for BTech (mining) students on February 20 and 21.
“We have half a dozen more companies lined up and despite the general recession, we are expecting a respectable placement for our students this year,” said Dutta.
Notably, a total of 462 out of 717 students of the institute secured jobs through campus selection last year. A record 526 out of 737 students were lapped up during the 2010-11 season through campus selection.
Dutta said out of the 175 selected students, a large group of 78 have been hired by TCS, which was provided the Day Zero slot of by the institute.