A student takes the campus interview at ISM-Dhanbad on Tuesday. (Gautam Dey)
The placement season at Indian School of Mines (ISM) got off to a great start with eleven students landing plum jobs on the first day itself.
Schlumberger Asia Service Limited visited the campus on Monday and after marathon rounds of group task, group discussion, personal and telephonic interviews, selected seven bright minds at annual pay packages of Rs 21 lakh (office postings) and Rs 32 lakh (fieldwork).
The lucky ones are Partha Joshi, Lovely Sharma, Devesh Kumar and Shailesh Prakash (petroleum engineering, BTech), Satyam Dutta (petroleum engineering dual degree), Harprit Kaur (geophysics, MTech) and Sachin Singh (applied geology, MTech).
However, the recruiter has not revealed the names for office and fieldwork.
A total of 400 students from various disciplines including BTech petroleum engineering, petroleum engineering dual degree and MSc-Tech applied geology had appeared for the tests and interview. Result was declared late on Monday.
On the same day, 200 students from courses like BTech computer science engineering (final year and pre-final year), integrated maths and computing, and MTech computer science engineering took the Amazon test.
The result was announced on Tuesday evening. Four BTech students (computer science engineering) have bagged jobs with a salary of Rs 15.5 lakh per annum.
Amazon also conducted interview for interns on Tuesday and gave pre-placement offer to 10 third-year BTech students (computer science). Schlumberger’s pre-placement offers went to six students.
Ecstatic with the response, training and placement officer of ISM A.R. Dixit, also associate professor of computer science engineering, said: “The pay packages have crossed our expectations. Two more recruiters — Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd and Avista Network — are lined up for tomorrow (Wednesday).”
BTech mechanical engineering and BTech mining machinery students will face Caterpillar interviewers, while those from BTech computer science engineering will take up the Avista challenge.
“Companies like Samsung India, Cairn Energy and Tata Hitachi will also arrive before September 30,” Dixit added.
Campus recruitment at ISM informally began on August 11 when software engine Google came to conduct written tests for the first time. A total of 129 students appeared for the exam. The final result is awaited.