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Since 1st March, 1999
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This winter, its raining jobs at XISS
- Multinational companies lap up B-school students

Ranchi, Dec. 7: Its Christmas already at Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS).

Thirty-seven students of the personnel management course offered by the institution have been selected by leading multinational companies with pay packets ranging from Rs 3.25 lakh to Rs 5.8 lakh per annum. With many more companies to visit the campus this month, the campus recruitment figures are likely to soar further.

Till date, Tata Consultancy Services alone has recruited 14 students offering them a package of Rs 4.25 lakh each, which is significantly higher than that last year.

While Sunit Choudhary and Gaurav Prasad were recruited by Essar (Rs 4.5 lakh per annum each), Rima Roy and Divya Samuel walked away with plum jobs (Rs 5.8 lakh per annum each) in ICICI Prudential. Mansi Thareja and Anurag Sahay were placed in Mahindra & Mahindra (Rs 4 lakh per annum) while Tech Mahindra selected Maumita Guha and Upama Choudhary (Rs 3.25 lakh).

Hindalco recruited nine students offering a package of over Rs 3 lakh. Construction house GMR also recruited one student at Rs 4 lakh per annum. While two students got placed with Reliance Retail, three others made it to Raymond Apparel with an attractive package.

But this is just the beginning as many other big players are yet to visit the XISS campus. VSNL is scheduled to visit the campus on December 7 followed by RSB Transmission, Reliance Energy, TNT, Bajaj Allianz, Pantaloons, NTPC and Centurion Bank, among others.

Prof. S. Shaque of the personal department said they laid stress on the aptitude test. The students had to undergo rigorous technical and behavioural tests in the institute before facing the final selection. We have been also able to prepare our students according to the requirements of the industry, said the professor.

Visiting faculty members also briefed students on issues of importance such as emotional intelligence, added Shaque. Naresh Mehta, director, HR, Raymond Apparel Limited, visiting the XISS campus, said: We are looking for young managers willing to learn as well as unlearn.

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