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Headhunters queue up at BIT-Sindri

- Tech cradle hopes to place 500 students, Tata Wire & GMR Group among recruiters

Jobs are continuing to pour in on BIT-Sindri, with two more companies slated to pick up students towards the end of the month.

According to the authorities, 451 of 650 students of the 2008-2012 batch have been placed till now. While Nagarjuna Construction recruited 20 on May 16, Tata Wire and GMR Group, which have already conducted written exams to shortlist candidates, will conduct interviews on May 28 and May 29, respectively.

Tata Wire will interview the students at Jamshedpur where as GMR will come calling to BIT-Sindri.

“We are expecting to place at least 500 students through campus interview this year. The record placement figure of 535 was achieved last year (2010-11). Till now, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has been the highest recruiter,” said professor in charge of training and placement, BIT-Sindri, Girijesh Kumar.

TCS, which came headhunting on December 16-18 last year, has recruited 201 students, including 33 from electronics and communication engineering, 32 from IT, 27 from computer science engineering, 30 from chemical engineering, 23 from electrical engineering, 19 (production engineering), 16 (metallurgical engineering), 14 (civil engineering) and seven (mechanical engineering). Jindal Steel Works picked up 34 students while the Usha Martin group selected 27.

The highest package of Rs 8 lakh per annum, however, was offered by Tata Steel to a mining engineering student.

“We accorded dream status to some recruiters like Tata Steel and Damodar Valley Corporation so that students who have already landed jobs could appear for interview conducted by these companies. Similarly, we allowed the students of core streams like mining, production, metallurgy, civil, chemical and mechanical, who were selected by software giants like TCS, to be interviewed by companies from their sectors,” said Kumar.

BIT-Sindri also organised placement drives for polytechnics like Government Polytechnic Institute, Bokaro; Women Polytechnic Institute, Bokaro; Government Polytechnic Institute, Dhanbad; Government Polytechnic Institute, Nirsa; KK Polytechnic Institute, Govindpur; and Government Mining Institute, Koderma on May 19 and 20. “Tata Steel shortlisted 60 out of 280 students after the written exam,” Kumar said.