In the last 2 years of time, many engineering students could not get placed through campus recruitment. It is now revealed that campus placements in tier-1 and tier-2 engineering colleges in the state of Tamil Nadu have gone up from 10 percent to 30 percent now. When compared to the last 2 years, placement drives in many engineering colleges have been more productive now. It is well known that many IT companies are looking to scale up their workforce. It is now said that students belonging to the computer science engineering and those belonging to information technology and electronics engineering are in greater demand.
In the year 2017, large scale IT employers delayed their placement drives by weeks together and hired low key numbers and it was a tough year for the engineers. Then in the year 2018, the momentum picked up and more engineers were hired. The important information is in the year 2018 only 70 percent of the students got placed and the lull in the recruitment in the last 2 years had affected even the top engineering colleges.
The amazing piece of news is in 2019 even tier-2 engineering colleges have seen more than 85 percent of eligible students getting placed. Now, not only IT service companies are making their presence felt in the campus placements but there are also other IT product companies and core companies recruiting successful engineering students.
It was pointed out by Mr. T. Thyagarajan, director, Centre for University-Industry Collaboration or CUIC, Anna University, that the scenario has improved over the last year and the salary packages are better. He was happy regarding 5 students of his campus getting annual packages of Rs 39 lakhs. The important point is till now as many as 215 companies including Microsoft, Samsung R & D, Uber, Adobe and Wipro have made their presence felt in the Anna University for campus recruitments.
It is important to note that TNSLLP or Tamil Nadu State Level Placement Programme that is a state wide recruitment drive conducted for affiliated colleges has seen 100 percent rise in the offers in 2019. Professor Thyagarajan spoke about how IT giants such as Infosys, CTS and HCL have offered as many as 1576 jobs against last year’s 766 jobs.
According to vice-chairman of RMK engineering college, Mr. R.M. Kishore, in the last year 2019 most engineering colleges witnessed a dip in the campus placements. He expressed his delight regarding his college getting more than 30 percent offers in 2019.