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One of the top reasons for students, as well as parents, in selecting and preferring Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham as the study destination over other top-rung universities and colleges, is the guaranteed peace-of-mind factor that it provides: placements! Of course, there may be other important aspects like a lush-green, serene, sprawling campus at the foot of the hills, which renders it an ideal ambience for the pursuit of knowledge; or the scores of qualified faculty experts from the best institutions of the world. The infrastructure is great too, and includes the institution’s wi-fi campus, libraries, laboratories and workshops. The institution’s Chancellor and Pro Chancellor would emphasise that the key differentiator at Amrita is the value system that is imparted in today’s fast-paced world, to help students with not just an education for a living, but also an education for life.
The 45 companies which have visited the campus so far since the start of the engineering placement season in July 2014, have already rolled out 1,467 offers to the 1,629 eligible students. These include major recruiters like Amazon, Alcatel Lucent, CISCO, Ericsson, Honeywell, Indix, KLA Tencor, Larsen & Toubro, Microsoft, Mahindra & Mahindra, Mu Sigma, Robert Bosch, SAP Labs India, Oracle, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Technologies, Thermo Fisher, UTC Aerospace, Wipro, Zscaler and Zoho. The average pay package stands presently at Rs. 3.66 lakhs with the highest offer at Rs. 13.84 lakhs per annum.
Similarly, for the MBA placement season that began in October 2014, major corporates like TCS, ING Vysya Bank, Idea Cellular, Beroe, Citibank, Crisil, Deloitte, Wrigley, TCS BPS, Khimji Ramdas, Philips, CMA CGM Shared Services, HDB Financial Services, Madura Fashion & Lifestyle, Zoho Corporation, Shoppers Stop, HCL Infosystems, L & T Financial Services, Coffee Day, Bosch and Copal Amba have already visited Amrita campus. 138 offers have been made so far at an average package of Rs. 5.12 lakhs and a highest package of Rs.13.5 lakhs per annum.
Prof. C. Parameswaran, Director, Corporate and Industry Relations (CIR), says, “Our students are more employable as can be gauged from the National Employability Award based on the AMCAT scores conducted by Aspiring Minds.” He pointed out that the award reflected the industry-readiness of the final year students to take up and succeed in various roles in the corporate world. This is definitely one reason, why satisfied companies who had hired Amrita alumni from previous batches continue to re-visit the institution year after year, to meet their talent requirements. “There is a significant contribution from our side, towards driving this”, says Prof. Parameswaran. “Beyond the core subjects taught at Amrita as part of the course, we impart Life Skills- a credit-based programme comprising aptitude, verbal, soft skills and core technical skills. To interested students, we also provide specialised training for appearing in entrance examinations for pursuing higher education, foreign languages courses, and even an eco-system to help start one’s own entrepreneurial ventures.” No wonder the placed students and parents delightfully vouch for all this.