Dec 28, 2009
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
Over 1000 final-year engineering and MCA students from three Amrita campuses came together this month at the Coimbatore Campus for placement. Two eventful weeks saw a total number of 874 students secure placement with top companies.
“CTS, Infosys, HP, L&T and IBM have recruited in large numbers,” shared Prof. Parameshwaran, Dean of Corporate and International Relations. “Other companies are also expected to visit our campuses in the coming months.”
“The world-wide economic slowdown that has affected the Indian economy also, does not seem to have caused a dent in Amrita’s placement record,” Prof. Parameshwaran added proudly. “Given market conditions, this achievement is certainly laudable.”
As in the past, this year too, recruiters cited excellent communication skills, strong grasp of fundamentals and the right attitude displayed by the Amrita students as the primary reason for recruitment in such large numbers.
“Our students receive extensive training in soft skills and cultural education, in addition to their regular classroom instruction,” Prof. Parameshwaran stated. “The academic ambience prevailing in the campuses is most conducive to their learning and growth.”
This year, over 20% students from the Amritapuri campus, did not participate in this placement drive. Many of these students are interested in pursuing research careers in engineering and plan to register for graduate studies.
Shibesh Dutta is a final-year student of ECE at Amritapuri. Part of the prestigious Indian Nanoelectronics Users Program (IUNP), he will spend his final semester at IIT Bombay conducting research in nano device fabrication.
“I plan to continue with research even after I graduate,” he shared. “Our teachers have encouraged us to write papers and submit them to international conferences; this has helped kindle an interest for research in us.”
“We are fortunate to have been in a college where even undergraduate students such as myself, have had this opportunity to participate in original research,” added classmate Shyeras Narsipur, who plans to enroll for an MS and PhD.
The growth of the IT industry in the past years had given rise to the trend wherein engineering graduates of all branches opted for careers in the IT industry. Now however, these youngsters are bucking the trend, opting instead for challenging research careers.
We wish them and their classmates all the best!