BITS Pilani University has concluded its final placements for the 2017 batch, securing an average salary of Rs 11.07 lakh against Rs 10.33 lakh last year.
The highest on-campus international package of Rs 60 lakh was offered by Tokyo-based Works Application, one of Japan’s largest enterprise software companies. It was followed by another Japanese company, Daikin, which offered a package of Rs 59.5 lakh.
The university, which started its placement season in August, completed the placements for the graduating class of 2017 recently.
“Daikin made an offer of over Rs60 lakh for a manufacturing position in Belgium. Works Application made offers for software developer positions based in Tokyo,” said G. Balasubramanian, chief placement officer, India and Dubai, BITS Pilani. More than one student including a Master’s student has been offered jobs by the Tokyo-headquartered software enterprise.
NEXT BIG OFFERS
The next biggest offer, of about Rs57 lakh, came from Flow Traders which is an Amsterdam-based fintech company.
Students from the computer sciences and software departments plus those in core engineering disciplines received offers from 646 recruiters across the four campuses of BITS. These include the ones in Goa, Dubai and Hyderabad. Offers for core engineering positions rose to 349 compared to last year’s 286.
“Despite more enrolees in IT related disciplines, there was a dip in IT-related recruitments,” informed Balasubramanian. While nearly 38.83% graduates were placed in IT-related positions, 20.3% opted for analytics and computing while 13.37% preferred job profiles related to electronics.
OTHER MAJOR RECRUITERS
-Nutanix (Rs35 lakh)
–Schlumberger (Rs32 lakh)
–Arsecium (Rs29.5 lakh)
–Oracle (Rs22 lakh)
–Microsoft (Rs21 lakh)
–Samsung (Rs20 lakh).
In a year when most companies are cutting back on hiring and placements have been hit even across premier institutes, BITS managed to better the number of students placed across all three campuses.