It's raining jobs in DU this time

Notwithstanding the economic slowdown, a good number of students have been recruited in the first of two placement drives by Central Placement Cell

The jobs season has begun in Delhi University and the economic slowdown does not seem to have affected the rate of companies coming down to throw offers at students graduating this year. While the north campus has already had two sessions of the placement drive conducted by the Central Placement Cell (CPC) of the university, individual colleges in south campus are through their first drive, bagging decent offers.

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Lady Sri Ram (LSR) College, in it first placement drive, has already placed 65 students. However, the highest package until now has been of Rs 12 lakh per annum, offered by Mckinsey India to a selected number of students.

The in-charge of the placement cell at LSR College, Prof Arvind Kumar, said, "A good number of companies have come down this year. 65 students have been placed in the first session. The recession has not affected us in any way as the beginning has been rather good compared to last year."

Most of the MNCs, including Google, KPMG, American express, Deloitte, ICRA, EFFEX and McKinsey, were present in the first session at LSR. Besides, unlike every year, a lot of reputed media houses have also come down to recruit a good number of students.

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"The next session will be held in February. A good number of companies are still in the pipeline for tie-ups. Last year we had placed around 40 per cent of the entire batch of final-year students," Kumar said. As for the CPC, the third drive will be held on November 29, when a Japanese company, Uniqlo, a leading chain of departmental stores, will be recruiting students.

Deputy Dean, Students' Welfare, Gulshan Sawhney, said, "The Japanese company will be recruiting about a 100 students. It will offer a package of Rs 1.3 lakh per month, with additional benefits and place the selected students internationally for three years. Our next job session will be held in January."

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