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Posted on: December 25, 2006

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-- Dr.P.R.Prasad, retired Prof & Head, Dept of Met Engg, BIT Sindri (Presently settled in Patna)

Record Placement at BIT Sindri

# Hindustan Times, 25 December 2006

HT Correspondent
Sindri, December 24

When Raniganj (West Bengal) based mining company Maheshwari Mining and software firm Jessof short-listed eight and two students respectively for their various operations, little did they now they are helping BIT Sindri create a landmark.

With 250 placements in 2006 alone, the engineering institute achieved its highest placement figures ever since it was established over 50 years ago. However, it is not the large placements that are turning competitors green with envy. The attractive salary packages that BIT Sindri graduates have been able to attract is also making quite a few of the institute's competitors envious.

Drawing attention to the salary component that the institute's students have been offered by the companies that selected them, Prof-in-Charge, Training and Placement, at BIT Sindri, Dr.G.Kumar, affirmed that salary packages of over Rs.2 lakh per annum had been offered by quite a few companies that came headhunting here. "Several of the core sector companies that had come in early had offered salary packages of over Rs.4 lakh a year. This was in addition to the other perks such as free lodging and transportation", he said. The most attractive package of the year however, was of the Jamshedpur based utility services company JUSCO. The company had offered a yearly salary of Rs.5.5 lakh. Automobile giants Tata Motors came in the next with its offer of Rs.4.8 lakh a year, while Vedanta and Hindalco had a going offer of Rs.3.5 and Rs.3.8 lakh per annum.

Software major Infosys that was allotted the first slot by the institute also offered those it had selected a salary package of Rs.2.7 lakh a year. Meanwhile divulging details of the recent placements, Kumar said that the Maheshwari Mining had picked up six mining students and two civil engineering students. And Jessof offered a salary package of Rs.2.5 lakh a year to two mechanical students.