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Posted on: May  17, 2007

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

More companies to visit BIT sindri campus
# Telegraph, Thursday May 17, 2007

Dhanbad, May 16: Majority of the students of coal belt is having whale of time. Months before completion of course they are getting job offers.

Yesterday, it was the turn of the students of Birsa Institute of Technology (BIT), Sindri, to celebrate. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) roped in 56 students from the institute during a campus selection held on Tuesday. 

It was the first campus selection for the 2008 batch of B.Tech students (presently in the third year) of the institute. 

Total 318 students of the institute appeared in the day and night rigorous selection schedule. After the first round of written test, 121 were shortlisted. Of them, 56 students got job confirmation after the interview. 

Among the selected students, seven are from the mechanical engineering department, 15 from electrical engineering, two each from production engineering and chemical engineering departments, 11 from electronics, 11 from computer science and eight from information technology. 

Boys clearly performed better in the campus selection held yesterday. Forty of them, compared to only 16 girls, got job offers.

The placement officer of the institute, G. Kumar, said a 16-member team from TCS conducted the tests and the selected students have been offered a package of Rs 3.16 lakh per annum. IBM, Infosys, Patni Computers, Syntel and Vedanta would also visit the campus to recruit students

Kumar expressed satisfaction over the steady growth in the number of placements from the institute. In 2006, only 155 students got placed in different companies. In 2007, 405 students out of 490 got job offers surpassing all placement records of the institute, he added.