23 students bag up to Rs 23 lakh packages: Thapar University

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23 students bag up to Rs 23 lakh packages

Chandigarh: As many as 23 students of a Patiala-based university have been offered annual salary packages of up to Rs 23 lakh by top global companies like Samsung, Microsoft in campus placements.

Twelve students have been hired as web designers by Japanese IT firm Hikari Tsushin for its Tokyo office with the highest package of Rs 23 lakh each, Thapar University said in a statement here.

Among other companies, DE Shaw India picked up two students with an annual package of Rs 18.4 lakh each while global IT giant Microsoft and Samsung Engineering took four and five students respectively, at a starting salary of Rs 16 lakh per annum, the varsity said.

A total of 687 students were offered jobs in 103 top global and Indian corporates during the recently held campus placement drive, the statement said.

Those who secured higher salary packages are students of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, School of Mathematics and Computer Applications, Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering Department.

"Students of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses have excelled in their respective disciplines, a fact which has been recognised by recruiters in the current placement season," Thapar University Director Prakash Gopalan said.

"Our job-oriented courses are tailored to meet the growing and ever-changing needs of the industry," he said.

IT giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) hired 103 students, followed by Infosys Technologies (61), IBM (44). Other recruiters included L&T Construction, Sandisk Corporation, Deloitte Consulting India, EXL Services, and Freescale Semi Conductors Ltd.

The 250-acre campus of Thapar University, founded in 1956, is situated at Patiala in Punjab. In 1985, it was accorded the status of a deemed university and it is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of the UGC and has received "A" grade among all Indian universities.

PTI

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