Stella-r Placements despite tough market situations
Vidhya R, III Year B. Comm.
Out of the 593 students who registered at the Career Guidance Cell (CGC) this year, 235* students have secured their placements successfully. The Commerce department, the biggest department in the college, had the highest recruits totalling 112 students. The Economics, Literature, Maths and Chemistry departments also fared well this year.
The Chemistry Department saw a new entrant this year in Sun Pharmaceuticals. Another new development seen this year is the entry of Mathematics students into the Business Analytics, Banking and Financial Services domains. Top Companies like Google, McKinsey and Ernst & Young have shown keen interest in the Department of Mathematics this year.
The Literature, Sociology and Fine Arts Departments predominantly took up Publishing and Teaching job profiles. Top recruiters in these departments include Velammal College, R R Donnelley and ZOHO.
Ms Sarala Vasu, Head of CGC feels that this year has not been the “representative year” for the placements in Stella. “This is mainly due to the global economic and market conditions. Due to Brexit and now Trump’s administrative rule, there has been a cap on IT export,” she says. The Computer Science Department was the worst hit, with several IT companies like Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, Polaris and Mahindra Tech not making it this year, resulting in lesser numbers.
The best package this year was Google – CTC Rs. 5.6 Lakhs. This figure is excluding Bonus and ESOP which by itself is valued at close to Rs. 6 Lakhs. Other top packages were offered by companies like McKinsey, Shell and Deloitte. Royal Bank of Scotland and Ernst & Young (GDS) recruited the maximum number of candidates. Other notable recruiters that are expected in the following month are DSP BlackRock, Accenture and I-Thought.
*As on February 1st 2017
Source: Career Guidance Cell