Central placements begin at PU, students unhappy with packages
The central placement drive being organised by the Central Placement Cell of the Panjab University (PU) left many of the students disappointed on Wednesday. This was because the majority of the companies that visited on the first day of the drive did not offer high packages.
On day one, placements were for the professional courses, including management, law and engineering.
The first day of the three days' long placement drive witnessed the participation of 17 companies, which included Stepup Placements, Xenon Law Officers, Shagun Hotel, Taleem Academy Pvt Ltd, Unit Nexus IT Pvt Ltd, Synergy Thrislington, Advance Tech, Infomaths Students Pvt Ltd, Triger Wealth Management Pvt Ltd, Bharat Petro Lubes Pvt Ltd, Jandec Corp Pvt Ltd, VE Chemicals and Volvo Eicher.
Out of these 17 companies, only one, Xenon Law Officers, offered a package of Rs 8.4 lakh per annum and Volvo Eicher has promised to offer a package between Rs 6 and 8.4 lakhs per annum. The rest of the companies have offered packages of up to 3.5 lakhs.
In all, 1,350 students across the departments registered themselves to participate in the placements. However, 804 students were found eligible for the process and the first day witnessed the participation of 550 students.
Students, while talking to Chandigarh Newsline, said that they are disappointed that no big company visited the campus on the first day. "The packages being offered are not good, but we feel that something is better than nothing," many of them said.
Placement in-charge, Amandeep, said that big companies like Volvo Eicher, Synergy and Xenon Law Officers had visited.
When asked about the number of students that got placed, he said, "This we cannot reveal until companies hand over offer letters to the students".
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