Of those who received job offers, 1,950 are engineering students and the remaining 3,554 are from various government polytechnic colleges. They include those who passed out this year or are in their senior year. A total of 1,240 students from engineering schools and polytechnics were placed through campus selection last year, including 419 from engineering schools and 821 from polytechnics.
In 2018-2019, 149 engineering students and 308 polytechnic students obtained employment through on-campus selection, while in 2019-2020, 428 engineering school students and 513 polytechnic students obtained employment. Minister of Science and Technology Department Sumit Kumar Singh commended all students and instructed placement cells in colleges as well as departments to provide all possible assistance to students in finding employment.
Department Secretary Lokesh Kumar Singh said the maximum package of Rs30 lakh is offered to an engineering graduate. A total of 96 students purchased an annual Rs10 lakh package from BYJU’S. However, the average annual fee for engineering graduates was Rs 3.5 lakh per year.
The highest flat rate for a polytechnic student was Rs 4.8 lakh per year. Their average package was Rs2.4 lakh per year. Singh said there are three modes of campus selection – pooled campus placement organized at the department level, on-campus placement campaign for a particular college, and off-campus placement campaign organized by the employer organization.
According to the list shared by Singh, the top five companies where the most engineering graduates have been placed include HCL Technologies (459), Wipro (174), TCS (111), BYJU’S (96) and Infosys (87). Data from Collegewise shows that a maximum of 182 students each from Bhagalpur College of Engineering and Darbhanga College of Engineering get jobs through campus selection.