UMBAI: BITS Pilani University has concluded its final placements for the 2017 batch, securing an average salary of Rs 11.07 lakh against Rs 10.33 lakh last year.
The highest on-campus international package of Rs 60 lakh was offered by Tokyo-based Works Application, one of Japan’s largest enterprise software companies. It was followed by another Japanese company, Daikin, which offered a package of Rs 59.5 lakh.
San Jose, California based cloud computing software company Nutanix offered the highest salary of Rs 35 lakh for a domestic role. The other top paymasters included Schlumberger (Rs 32 lakh), Arcesium (Rs 29.5 lakh), DE Shaw (Rs 28.5 lakh), Amazon (Rs 27 lakh) and Directi (Rs 26.8 lakh).
The university’s three campuses—Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad—saw a total of 646 recruiters, 38 more than the last year, said G Balasubramanian, chief placement officer-India & Dubai at BITS Pilani University.
In a year when most companies are cutting back on hiring and placements have been hit even across premier institutes, BITS managed to better the number of students placed across all three campuses.
Close to 86 per cent of the overall batch got placed this year against around 83 per cent the year before. Balasubramanian said keeping the overall hiring environment in mind, the institute had advanced its placement season by a week across semesters to gain an advantage.
“Attractive slots in the dream week helped us garner a good market share of our key recruiters. Also, shifting our focus on core engineering and analytics in 2017 versus IT in the previous years proved critical in surpassing last year’s numbers.”