Campus placement increases; high demand for engineering graduates, companies offer attractive salary
Kollam: Campus recruitments from engineering colleges in the state has increased by 40-50 percent during the pandemic period. A total of 864 students of the 2021 batch graduated from Thiruvananthapuram Government College of Engineering were recruited. In 2020, the number of students recruited from campus was 631.
Similarly, there is an increase in campus recruitment at all major colleges in the government and self-financing sectors. The number of companies seeking tech-savvies has also increased by 50 percent. In 2020, about 82 companies recruited freshers from Thiruvananthapuram Engineering college whereas this year it rose to 124.
The annual salary offered for freshers also rose to Rs 5-7 lakhs. Earlier, this was only Rs 3.3-3.5 lakh. The US company ‘Virtusa’ hired a student of Kollam TKM Engineering College for Rs 33 lakh.
The companies are mainly looking for students of computer science, IT, electrical and electronics engineering branches. Although campus recruitment was completed in July and August, many companies are still searching for freshers. Companies like TCS, Cognizant, Wipro and Infosys raised their salaries as the demand increased.
More jobs were created in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation. Many American pharmaceutical firms and European companies based in China have approached India for data analysis and similar purposes. Several projects halted before were resumed. All these factors resulted in high demand for young talents.