The first round of central placements at Delhi University began on Tuesday with four companies visiting the campus to hire final-year students as well as those pursuing post-graduation.
While a job portal visiting the campus hired 22 students mainly for sales and marketing on the first day itself, three other companies, including an NGO, have gone back with resumes of students. More than 800 students had turned up for the recruitment process which went on till late evening on Tuesday.
According to officials from the Central Placement Cell (CPC), the average salary offered on the first day was Rs 2.5 lakh. The next round of placements will be held on January 29 when a Japanese company will visit the campus with the highest placement offer of Rs 1.25 lakh per month. The company is likely to offer jobs in sales with posting in Tokyo for first three years. The registration process for the central placements, however, ended on October 31.
CPC had managed to place nearly 1,000 students last year of a total of 12,000 who had registered. Thirty companies had visited the campus for placements last time that included PSUs, KPOs, BPOs and NGOs. The highest package offered last year was Rs 5.5 lakh per annum to a post-graduate student for finance profile. The lowest annual package offered was Rs 2.10 lakh.