University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) concluded its campus placements for the academic year 2016-17 recently on a high note, with record placements of 1,447 students and 1,527 offers. More than 325 domestic and international companies offered career opportunities to UPES students this year. 56% of these recruiters were first timers at UPES. Overall, 91% of graduates who were eligible and opted for placements have been placed with the highest package of Rs. 29.76 lakhs.
Placements at 3 constituent colleges of UPES — College of Engineering Studies (CoES), College of Management and Economic Studies (CoMES) and College of Legal Studies (CoLS) stand at 90%, 94% and 85% respectively. Of the 325 plus recruiters, the leading names include IBM, Infosys, KPIT, Nestle, Philip Carbon Black Limited, Shell, Sony, Tech Mahindra, Weatherford Drilling International besides many large business houses like Adanis, Birlas, Reliance, L&T, Tatas etc.
This year’s first-time recruiters were – Adobe, Armstrong, Amazon, Aditya Birla Solar, Athena Legal, Arka Consulting, Azure Power, Birlasoft, Byjus Think & Learn, Cognizant, Desmania, DHL Global, GM, Grasim Industries, Glencore, JLL, Khurana & Khurana, Lead Law, Lybrate, Microsoft, MPhasis, Madura Fashions, Mahindra Finance, NIIT Technologies, Orionis IP, Pramata Knowledge Solutions, Reliance Retail, Siemens, Sterling, Wilson, Vedanta, Worley Parson, Yamaha Motors etc.
Additionally, 17 students from 8 programs of B.Tech. (Applied Petroleum Engineering GAS; Upstream), M.Tech. (Disaster Management; Energy System; Health, Safety & Environment; Petroleum Exploration), MBA (Oil & Gas Management; Port & Shipping Management) have been hired by international organizations such as Weatherford Drilling International, Shreyas Relay Systems, Mount Meru, Outlook Industrial Consultants etc. and posted in countries like Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania etc.
Rituraaj Juneja, Director-Career Services at UPES said, “Over the years, there is a clear trend of organizations preferring to hire fresh talent that can be quickly deployed and made billable. We enable the same for our students through our domain-specific, industry-endorsed programs that are co-designed, co-delivered and co-certified by our industry partners.”
“At UPES we understand and emphasize to our students that a degree is simply an ‘eligibility’ and not a ‘guarantee’ for a job. We stress on ‘overall employability’ of our students by equipping them with updated domain knowledge and the essential soft skills”, he further added. While Indian IT sector is witnessing job cuts owing to digitization and automation, there is distinct strong demand for IT professionals with futuristic specializations. Interestingly, UPES has hit a record 100% placements of its IT & Computer Science engineering students who were eligible and opted for placements. In fact, both the number of recruiters as well as the compensation offered has consistently increased over the last three years. In another noteworthy development, a UPES B. Tech student got accepted by the Indian Army after clearing written examination and service interview.