The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic laid a marked effect on the way of human life. The lockdowns imposed to contain the deadly virus had put a halt on the course of things leading to the decline in worldwide economy and rise in unemployment. The higher educational institutions, like the rest of the world, also had to witness the unprecedented consequences, however, NAAC A+ Chandigarh University in North India was able to deliver placement offers to its students amid the pandemic. Hosting a pool of top MNC’s, Chandigarh University’s placement drive registered 6617 placement offers with a significant rise in the number of placements for Management students.
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MBA Placements in 2020: The campus placements 2020-21 for MBA students witnessed 210 MNC’s from IT, E-Commerce, Banking, Healthcare, Business Analytics, Retail, FMCG Tourism & Hospitality sectors hiring fresh talent. With a 20% surge in the number of placement offers, the highest international placement package of ₹ 28 LPA was offered by Amazon Berlin this year, while the highest package offered by an Indian company, Go Winning touched ₹ 18 LPA. Major global companies such as IBM, Deloitte, Amazon, Flipkart, Earnest & Young, Bank of America, VIVO, ICICI Danone Foods, KPMG, etc. were among the top recruiters. Accredited as the ‘University with Best Placements’ by WCRC, the varsity has showcased significant performance in terms of campus placements amid the pandemic.
Furthermore, the placement cell of Chandigarh University has been in operation throughout the academic years, which ensured regular visits by blue-chip companies. The amplified use of technology and corporate relations has also been crucial in securing significant placement offers during the COVID-19 outbreak. Besides, the industry-aligned curricula and specializations in Management courses has also assisted CU’s MBA Students in securing major placements. CU offers MBA specializations in collaboration with top organizations such as MBA Business Analytics with IBM, or MBA Banking & Financial Engineering with Infosys. Industry-oriented knowledge from the course curriculum and exclusive training by the DCPD (CU) have been vital in assisting the students to capture major placement offers.
Some of the highlights of 2020 Placements for MBA students at Chandigarh University are as follows:
- 1078 students selected by 210 Multi-Nationals during Campus Placements.
- ₹28 LPA – Highest Package offered (100% jump in comparison to last year).
- Specialization Wise Highest Package: Business Analytics 28 LPA, Banking & Finance 14 LPA, Marketing 7 LPA and HR & International Business 6 LPA.
- 50 – Number of MNC’s offering 5 LPA or more.