Despite the expected slowdown in the US and European markets, many of the major management and engineering institutions expect almost 100 per cent placement for their students in the present placement season. While the downturn may affect middle-level employees in companies, the fresh recruitment’s would not be affected, say placement heads of these institutes.
“The placement trend this year looks upbeat with IT majors recruiting more compared to last year in prime institutions. The caution is seen, reflecting the concerns on economic issues in US and Europe” said S Ganapathy, dean-placement, SRM University, Chennai.
This year, the National Association of Software and Services Companies has allowed its member companies to visit campuses in the pre-final semester itself, unlike in the past two years when they were visiting in the last semester.