VJTI Placements '09

May 23, 2009

VJTI Placements Demystified

Filed under: General — Kushagra Gupta @ 2:41 pm

Well, this post is primarily aimed at acquainting the next batches with the placement procedure at VJTI. Some of these pointers may have already been explained earlier, but I am putting them down all the same for the sake of completeness.

The placement procedure usually begins at the and of May. Incase of Batch of 2009, due to internships, the placement season was pushed forward to mid June. There are 3 types of rounds/groups of companies that visit the campus, each having it’s own rules of entry. In addition each company has certain criteria such as a base CPI or particular branches, etc. The placement rounds usaually include :

  • Closed House : In  this round, if you are selected for a particular company, then you are debarred from sitting for any further placements in this round. So choose your companies well, although the list of companies is usually not available at the beginning. The companies participating in this round are usally the lowest rung IT Companies such as TCS and Accenture but for core branches (Civil,Mech,Elect), the best best companies come in this round including Bajaj, Tata Motors, etc. Some of the companies in this round include:
  1. IT/Computers – TCS, Accenture, Wipro, Patni, ATOS, CTS, etc
  2. Core Branches – Bajaj Auto, L&T, Tata Motors, etc
  3. Electronics/Electrical – Wipro VLSI, Slumberger,Siemens,Reliance Energy,etc
  • Parallel Companies : This is a special kind of closed house round which is usually organised for TCS and Accenture. Students from all branches are allowed to sit for both companies but have to specifiy their preferences. If you get into both companies, you are offered your preferred company.
  • Dream House :  In this round, you are allowed to choose for one out of three companies. If you are not selected you may sit for one out of the next set. These companies are mostly IT companies with pay packages in excess of 5 lacs. The rules for this round vary from year to year. In our case, it became similar to another Closed House round. The companies in this round include Avaya Global, Morgan Stanley,Nevis Networks, JP Morgan, etc
  • Open House : This is a free for all round with no restrictions on the no. of job offers in hand. Pay packages range from 5 to 8 Lacs. Companies include Lehman Brothers, CISCO, Deloitte, etc

The selection procedure for most companies consists of an Aptitude Test ( sometimes only CAT Type and sometimes CAT Type + Technical), Group Discussions, Case Presentations, Technical Interviews and HR Interviews.

Well, that’s an introduction to the placement process. The details about specific companies will be updated in the near future so stay tuned!!

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13 Comments »

  1. Thank you for sharing this information. I am now in
    T.Y. Btech Production from VJTI. I always hesitate to take
    guidance from my seniors but I feel that it is very comfortable for me to interact with senior students like you
    through blogs.

    Thogh I am in Production, I am interested in getting job in IT companies. Can you suggest me what preparations should I
    do to get job in IT company in VJTI placement?

    Comment by Sagar Irabatti — June 3, 2009 @ 11:32 am | Reply

    • Well, you can look at two main companies that come to VJTI for all branches – TCS and Accenture and they come in the Parallel Campus as explained earlier. So, you have the opportunity to sit for both the companies.
      As far as preps are concerned, first practice some Aptitude Tests (CAT or GRE type). A good book is RS Agarwal (Quantitative Aptitude) and Barron’s GRE. Both these companies take only General Aptis.
      For interviews, brush up your C & C++. Go through some TCS & Accenture papers (look at Blogroll) and some interview questions. Also read up about the company and keep reading the TPO notice board.

      Comment by kushagragupta — June 11, 2009 @ 6:06 am | Reply

    • Adding to what Kushagra said, don’t ever hesitate to ask your seniors for any kind of guidance. They will usually be more than glad to help you if you ask politely. You don’t really have to know them too well. Also- it’s a good idea to call a few people two batches above you as well- those who’re placed in the company you want to get into. Make sure you know as much as possible about them company you’re sitting for. Nothing irritates a recruiter more than a candidate who hasn’t bothered to so much as do a Google or Wikipedia search for their company- it’s plain disrespectful. At the end of your interview, do make it a point to ask a few questions- an interview isn’t necessarily a one way street.

      Comment by Aditya Sengupta — June 22, 2009 @ 2:05 am | Reply

  2. Thank You for sharing this information.
    I’m in TYBTECH(Electrical).I wanted to knw abt the placements of students(elect.),there packages and also abt the companies in the last fiscal year.R all the students placed?Or we too r victim of recession like other colleges?What should we basically do to get past interviews easily?do they ask all technical Qs?

    Comment by Shaikh Nazim — July 26, 2009 @ 7:49 pm | Reply

  3. is it necessary to have more than 6 points in every sem or is it true that one cant get his job if he has failed in some subject or have a kt

    Comment by sagar delkave — January 6, 2010 @ 3:57 pm | Reply

    • Generally, it is good to have more than 6 points in every semester- a few companies require this. That said, some companies ask for a 6+ CPI (cumulative, over all semesters) and some for a 6+ SPI (every semester). Also- some companies do not have such requirements. Having failed in a subject will indeed reduce the number of companies you will be able to apply to- but for the companies that you are indeed going to be able to apply to- you should have an equivalent chance. You’ll need to provide adequate reason as to why you were unable to perform as well as your classmates and show other achievements (technical, socio-cultural and sports, for example).

      Comment by Aditya Sengupta — June 3, 2011 @ 11:38 am | Reply

  4. guysss,apart from studies do they look out for extra activities since i m low at them and don’t actively participate in events..also i have heard that if u get placed,then u are out of the campus.is it????

    Comment by ashish jb — February 28, 2010 @ 5:23 pm | Reply

    • Yes- you should participate in extra activities. It indicates that you have abilities beyond just sitting in a classroom and listening to a professor. Extra activities include technical projects, sports, cultural events and others.

      Comment by Aditya Sengupta — June 3, 2011 @ 11:40 am | Reply

    • And yes, once you get placed in the closed house, you are no longer eligible to sit for further companies in the closed house. You may sit for companies in the open or dream house. Also- there is nothing stopping you from applying to a company you’re interested in off campus. Please read the post above completely before asking such questions.

      Comment by Aditya Sengupta — June 3, 2011 @ 11:44 am | Reply

  5. I’m in Ty electrical now appeared 4 exam. Would like to know when exactly would our placements start. Will we be getting good companies as well?

    Comment by Sumit — May 19, 2010 @ 3:12 pm | Reply

    • You should ask Prof. Gaonkar at the Training and Placement Office. Typically, your placements begin sometime after your 6th semester ends, but exact dates Prof. Gaonkar will tell you.

      Comment by Aditya Sengupta — June 3, 2011 @ 11:42 am | Reply

  6. hey may i get the list of management companies visiting vjti along with the criteria.

    Comment by pavan — July 24, 2012 @ 10:38 pm | Reply

  7. i want to join btech textile engineering at vjti but
    now about its placements.are textile students also eligible for parallel round?

    Comment by prakhar — August 11, 2012 @ 8:14 pm | Reply


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