S. Selvam, Director, CUIC, said that the Tamil Nadu State Level Placement Programme, which was started in 2004 - 05, was a boon for Engineering Students "as their dream of immediate jobs became a reality."
Change in Trend :
"Till 2004, the companies were going to only select institutions in the State. That trend was changed by Anna University through placement programmes held at various places for the benefit of students in all its affiliated colleges," Dr. Selvam said.
The candidates who received their offer letters here would be joining their respective companies in the next few days. Out of the total 574 candidates, 140 got placed in TCS and 202 in Cognizant while 232 were recruited by CSC, which is participating in the Anna University campus recruitment drive, for the first time.
K. Ganesan, Senior Vice - President, TCS, Shriram Rajagopal of Cognizant and Kandasamy of CSC commended the CUIC team for undertaking the placement programme at the State level.
"But for Anna University, my daughter who is studying in an Affiliated College would not have got a job in a very good company," a mother with tears swelling in her eyes said. Another parent said that rural students benefited from the campus placement programme.