Thursday, December 16, 2010

New Placement Record at VIT

VIT University, Vellore (Tamil Nadu), one of India’s best-known private universities, on Sunday announced that it has created a new record in campus recruitment with IT and Consulting major Cognizant handing out job offers to 1643 students of the 2011 batch out of 2238 students that appeared for the selection process.

“This is a significant milestone in the history of the University, especially because all the students who have been made job offers are from a single campus”, said VIT Chancellor Mr. G. Viswanathan. “Cognizant has a long-standing relationship with VIT University and this is a proud moment for both of us,” the Chancellor added. The students who received job offers from Cognizant were from all branches of B.Tech., M.Tech, MCA, MS(Software Engineering) and MSc(CS).

“Now that Cognizant, one of India’s largest recruiters from campuses, has made such a high number of offers to students of the current batch, our campus placement season is off to a truly great start”, said the Chancellor, VIT University.

Earlier, at the inaugural of the campus placement season at VIT University, Mr. R. Chandrasekaran, President and Managing Director, Global Delivery, Cognizant, announced a new set of initiatives as part of Cognizant’s industry-academia collaboration program.

Mr. Chandrasekaran announced the institution of a new Cognizant–VIT Research Fellowship program that will be kicked off in 2011. VIT University and Cognizant will soon be signing a detailed MoU for the Fellowship Program after obtaining necessary approvals from both sides. “To start with, we will be handpicking four Research Scholars who will pursue their Fellowship/Research in Cognizant. At the end of their research program, based on the feedback from VIT Guides and Cognizant Co-Guides, VIT University will award a PhD degree to successful students,” he said.

He added that a Cognizant Innovation Lab will be inaugurated at VIT in the first quarter of 2011. The Innovation Lab will offer training to students in emerging areas of technology, including Open Source tools.

Mr. Chandrasekaran also announced that Cognizant Foundation, the company’s corporate social responsibility arm, will institute four scholarships for deserving and meritorious first year students of VIT. Beginning this academic season, each of the four selected students will be offered an annual scholarship of Rs.35,000 through their Graduation program.

Dr.G.Viswanathan, said that this year again, in compliance with NASSCOM’S guidelines, the large recruiters from the IT services industry have come for recruitment only in the last semester. VIT’s Placement Center have allowed core Engineering Companies and other software product companies that offered more than Rs.4.5 lakhs per annum to conduct the placement process at VIT between July 2010 and December 2010.

This year Software product companies and Consulting Companies like Amazon, Google, Cisco, eBay, Intel, HP(R&D),Commvault, McKinsey,NI, Schneider Electric, Deloitte, KlA Tencor, e –frontier, Misys, Alcatel – Lucent, Honeywell, Informatica, Capital IQ, Sapient that offered more than Rs.4.5 lakhs per annum have visited VIT for campus placements and made final and internship offers.

There has been a substantial increase in the number of core engineering companies visiting VIT this academic year. Reputed Core Companies like Ashok Leyland, TVS Motors, Sankalp,Tata Power, Reliance Power, Reliance Industries, Honda,ITC, Michelin, Telcon, MN Dastur,L&T, Murugappa, Philips,Sandvik, Schaeffler, Tata Technologies, Wheels India have recruited our students this year.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ingenium 2010 @ QuEST Global, Bangalore - Design Contest for Engineers

Ingenium2010 – a design contest for engineering colleges in India has been launched by QuEST. Ingenium 2010 is a platform where the Engineering students from colleges across India can showcase their work and compete against other outstanding engineering projects at the national level.

The competition is an event for the final year B.E./B.Tech engineers. The contest is based on the final year engineering project work in Aerospace, Industrial, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Power Generation & Production Engineering – and has a grand prize of Rs. 1 Lakh !

For more details of this contest, visit QuEST Global and click on the Contest logo or try this alternate link QuEST Ingenium 2010

QuEST Global helps customers in the Aerospace, Consumer Electronics, Healthcare, Industrial Products, Marine, Nuclear Engineering, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, and Transportation verticals. The company employs over 2000 engineering professionals and has delivery centers in India, Italy, Japan, Germany, France, Singapore, UK and Spain.
The top three teams will win cash prizes upto .1,00,000 , . 50,000 and . 25,000 respectively.
Deadlines for Registration and Submission of Abstracts
Online registration of teams : February 28, 2011

Submission of Abstracts : March 15, 2011
Deliverables for the competition will be sought in three stages:
a. Abstract
A 200 word abstract of the project to be submitted at the time of entry.
This must contain :
•             Description of the problem
•             Description of the design process
•             Description of the proposed solution
•             Potential benefits of the solution
b. Interim Reports
Interim Reports of the progress of the project must be submitted. Dates for submission will be informed to the participants later. These reports should contain :
•             Progress made in the preceding period (give technical details accomplished by illustrations, drawings etc)
•             Summary of achievements/issues
•             Plans for the next period
c. Final Reports
The final reports should be submitted to QuEST Global at the time of finalization of the thesis. These reports should be an extract of the thesis and cover the following:
•             Summary of the project
•             Achievements against objectives that were set out
•             Technical details covering the project
•             Issues/challenges faced
Rush your entries folks ! ! !