IIT graduates prefer new-age jobs to core engineering ones

December 5, 2014

Civil, mechanical and electrical engineering graduates of the IITs have continued to go for new-age jobs in finance, consultancy and software despite efforts to promote core engineering (manufacturing) jobs. At the end of the third day of the 2014-2015 placement season, software major Oracle’s offer of Rs 2.03 crore to an IIT (BHU) student on Monday exemplified the trend. Microsoft had offered the highest package, Rs 65 lakh, last year. The jump, thus, is 35% in the highest-segment salary.  Read More

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