Delhi University Placements Report

One of the most desired University in India, Delhi University receives a whopping average of 2.5 lakh applications for 56,000 undergraduate (UG) seats.  The University gives modest facilities, a myriad of opportunities, a plethora of memories and experiences clubbed with some of the best faculties in India. DU no doubt has the best learning milieu.

For applicants looking to choose a Delhi University college, placement records of the college are a key factor.

Placements play a very critical role in the career of a student. They are always the hottest topic of discussion among applicants and college inmates but little do we get to know them.

Neither the Central Placement Cell nor all the colleges list detailed insights of trending courses, highest streamwise packages, college placement performance etc. This information is extremely crucial but not readily available. It is generally known that the colleges in north campus bag most of the good offers, while only a few like Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR) and Sri Venkateswara College (Venky) from the south are able to attract the ‘Super Blues’. But the numbers to back these statements are difficult to find.

The Post Mayor contacted all the major DU colleges asking for their placement related data of the session 2017-18 and some of these placement cells responded positively.

Upon going through the data we found some interesting insights such as the most popular job profile remains Audit Associate or Analyst for commerce students. However, this year there has been a trend of inclusivity of companies, branching out to the humanities and science streams as well. There were a plethora of job opportunities for science and humanities students. Companies like NIIT, IdInsight, FRR Forex, StartupEd, Decathlon, Bain & Company, Dell, Teach for India and Urbanclap recruited from all courses. The profiles offered for humanities and science students ranged from business development, research, marketing, content writing, human resources, etc.

This article currently has detailed reports of 5 colleges. We’ll keep it updated as we receive more data.

 

SHREE RAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE (SRCC)

Rated no.1 three years in a row by India Today: Nielsen Rankings, the most sought after ranking system in India, SRCC undoubtedly is the best college for commerce in DU. The College has been graded A+ with 3.65 CGPA by National Assessment and Accreditation Council.

The Placement Cell of SRCC was founded in 1996 and has a solid track record of getting students placed through on-campus interviews. The institution has an exceptional placement record, with most of its graduates making it to the top MNCs of the world.

This placement season has overall been moderate for SRCC. The college saw an increase in the number of recruiters but a fall in the average package and number of students placed from last year.

Source : Kuhikaa Vaishnavee Arora – Senior Coordinator, The Placement Cell, SRCC

Highest Salary

The highest offer this year, Rs. 31 LPA was bagged by a student of Shri Ram College of Commerce, made by EY- Parthenon, a strategy consultancy company. EY- Parthenon has been among the highest paymasters for DU students for 3 years now. The highest placement for the last academic session 2016-17 was Rs. 30 LPA.

Average Salary

The college witnessed companies rolling out offers crossing a gross worth of about Rs 17 crore a drop from Rs. 22 crore last year as the average package dropped from Rs. 6.5 lakh last season to Rs. 6 lakh. 

Total No. of placements

SRCC managed to attract 61 recruiters this year an increase of 22% from last years 50. 302 students were placed while last year the figures stood at 340.

This year has seen a substantial increase in the number of first-time recruiters visiting the campus. As per the placement cell, more than 50% recruiters stepped in for the first time in the college.

Finance and consultancy accounted for a maximum share along with various profiles in HR, education, marketing, banking and other sectors. The most popular profile to be recruited remained Audit Associate or Analyst.

The finance sector worked out to be 20% of the on-campus companies whereas consulting and banking sector had a share of 29%and 10% respectively.

Type of Companies

Recruiters from across various sectors such as consulting, investment banking, marketing, finance and insurance visited the campus this year. Over 50% of the recruiters were new to the campus. The regular recruiters include companies such as Deutsche Bank, Boston Consulting Group, JP Morgan, McKinsey & Company, A.T. Kearney and Bain Capability Centre amongst others. Notable names like KPMG (India), Deloitte, Tata Power, Hindustan Times, Decathlon, Barnes & Noble Loudcloud recruited the most number of students. 

Apart from the regular recruiters, companies such as FTI Consulting and LEK Consulting marked an increase in the number of companies, offering packages  above Rs. 11 LPA.

Interview Process

There is great diversity in terms of the kind of interviews that Recruiters take. Common forms include, but are not limited to HR, Technical, Stress Interview etc.

Satisfied Students

Providing high-quality placement opportunities enhances an institution’s reputation as quality placements are felt to improve student’s retention with the company thus low attrition rate for the recruiters. Because of that employers are more likely to come back year after year with additional placement vacancies, as well as look for broader engagement and relationships with the institute.

SRCC benefits from more satisfied students and graduates having an average salary of 6 LPA with reputed organisations.

Female Ratio

Delhi University has around 1,97,510 undergraduates with 46% males and 54% female. Postgraduate students total up to 25,745 with 51% males and 49% females (source). The ratio would be no different for SRCC alone. According to then-principal Dr J L Gupta of SRCC, the ratio of girls taking admission in SRCC over boys has increased phenomenally over the years.

The gender ratio is quite favourable with the number of girls and boys being nearly equal in strength. Even then females make up only 30% of the total placements.

Registered with placement cell

Multiple Placements?

SRCC allows a student with a placement offer to sit in other on-campus drives.

From the Placement Cell’s Desk

The Placement Cell, SRCC is a dynamic, student-run organisation that not only facilitates Placements and Internships, but also undertakes training activities to enhance the skills of the (potential) candidates. The cell has been continually growing, not just in terms of statistics but also in terms of the activity in the cell and the influence it has had on the lives of people.

The cell undertakes various activities, including a flagship initiative, CV Vetting. The cell is also involved in imparting knowledge through the Finance Club. Moreover, activities such as CV Building workshops are also conducted to enhance student capabilities. A newsletter, “In A Nutshell”, is also published to expand the General Knowledge of the students, along with “Placements Decoded”, a unique report, containing extensive information pertaining to placements, case interviews and the processes. The Placement Cell, SRCC is proud to announce the launch of a one-of-a-kind Website; a unique digital portal that brings the students and recruiters on a single platform.

SRCC Annual Placements Press Release

No. of committee members in Placement cell – 80

Website link: http://placementcell.srcc.edu/

HINDU COLLEGE

 Regarded as one of the best colleges for Science, Hindu has been accredited A+ by NAAC (2017) with 3.61/4 rating. Hindu College was founded more than a century
ago in 1899, by Late Shri Krishan Dass ji Gurwale. In the
backdrop of the nationalist struggle against British rule. The college is among the first three institutions to be affiliated with the university.

Hindu offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in science, humanities, social sciences and commerce. The college is known for its high cut off among B.Sc. courses. Disha, the Placement Cell of Hindu has seen substantial development this year. The highest placement package increased by 40%, number of students placed increased by 63% and the aggregate package value increased from 2.52 Crores to 4.45 Crores.

Source: DISHA – The Placement Cell Team, Hindu College

Highest Salary

The college saw a 40% increase in the highest package offered from last year’s Rs. 12 LPA.

DE Shaw & Co. offered Pranay Chaudhary and Ashrita Arora a package of Rs. 17 LPA both of which had BA(H)Economics. D. E. Shaw & Co. is a multinational investment management firm based in New York City with an office in Hyderabad in India.

The second highest package of Rs. 14 LPA was offered by Brain Capability Center to 7 students from the college.

Average Salary

As reflected in Placement report sent to The Post Mayor by Disha, the median compensation stood near Rs. 5.9 LPA. The aggregated pay package increased by nearly 2 folds from 2.52 Crores to 4.45 Crores .

Total No. of placements

A placement cell’s success is measured by the number of students placed within its ambit. Hindu had a decent number of placements this year when compared to last season’s 63. A total of over 85 students were placed by 35 recruiters on campus.

EY India recruited 11 students, the most by any company from the slot with a below average package of Rs. 3.62 Lakh. Brain Capability Center, Amplus Solar, Dell, Educational Initiative, EdWisor, Egon Zehnder, McKinsey & Company, Outgrow are the other names from the list that proposed offers above the average of Rs. 5.9 LPA.

Type of Companies

Recruiters on campus cut across various verticals and sectors. Majority of them belongs to the following four sectors Media, Management, Analytics, Consulting and Education. These included Accenture, American Express, American International Group, Amplus Solar, Bain Capability Centre, Bridgei2i, Camp K12, Dell, Deloitte, DE Shaw, Educational Initiative, EdWisor, Egon Zehnder, Evalueserve, EY GDS, EY India, India Infrastructure Publishing, Indxx, Innefu Labs Pvt. Ltd., McKinsey & Company – Knowledge Centre, Moody’s Analytics, Outgrow, SpeakIn, Tata Trusts, The Boston Consulting Group, Volvo-Eicher, Wazir, ZS Associates. Apart from the regular recruiters, 20% stepped in for the first time in the college.

Streamwise placement

DU colleges have always been a preferred choice for recruiters offering roles to Commerce and Arts students. There are hardly any companies that visit campuses for recruiting B.Sc. students for their domain-specific jobs. Higher studies are the only way to get a job in this field. The trend can be clearly seen in the case of Hindu college as well, out of the total placements 40 were from B.A, 35 from Commerce and  11 from B.Sc.

Interview Process

Here are the 4 most important evaluations that form a part of the campus placement process.

  1. CV Shortlisting
  2. Online Aptitude Test
  3. Group Discussion
  4. Personal Interview

Female Ratio in Placements

From the Placement Cell’s Desk

Over the past three years, there has been a steady rise in the number of students placed through the cell as well as the companies recruiting from the college. We have tried to expand our reach by extensively by making use of social media platforms like LinkedIn. A comprehensive database of contacts has been developed to help not only the students of the current batches but those who will be sitting for placements in the future as well. As part of the initiative to help students with placements, last year sessions like Guesstimates, Group Discussions and Excel Modelling were also organised. Every year, The Placement Cell revamps and remodels their rules regarding the placement procedure to provide the best possible opportunities to all students, like the present Tier System for job offers.

Prospectus 2018-19

No. of committee members in Placement cell – 40

Website link: http://www.hinducollege.ac.in/qucik-plac.aspx

KIRORI MAL COLLEGE

Established in 1954, Kirori Mal has always strived to, and successfully maintained its place as one of the finest within the University of Delhi. It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in 21 different courses from Commerce, Science and Humanities. Kirori Mal is very well known for its theatre, music and art clubs. The college has a long list of notable alumni which include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. Amitabh Bachchan, GP Koirala, Shakti Kapoor, Naveen Patnaik are to name a few.

National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited it with a CGPA of 3.54(A+) in 2016. KMC offers more than 1300 seats every year and a total of 5200 students which is highest in DU.

Avenues – the Placement Cell of Kirori Mal College is the oldest cell among all other placement cells of Delhi University. Through the session 2017-18, the placement cell was successful in placing over 80 students from diverse academic backgrounds.

Source: Annual Newsletter, Avenues – The Placement Cell Team, Kirori Mal College

Highest Salary

The most impressive package was valued at INR 19.5 LPA which is 18.8% more than the highest CTC in 2016-17, 16 LPA, both of which were offered by D.E. Shaw.

Average Salary

The average CTC offered was valued at Rs. 4.6 LPA, while the average CTC accepted was Rs 4.65 LPA which is slightly more than the average offer of Rs. 4.4 and 4.2 LPA, offered and accepted for the placement session 2016-17. The average CTC of the top 20 companies in 2017-18 was 7 LPA as compared to 6.6 LPA in 2016-17.

Kirorians managed in attaining INR 3,36,00,000 worth of salary packages in total which is 59,67,000 less than last year.

Total No. of placements

A total of 440 students registered for the placement session from multiple backgrounds including Mathematics, English, Statistics, Economics, Commerce and so on. The Placement Cell successfully placed over 80 students with 73 companies that visited the campus. While through the last session 2016-17 the college was able to place over 95 students.

Internships offered

101 companies offered exploratory internship opportunities to students in diverse disciplines such as Human Resources, Data Analyst, Business Development, Marketing and Public Relations to name a few. Career2Next Orbit, a leading online portal for Management Studies, offered the highest paid internship at INR 20,000. Uber offered internships in Operations and Marketing with a stipend of INR 10,000. Social Cops hired Growth Marketing Interns at INR 10,000, in addition to other profiles.

Streamwise placement

While the maximum opportunities were capitalized by the students of commerce stream, a satisfactory number of students from humanities backgrounds were also able to avail the same. Science, unlike last year, had a share of only 8% of the pie but had the highest stream-wise average CTC, valued at INR 4.69 LPA. The session 2016-17 was much better for Science stream as 18% of the students were able to make their way into corporates. As with the 2017-18 session, commerce had a big chunk of the pie with 59% getting placed.

Type of Companies

The Placement Session was complemented with 73 eminent organisations offering a myriad of job roles including Business Development, Analyst, Content, Associate, Research, and many more to students from 21 diverse courses in the fields of Science, Commerce and Humanities.

The Cell successfully associated with the corporate giants like Ernst & Young, PWC, Deloitte, KPMG, American Express, S&P Global, D.E. Shaw, ID Insight, Byju’s, Mckinsey, etc thereby providing the graduating batch with premium placement opportunities that were complemented by rewarding pay packages and diverse profiles.

Past Performance – From the Placement Cell’s Desk

Avenues – the Placement Cell of Kirori Mal College, is among the oldest and most active placement cells of Delhi University. It serves as a strong interlink between the corporate world and the academia. As the initial and final point for all placements, Avenues has proved to be a congruous platform where a company’s recruitment hunt meets a student’s ultimate aim of employment.
A team of 24 motivated members, guided by a common objective of bringing multifarious opportunities to campus, Avenues seeks to ensure each job aspirant meets his employer.
Companies offering diverse profiles ranging from analysis to research to articleship, have recruited in the past. According to trend, some past recruiters include Ernst and Young, KPMG, DE Shaw, Mckinsey, PwC, Deloitte and Oberoi Hotels.

Avenues Annual Newsletter 2017-18

No. of committee members in Placement cell – 24

Website link: http://www.kmcollege.ac.in/

HANSRAJ COLLEGE

Hansraj College is one of the largest constituent colleges of Delhi University with over 5000 students. Constantly ranked amongst the top colleges, Hans Raj holds 3rd position in commerce and science and 4th in humanities. The college has an A+ grade from NAAC with CGPA 3.62 which is next to SRCC.

2018 marks the 70th year of the founding of Hansraj
College which was set up on July 26 1948, in memory of Mahatma Hansraj, the founder of DAV College Lahore and a pioneer in the field of education.

The placement cell of Hansraj conducted various seminars in collaboration with Ernst and young which focused on the skills of CV building and interview preparation. All these seminars have evidently helped the college in placing a decent number of students this year. The placement cell’s website was also upgraded this year to provide login facility to all registered students. Each student was given a Login ID and password to log into the portal and apply to any
job opportunity of interest. 

Source: Bhavyae Singhal, Chief Coordinator – The Placement Cell, Hansraj College

Highest Salary

Hansraj College observed a boost this year as well since their highest offer increased from last year’s figures of Rs. 15.5 Lakhs per annum to Rs. 19 LPA. D. E. Shaw has become the highest paymaster at Hansraj for 2 years now. Brain Capability Center offered the second highest offer of 13.9 LPA and recruited 7 students.

Average Salary

Hansraj College yet again managed to increase their average package amount from Rs. 4.7 to 5.02 to 6 LPA in the year 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Total No. of placements

The college witnessed 80+ companies visiting their campus for placements. According to the placements cell, over 150 students were placed off of which no more than 35 were off-campus. Around the same number of students were placed last year as well. At Hansraj, a student can receive a maximum of 2 offers from on-campus companies.

 

Type of Companies

Offering a multitude of profiles spanning over Research, Risk Advisory, Consultancy, Analytics and Audit, to name a few, recruiters at Hansraj were a diverse mix of industry leaders. D. E. Shaw (4), Brain Capability Center (7), McKinsey and company (2), BCG (4), and the Big 4s (EY, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG) recruited 57 students. These companies have been visiting the campus for the past several years. Of the 80+ companies that visited Hansraj, 20% stepped in for the first time.

Satisfied Students

According to the placement cell, around 80% of the students were satisfied with their job offers. The credit largely goes to the college’s ability to attract well-reputed companies and a high average CTC of Rs. 6 LPA.

Students Registered with Placement Cell

 Close to 35% of students were registered with the placement cell and 30% of which got a job offer in session 2017-18.

Interview Process

1. Applying for the company + CV Submission
2. Pre-Placement Talk
3. Aptitude Test
4. Group Discussions
5. Case-study round
6. Personal Interview rounds (can vary b/w 1-5)

From the Placement Cell’s Desk

With 80+ companies recruiting including Bain Capability Centre, McKinsey & Co., BCG, DE Shaw, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and United Airlines, we are glad to have moderated opportunities that resulted in the placement of a total of 145 registered students with the Placement Cell. Offering openings to students from various courses ranging from Economics, B.Com, Computer Science, Maths, Physics, English and Chemistry; this year’s figures have been complemented by the faith entrusted in our College.

In order to act as a liaison among the networked community of recruiters, affiliates and students, The Placement Cell of Hansraj College launched its online portal the previous year, catering to an automated platform that publishes job opportunities, quantifies candidate’s credentials and addresses queries. The student-friendly portal is updated daily by the Placement Committee to accommodate company-cum-candidate specific information.
Besides this, The Placement Cell, Hansraj College also conducts various CV-Building, GD-PI, Case-study and Guesstimate solving sessions in order to strengthen intra as well as inter-college competency among the student pool.

Annual Report 2017-18

No. of committee members in Placement cell – Chief (Senior) Coordinators- 5; Junior Coordinators- 6

Website Link: http://www.hansrajcollege.ac.in/studentactivity/placementcell.php

MOTILAL NEHRU COLLEGE

Situated on the Benito Juarez Marg, MLNC is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of Delhi. The college is named after Pandit Motilal Nehru, a great freedom fighter and father of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The college celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2014.

MLNC was graded B with 2.60 CGPA by NAAC. The college boasts one of the largest libraries in the university with over 1 lakh books. Motilal is known for it’s lowest fees and most affordable canteen.

The placement session 2017-18 at MLNC saw a majority of new recruiter.

Source: Shubham Sharma, Vice-president –  The Placement Cell, Motilal Nehru College

Highest Salary

Inshorts, which is a Delhi-based startup offered 3 students from the college an annual pay package of Rs. 4.5 Lakh. “Inshorts – 60 words News summary” – as the name reads on App Store, crunches news stories into a crisp 60-word skeleton and delivers it over its app. The three students Isha Choudhary, Medha Gupta and Dharna Chauhan were recruited for the profile of English Proofreader.

Total No. of placements

MLNC had 105 companies on campus during the session of which 65% visited for the first time. A total of 105 students were placed which includes 12 off-campus placements as well. Also MLNC does not allow a student with an offer to sit in on-campus drives. KPMG Global Services recruited the most (25) students as audit associates with an average package of Rs. 3.56 Lakhs.

Type of Companies

Financial and Business Advisory was the leading industry in the season as the institute witnessed the participation of auditing and renowned financial institutions. 

The placement season at MLNC saw a plethora of companies recruiting for diverse profiles ranging from Audit Associate to BDA. The majority of the recruiters were from Technology, Media, Analytics, Consulting, Education and Health & Fitness domain.

Here is a list of some of the on-campus recruiters:

Name Profile Package Students Placed
KPMG Global Services Audit Associate 3.56 LPA 25
EY GDS Assurance Associate 3.3 LPA + Benefits 11
Decathalon Sports India Sports Advisors 3.6 LPA 14
Alight Solutions Customer Experience Specialist 2.59 LPA 5
FIS Team Member 3.75 LPA 9
Urbanclap Business Development Associate 3 LPA + 80,000 (Performance based) 4

Streamwise placement

Commerce was the go-to stream for companies looking for students in the role of Audit Associate and Analyst, which accounted for the maximum placements. The season, therefore, witnessed a continued dominance of commerce with 43% placements. Other courses which include English (HONS.), History (HONS.), Political Science (HONS.) and other B.Sc. courses accounted for 57% of the total placements.

Female Ratio in Placements

MLNC was one among the few DU colleges that had the highest female placements. Around 68 students that got placed were female.

From the Placement Cell’s Desk

The Placement Cell has gone through some major changes this particular year, we have expanded our horizons and are exploring a lot of different and new things. Following are the new initiatives that have been taken to smoothen the placement process for the students of the college:
1. We will be issuing the very first annual brochure of the cell in September to make more people aware of our cell.
2. We are reaching out to a lot of new companies.
3. We have expanded the range of internships for the students of all years.
4. We have introduced the blacklisting clause, according to which if any student who has applied for a particular drive but does not appear for it without informing or misbehaves with any HRs or member of the cell is blacklisted.
5. We are also working on increased student participation and take regular feedbacks.
6. We have also been organising a lot of career counselling and soft skills sessions for the students to help them with their placements. 

Annual Report 2017-18

No. of committee members in Placement cell – 20

Website Link: http://www.mlncdu.ac.in/

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