New Delhi, July 16, 2018: UPES, a leading multi- disciplinary university, concluded its campus placements for the academic year 2017-18 on a high note with record placements of 1,789 students and 1,868 job offers. Overall, 93% of graduates who were eligible and opted for placements have been placed with more than 400 companies this year. 56% of these recruiters were first timers at UPES.
The 400+ companies who recruited UPES graduates include Amazon, Accenture, Aditya Birla, Bombardier Capgemini, Belcopters, CA Technologies, Commvault, Dell, Denso, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, FedEx, Flipkart, Flutura, Fluor Daniel, General Motors, Honda Cars, HSBC, HCL, IBM, Infosys, Jubilant Life Sciences, KPMG, KPIT, Royal Enfield, Reliance, Siemens, Shell India, Schlumberger, TATA, Trident Juris, UST Global, Vodafone India, Vedanta, ZS Associates and many more.
These graduates are from five constituent Schools of UPES, namely School of Computer Science, School of Engineering, School of Law, School of Business and School of Design.
Commenting on the UPES placements drive, Alka Madhan, Director-Corporate Relations at UPES, said, “This is the third consecutive year of UPES placement track record of above 90%. The quality and sheer number of organizations who recruit UPES graduates every year validates our approach to developing industry-aligned, future-ready professionals”.
DRIVERS FOR OUTSTANDING STUDENT OUTCOMES
UPES has undertaken several unique initiatives with an aim to transform students into employable, agile professionals who are ready to take future jobs. These initiatives include:
· Industry-academic collaborations: Most of the programs offered by UPES are co-designed, co-certified and co-delivered by leading organizations from various industries. UPES has such academic partnerships with IBM, Cisco, L&T, Aditya Birla, Philips Carbon Black, Xebia, Bombay Stock Exchange Institute, Infosys and many more.
· Personality Enhancement and Professional Assessment: UPES has created several tools to facilitate holistic development and multi-dimensional growth of students throughout their tenure at the campus. These tools include personality enhancement programs conducted by professional trainers from Dale Carnegie Training and systematic Professional Assessment. In addition to a student’s academic performance, this Professional Assessment will help employers assess the student on desired workplace competencies such as analysing and problem-solving, working well with others, adapting to change etc.
· Faculty Internship: A four to six weeks of learning process in a business environment provides opportunities for the faculty to correlate theory with practical application, in turn making teaching relevant to the industry and augmenting the realism of the classroom course.