Wednesday, October 21, 2009
2. 25 lac engineers required by 2010 in India, says Bahra
Rayat-Bahra Group only one to start placement for 2010 batch
Rayat-Bahra vies for quality jobs for students
OATI conducts placement at Rayat-Bahra campus
Chandigarh, September 15
Despite a global lull owing to economic slowdown, India offers employment basket brimming with opportunities. By 2010 alone, the country would require more than 2.25 lac engineers from different disciplines.
S Gurvinder Singh Bahra, the vice-chairman of Rayat-Bahra Group revealed this here today. Bahra said that keeping the high demand for engineers and talent in the Indian market vis-à-vis the present hiring scenario, Rayat-Bahra group in inviting only those core group and companies for placement that have meaty projects in hands.
“This strategy has made us the only institute of region to get our 2010 batch students placed well within time,” said Bahra. Quoting statistical data from the NASSCOM, Bahra revealed that in 2010 Common Wealth Games alone, the country would need 11,800 engineers. Similarly, the Microsoft Office 2010 launch requires more than 800 engineers to upgrade its product base in India.
By 2010, the airlines in country would be adding 440 new aircrafts creating opportunities for 3200 pilots including 18200 engineers from mechanical, electronics, IT, CSE, electrical and aeronautics. The giant $9 billion Indian pharma industry is expected to touch $25 Billion mark making way for around 8000 production, mechanical, electronics and electrical engineers.
Bahra added that similarly automobile sector would require 4700 automobile, mechanical and electrical engineers, 11 Top IT MNC’s would bring 1.80 lac making the total requirement to engineers at whopping 2.25 lacs.
“Upto 2008 companies usually hired in anticipation of projects. With the financial meltdown hitting below the belt, those associated with anticipated projects lost their jobs. This was time for institutes like Rayat-Bahra to analyze a strategy that could put all its students with secure jobs,” said Dr. Sandeep Kaura, Assistant Managing Director – Rayat-Bahra Group.
Following this, the group invited only those companies that had projects in hands. With its strategy of analyze and invite, the group has been successful placing its 2010 students in top electronics and IT companies like Panasonic, JK Technosoft and IBM.
Joining the list of these companies is the Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) USA that will hire engineering and MCA graduates of the region at a mega recruitment drive on September 23 at Rayat-Bahra Mohali Campus.
OATI director, Mr Jaspreet Singh said that this recruitment drive will provide job opportunities to students not only from Rayat Bahra Group but also from other universities and colleges all across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, J&K and NCR Region (Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida).
“Package up to Rs. 2.50 lacs shall be provided to successful candidates. We would also give a stipend based six months industrial training to students. OATI India is looking to double its employee strength in the next year,” he added. Over 2500 B.Tech (CSE, ECE & IT) & MCA students are participating in the drive.