Annual Placements


DU has seen tremendous growth in placements this year, with LSR, SRCC, and St. Stephen’s coming out at the top.
The Placement drives in most University of Delhi Colleges for undergraduate students passing out in 2019 are slowly coming to an end. Students from Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), St. Stephen’s College and Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) are usually the top performers, with respect to packages offered. B.A. Economics (Hons), B.Com. (Hons) and B.A. Statistics (Hons) continue to be the most sought after degrees by companies. Highest offers have increased, and so have the average salaries offered.
This year, the highest package was provided to a student of B.A. Economics (Hons) from LSR. The student received an offer of Rs. 38 Lakh per annum, which is a Rs. 1 lakh per annum increase from last year’s highest package offered, which was Rs. 37 Lakh per annum.
A B.A. Economics (Hons) student from St. Stephen’s, Nitish Korada bagged a packge of Rs. 31 Lakh per annum, from consultation firm Ernst and Young-Parthenon. St Stephen’s College has seen an increase of 12 Lakh per annum, from the highest salary being 19 Lakh per annum last year. At SRCC, a B.Com. (Hons) student has been offered a package of Rs 31 Lakh per annnum from EY-Parthenon. At Hindu College, the highest offer witnessed an increase from Rs 29 lakh last year to Rs 31 lakh this year. It is observed the most generous packages have been offered in the consultation field, which attracts many young students aspiring to carve a niche for themselves in the corporate world.
Average packages at St Stephen’s have increased from 8 Lakh p/a last year to 8.9 Lakh p/a this year. At Hindu College, the gross offer has increased from Rs 2.9 crore last year to Rs 3.2 crore this year. A marginal increase was observed all over, and can be attributed to the success of placement cells in coordinating and organizing the placement drives, as well as to the qualifications of the aspirant.
Top Companies look for Extra Curricular activities, Social Work, Analytical and Logical abilities and communication skills, apart from good grades.
DU Beat congratulates all students for their extraordinary achievements.

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Nikita Bhatia
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The ­ corridors of almost every DU college have one thing in common this time of the year –  all of them are abuzz with throngs of final year students anxiously awaiting their next interview, riffling through resumes one last time, and trying not to sweat through their fancy formals.

The placement season is upon us, and fortunately, the University of Delhi is generous with its college employment resources. All DU students can apply through the Central Placement Cell of DU, while colleges like Hansraj College, Miranda House, Hindu College, and Sri Venkateshwara College, among others, have their own placement cells. Below are a few pointers you should be aware of, before you sit for an interview:

  • Most companies follow a 3-step recruitment procedure consisting of aptitude tests, group discussions, and personal interviews.


  • Resume building is the key to landing a job interview – attention to detail, emphasis on what the applicant brings to the table, including co-curriculars, projects, and internships, and a powerful cover letter to accompany the resume are crucial. One needs to be well versed with the job profile being offered and the mission statement of the company. On the day of the interview, multiple copies of the resume must be kept handy, for the perusal of the interviewers.


  • Personal Interviews require a fair amount of preparation. Clothing, hygiene, and body language are the paramount preliminary tasks. Additionally, recruiters look for students whose goals and aspirations align with their requirements and work environment of the company. Which is why, it is imperative to understand that if a company is hiring someone with no actual work experience, they’ve sacrificed the return on investment from day one and are effectively paying these college graduates while imparting knowledge and training through their business. Accordingly, they expect proper contribution and sincerity. People often overlook the importance of asking questions during interviews, which gives the employer an impression of apathy and lack of enthusiasm. It’s an interaction, not an interrogation!


  • All social media accounts must be cleared of any undesirable or embarrassing data. The sacking of James Gunn from Marvel Studios is an important example of the attention companies pay to their employees’ online presence. To avoid sticky situations, Facebook and Twitter profiles must be maintained respectably!


  • Following up on resume submissions and interviews displays commitment to potential employers. That persistence can help separate one from the rest of the crowd and increase one’s chances of successfully obtaining their ideal first job.

Here is what a 3rd year student at Jesus and Mary College had to say about her experience after being interviewed by Deloitte;

“Before sitting for any placement, the person needs to be well versed with the job profile and the company because recruiters ask questions like “Why Deloitte”. The key is to convince them that you’re the perfect fit for that particular job, and no one else.”

DU Beat wishes all applicants the very best for upcoming campus placement drives!

Nikita Bhatia

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The placement season this session at the University of Delhi touched new heights in terms of the number of companies involved and the number of students securing placements. Because of the initiatives of the various placement cells, this year witnessed a rise in the average pay packages offered.
The highest placement offer this year of Rs. 31 lakhs per annum (LPA) was bagged by a student of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), offered by the consultancy giant Parthenon-EY. This placement marked an exponential improvement for the Placement Cell of SRCC as their highest placement for the last academic session 2016-17 was Rs. 30 LPA. Kirori Mal College and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College both witnessed their highest placement offer at Rs. 19 LPA. The highest offer in St. Stephen’s College was Rs. 19-20 LPA in terms of cost to company (CTC) by the Boston Consulting Group. Hansraj College observed a boost as well since their highest offer increased from last year’s figures of Rs. 16 lakhs per annum to Rs. 17.5 LPA this year.

The average pay packages this year start off at Rs. 3.9 LPA at Daulat Ram College. Kirori Mal College, where over 90 students were placed, and Sri Venkateswara College, where the current number students placed is 146 (subject to increase), both received average salary packages of Rs. 4.1 lakhs. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College observed an increase to an average of Rs. 4 lakhs per annum from the previous year’s Rs. 3.2 lakhs, out of the 170 students placed. Hansraj College yet again managed to increase their average package amount from Rs. 5.02 lakhs to Rs. 6 lakhs. SRCC also observed an average salary package of Rs. 6 LPA this year.

St. Stephen’s College, Hansraj College, and Sri Venkateswara College witnessed 85+ companies visiting their campus for placements this season.

Notable names like KPMG (India), KPMG (Global), Hindustan Times, Inshorts, Decathlon, Bain and Company, Barnes & Noble Loudcloud, Zycus Infotech, Fidelity Information Services (FIS), Accenture, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and TATA Power, recruited the most number of students. First time recruiters like Hindustan Times, Inshorts, Byjus, and Saavn, among others, were also involved this placement season.

The most popular job profile remains Audit Associate or Analyst for commerce students. However, this year noticed 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.

Communication skills, practical knowledge, achievements in academics and extracurricular activities, analytical skills, quick and out of the box thinking, strong logical and reasoning abilities, and academic proficiency are some qualities that hiring companies look for in a student.

(All information is based on the data received from participating colleges in a DU Beat survey)


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Bhavya Banerjee
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Interviews are the most dreaded part of any examination. They are, nevertheless, prima facie personality tests where there is a need to maintain a fine balance between being blatantly honest and sounding pretentious to your interviewer.

With the Common Admission Test (CAT) results announced, it’s a given that many exam-takers will now be facing several interview rounds, in the upcoming months. Additionally, many final year students have been preparing for their HR interviews that are required for final placements or for internship interviews. There is, unfortunately, no fixed formula or set strategy to deal with all the questions during an interview, and only a few basic things that should be at everyone’s fingertips while appearing for one. Usually, the academic or technical interviews are more domain-specific that cater to a student’s basic knowledge of the subject and the subject-specific skill set. They may also involve questions on general affairs, which can be handled with ease if you read the newspaper on a daily basis and make sincere efforts to brush up your current affairs’ awareness. The personality interviews have always been tricky, and more often than not, the interviewers are observing your interpersonal skills. Many of us are tempted to make up things out of thin air in order to leave a great first impression. Predictably, this contradiction is the biggest blunder anyone could think of.

First and foremost, you need to accept that the interviewer is a smart and sensible human being. The interviewer is prudent and will not expect any candidate to know everything under the sun. Thus, if you are unable to answer a specific question, it is wise to politely say a ‘sorry’ rather than beating around the bush and waste everyone’s time. Most importantly, do not panic if you make a mistake and do not lie about your work experience, as the interviewer is a human too and will not judge you for being human. Secondly, since the interview is only about you, you are not expected to know the technicalities of an unrelated field. So, do not waste time preparing out-of-context questions and focus on the stream/field of study which you had been pursuing up till now and for which you are applying. The best shot that you have at interviews is to prepare for the generic “tell me about yourself” part or “why an MBA” or “why this company”. Since this part tends to be grueling for most interviewees, you should be genuine and outright in your approach. Start from the very beginning — where you come from, your interests, work experience, knowledge about your graduation subject, why do you want to change your stream (if so), why did you score a low C.G.P.A. and so on.

Keep your answers crisp, intelligent, short, and chronological. Tell them about the topics that excite you and subtly touch upon your aspirations. Don’t stutter while talking about your application — be thoroughly familiar with it. Unlike the popular adage, an interview is not an opportunity to “sell” yourself. Making it a conversation will always be the key to crack it.


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Oorja Tapan

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The University of Delhi has consistently attracted top-notch companies, both national and international, in its placement drives through the years.  The placement season of 2016-2017 witnessed a rise both in terms of the number of students who secured placements, as well as the pay packages offered to them. A significant rise in the number of on-campus recruiters including many first-time recruiters and start-ups was observed.

To top the placement list this year, a pay-package of Rs. 40 lakhs per annum has been secured by a student of St. Stephen’s College, to work at international consulting firm, Arthur D Little.  Two students from Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) received a salary package of Rs. 30 lakhs each from Barclays Capital. At Hansraj College (HRC), the highest package rose from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 16 lakhs per annum, offered by DE Shaw to two students. Last year, the highest pay package received by a Delhi University student of was Rs. 29 lakhs.

Students of St. Stephens College also received the highest average pay package at Rs. 8.05 lakhs per annum. At SRCC, the average pay package increased to Rs. 6.5 lakhs per annum as compared to the last year’s figure of Rs. 6 lakhs per annum. Even at Hansraj, the average package across the 149 students who gained placements, increased to Rs. 5.02 lakhs from last year’s figure of Rs. 4.7 lakhs. Students from colleges such as Kirorimal College (KMC), Sri Venkateswara College and College of Vocational Studies (CVS) received an average annual pay package of Rs. 4.8 lakhs, Rs. 4.1 lakhs and Rs. 3.5 lakhs respectively. The most popular profiles across colleges were those of analyst (audit/tax) and business consultancy.

Big companies such as Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Teach for India, FIS, KPMG and Bajaj Capital recruited the most number of students. First-time recruiters included companies such as Facebook, JP Morgan, ITC hospitality, Uber and Decathlon. Moreover, job offers from various start-ups also increased this year.

On the basis of data collected from different colleges, it stands out that hiring companies looked for students who have a substantial degree of internship experience and exposure. Apart from that, participation in college societies and community service were also important factors apart from academic proficiency.

(All information is based on the data received from participating colleges in a DU Beat survey)

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Swareena Gurung

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