BITS Pilani Dubai Campus records 46% growth in new recruiters in its first placement cycle
E-commerce companies on a hiring spree, 25% student placements in the sector
1st September, 2021; Dubai, UAE:TheDubai Campus of India’s leading engineering institute, BITS Pilanihas witnessed a strong growth of 46% in the number of new recruiters offering jobs to its fresh graduates. Having collaborations with over 300 reputed companies comprising of Fortune 500 firms, MNCs, Start-ups and others, the top organizations extending placement offers to the students this year includeTanfeeth – An Emirates NBD group company, Landmark Group, Aster Group, Aujan Coca Cola, Schindler Middle East, NeoBank – An ADQ Company, AAF International, Lamprell PLC, Omniclouds, Hira Industries, Petrochem,etc.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, ESRI Middle East, PWC, Emirates, Sobha Group, Help AG, EFS Facilities, Dabur Middle East, Unilever, IBM, Reckitt Benckiser, Siemens, Emerson and Schneider Electric are also among the prominent companies who have hired from the institute in the past.
Furthermore, in contrast to the previous years, one-fourth of the hiring was done by e-commerce companies such as Talabat, Zomato, Careem, Dubbizle, Noon.Com, Opontia, and Amazon Middle East to name a few. These companies are mostly employing to fill the positions of Data Analysts, Business Analysts, Product Analysts, Software Developers, Supply Chain and Procurement Managers, and Operations.
Commenting on the recruitments, Prof.SrinivasanMadapusi, Director, BITS Pilani Dubai Campus said, “The higher intake from e-commerce firms can be attributed to the change in market dynamics due to the pandemic,which has led to a surge in online retail and accelerated digital transformation. E-commerce’s share of global retail trade has gone up from 14% in 2019 to 17% in 2020, thus creating more employment opportunities in this sector.
Through our recruitment drive we have observed that these businesses are not only amongst the current biggest employers, but their salary packages are also 30% more than those offered by other industry sectors.”
Recognized as one of the most desired engineering colleges in the UAE, BITS Pilani Dubai provides a vibrant intellectual environment with over 30 high-tech engineering and science laboratories of global standards, an Innovation Lab which is available to students 24×7 to give shape to their creative ideas, a well-sourced library, modern and smart classrooms, telepresence conference and classrooms, excellent hostel facilities separate for boys and girls, outdoor and indoor sports facilities and much more.
“We are known for ourhigh quality of education, academic excellence, top-notch infrastructure, innovations, adaptability and the distinctive 7.5 months of industry internship or Practice School Programme, which clearly gives BITS students an edge over others.The hands-on industry experiences gained during the internship guarantees an easier transition into the corporate world, whilst helping students develop technical and transferable skills in a global context”, said Prof. Madapusi
“We have had a fantastic year so far with 100% internship placements, and now with 40% campus placementsalready secured, 2021 looks very promising. Anticipation is high as the economy is opening up and job opportunities are being created in the region. Last year, the highest CTC(cost to company) recorded was AED 262,500.We are certainly looking forward to surpassing it this year”, further added Prof. Madapusi.
Providing encouragement and support to meritorious students to aspire high, the institution had also announced AED 5 million worth of scholarships for students seeking admission for the academic year 2021-2022, therefore offering appropriate financial aid.
Programmes on offer for September 2021 intake include B.E Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with minors in Data Science, Robotics & Automation, Aeronautics, Finance, Materials Science & Engineering and Entrepreneurship.