BANGALORE:Bangalore draws in 72 per cent of engineering graduates from all over India to pick their first job.
According to a survey conducted by Aspiring Minds Research Cell, an employability measurement and recruitment firm, the city topples even the national capital Delhi. Southern cities, Hyderabad and Chennai get third and fifth spots respectively.
The scale of the survey includes 19,000 engineering student samples across India.
Himanshu Aggarwal, founder and director, Aspiring Minds, said, “In India, Bangalore is the engineers’ Mecca. It offers growth, options and a community of like-minded people. Bangalore has undoubtedly the largest base in terms of IT companies, opportunities and an existing engineering population.” Well, that is just one part of the story. Biotechnology (BT) is another sector which attracts a huge mass of prospective employees from all over the country. Biotech pioneer Kiran Mazumdar- Shaw said, “In this field, Bangalore has the largest number of opportunities for engineering students. As there are a large number of BT firms, the ecosystem is very good. There are a lot of young engineers and scientists who come up with innovative ideas and set up organisations which makes a lot of difference in evoking interest among young graduates,” she explained.
Techie Chandi Prasad of Orissa now settled in Bangalore said, “Compared to Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, Bangalore has more opportunities.” Bangalore has a range of jobs and there is a demand for good people, said Mohandas Pai, Director, HR, Infosys Technologies.
source: http://www.expressbuzz.com / Chokkapan S / Express News Service / Mar 03rd, 2011