Rising above: Chandigarh Group of Colleges Jhanjeri’s (CGC-J) record-breaking placements

Chandigarh Group of Colleges Jhanjeri (CGC-J) enjoyed a banner year for placements, marking a significant achievement for the 2024 graduating batch. With over 800 job offers extended, and a record-breaking 650+ distinct offers, CGC-J continued to set new standards in student employability and industry engagement.

The 2024 batch of CGC-J attracted 450+ companies, including 100+ new recruiters, underscoring the growing trust and recognition that industry leaders have in CGC-J's academic excellence and talent pool. Esteemed companies such as Amazon, Meta, Capgemini, Pepsico, TruckX, Just Dial, Alpha Edge, Planet Spark, IBM, ICICI Prudential, and HDFC ERGO were among the prominent recruiters this year. This diverse range of companies highlights the high demand for CGC-J graduates and the institution's strong industry connections.

Program-specific achievements further exemplify the institution's success, with notable performances across B.Tech, MBA, and other undergraduate courses. Remarkably, 100% placement was achieved in the Mechanical Engineering, BBA, and M.Com programs, showcasing the effectiveness of CGC-J's comprehensive career support and academic excellence. Additionally, significant placement rates were recorded in the BCA, B.Tech, and MBA programs, with ongoing recruitments expected to further boost these figures.

CGC-J's placement success stands in stark contrast to the current trends in many other prestigious institutions. For instance, 36% of the latest batch of IIT Bombay failed to get placed, and there has been an 11% decrease in the number of job offers made across India's private engineering institutes, which are reporting a 50-70% drop in placements this year as macro challenges force companies to take a step back in terms of hiring.

The general sentiment is similar across the board, but is most prominent in the IT sector. According to multiple reports, many private colleges and universities are struggling to place the graduating students despite strategically moving ahead the placement season. Even the companies that are recruiting have drastically decreased the intake, leading to the current situation.

Against this backdrop, CGC-J's achievement of a 7-10% increase in placement percentage compared to the previous batches highlights the institution's relentless commitment to enhancing student career prospects through robust academic programs and strategic industry collaborations. The fact that the progress has been observed across streams and specialities adds even more weight to the achievement.

This year's outstanding placement performance underscores CGC-J's dedication to providing exceptional educational experiences and career opportunities, preparing students to excel in a dynamic global workforce. The institution remains committed to fostering an environment where students can thrive both academically and professionally, equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed in an interconnected world. CGC-J's consistent growth in placement rates over the last few years is a testament to its superior educational model and unwavering focus on student success.