We had a real charming time for the period 1975-1980 at our college. Staying away at Hostel from houses added to our independence and we got a chance to closely mix with people of varied taste and culture.All our batchmates still cherish the college days and our bonding with college/hostel was so strong that even now, every year a group of about 25 to 30 from our batch try to visit the campus to recollect the old memories.
The curriculam was semester based and corrrectly oriented towards Industry application.The practical classes were very well thought of and we had exposure to many important industries of Bengal. We had summer internship programs in both our 4th and 5 th year which helped us gain insight of the industries which inturn helped us in our professional life.
With the participation of students& teachers we had a small placement group which was taking care of the internships also.Apart from Indian navy, many state level public sector companies recruited from campus.Those days the CPSU s used to conduct their own exams for placement followed by interview. We attended special grooming classes which helped us getting placement in leading PSUs.
Being the only Engineering college of North Bengal in 1975-80, we used to conduct annual college function in a grand scale where many celebrities of Bengal in the field of art and culture used to participate. As a matter of fact the whole of Jalpaiguri district used to wait for this event. Apart from the annual cultural program, we used to conduct Marathon races etc to promote harmony between students and the local people. For the benefit of students we organized lectures from industry bigwigs.
Being a government engineering college, there was no room for charging capitation fees etc at the time of admission. The overall fee structure was very nominal those days and there used to be Government scholarships for meritorious and needy students. No additional fees were charged during admission. There used to be complete transparency in the fee breakdown.
Scholarships used to get awarded on merit cum need basis. We had to apply in prescribed format and submit to Principal sir for his approvel. Once approved it used to go to Govt of west bengal and final award money used to come from government. The average sum was Rs.1200 per annum.
The campus life was very calm and quiet and ideal for studies.It was far off from the main city amid lush green surroundings. In fact a very reputed tea garden of Duncun group was adjacent to our campus. During winter,on clear days we used to have clear view of Kanchanjungha peak just sitting in the terrace.The hostel was very vibrant with Grand feast twice a month in the mess. The intermixing with students of different batch was very free. There was no caste/religion feeling and we saw people from very remote village of sikkim, Mizoram or Nagaland used to mix freely with us.The food quality was very good and it used to meet any good standard in those days.(1975-80)
We were alotted hostel at the time of admission where each room was shared by three students of the same batch. Fourth year onwards we had single room facility and it continued till we graduated.The hostel fees were very nominal. It started with Rs.2400 per annum and ended with Rs.4000/- per annum at the time of passing out. Ours was a five year course (1975-1980)
We have very strong alumni network both at college and at Kolkata. In fact we got very good guidance from our college seniors which helped us in cracking competitive exams. In fact for me a very good vocational training was organised by one of my college senior. Now after having spent 37 years in Industry we try to guide the present final year students for good placements and also recommend them at verious industries for internship/placement.
Admission was thru Joint Entrance Examination of West Bengal Board of Examination for admission to Engineering Degree Colleges for the year 1975. Based on the examination a merit list was prepared and the selection to respective college and stream was done based on this merit list and the selection interview.
In our Mechanical Engineering discipline we had about 12 lecturers with an average age of 40.Many of them were holding doctorate degrees while the rest was post graduates. They were having latest curriculam details of different institutions and few of them had industry experience also. This has helped our batch to a great extent.
Students become for campusing from the 7th semester. Companies like Amazon, L&T, Zifo, Practice, Cognizant, Chegg etc have visited our college for placements. The highest package offered was 11 LPA by Amazon. I would opt for post-graduate after I get the degree.
From the 7th semester onwards the students are eligible to participate in the campus placement drive. Companies like TCS, CTS, Amazon, LTI, TCG, Edwisor, BYJUS hire students through online exams, gd and interview sessions. The average package varies between 3.5 to 4 lakh per annum. Core companies like Zifo R&D Solutions also recruit students on campus. Our college also provides pre-placement, training classes. For IT companies an individual needs to develop their coding skills from the beginning and work hard on it. For core companies, students need to have a deeper insight into their respective field and try to undergo training programs during semester breaks to gain a more practical and industry-related approach. I plan to opt for higher studies after graduation.
From the 7th semester, students have become eligible to join the campaign and get the opportunity from the companies. TCS NINJA, Cognizant, TCS, Capgemini, Honda etc companies are the Mas requirements of our college. Our highest package is 30 lakhs per anum, and the average package is 6-7 lakhs. 75% of students get placement every year in many companies. I want to finish my MTech.
Students become eligible for placement after the 5th semester. Companies like TCS, Cognizant, Infosys, Siemens, Amazon, ZS, Thoughtworks, Medtronic. BME department has more than 90% placement percentage. The highest package offered is 12 LPA while the average package is 4 LPA. Many students opt for higher studies abroad. I have already cleared GATE BME and so after getting a degree, I want to pursue a Master's degree and research in India/abroad.
Placements are quite good in my department that is ECE. This year the placement offers went up to around 16 LPA. There were some seniors with 2-3 job offers. In short, it was enough as a starting salary for a new graduate student with no experience in India.
The placement is very excellent. After our sixth semester, we are eligible for our campus placement. TCS, byju's , Wipro, cognizant, Intel, Amazon, Microsoft different types of companies come to our college. The highest package is nearly 10-15 lakh per annum and the average package is 3.5-4 lakh per annum. Nearly 85-90 present students get their placement from our college.
As it is a new college only one batch is passed till now. Some of them are placed in TCS, WIPRO, COGNIZANT, INFOSYS, etc. Many of our seniors are placed through off-campus drive also. Some of our seniors cracked the GATE exam with under AIR 900 rank. The highest package is 5lakh and the average package is 3.8 LPA.
JU has a wonderful placement record for students of the fourth year. The highest package is 42lpa while the average is 19 lpa.80% of students become eligible for placements. More than 150 companies visit the campus. While I plan to pursue an MBA degree by giving either CAT/GRE.
From 1st sem, every student is eligible for internship and in the last sem everyone gets a chance to sit in job placement. TCS, Wipro, Adobe and lot more company visits and 10 offers are made nearly. 95 student voting placed. I have a plan of opening my own business.
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