All were placed in MNC’s with a very handsome package
The country’s first ever all-women batch of B.Tech mechanical
engineers is all set to pass out from the Cummins College of Engineering for Women
(CoEW) Pune, here.
The batch of 65 women, who will be honoured at a special function at the college
on Thursday, have landed jobs with packages ranging between Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 6
lakh per annum at leading firms, including global multinationals.
In the past, there have been instances of individual girls having secured mechanical
engineering degree from a co-ed technical institution. However, they represent a
relatively minuscule section of a field that has traditionally been a male bastion.
Most engineering colleges for women don’t have mechanical engineering branches due
to conventional belief that it is not suited for women. The job requires work at
industry shop floor and on machines. Besides, apprehensions about securing a job
or facing problems at work place exist.
Companies like General Electrics (GE), Eaton, Bosch, Atlas Copco, Cummins, Honeywell,
Jasubai Engineering, John Deere, Tata Consultancy Services, Thermax, Tata Motors
and Mercedes Benz are the recruiters, Cummins CoEWs training and placement officer,
Rohini Mulay, told TOI on Wednesday (10th August).
The response from the industry has been phenomenal, said Rutuja Jagtap,who got placed
as an associate engineer with Eaton before opting for a prestigious operation management
leadership programme at GE. Only four Indians are part of the 100 students selected
from across the world by GE for this programme.
Rutuja, who is now preparing to leave for the US, said, A majority of the mechanical
industry firms are recruiting young graduates, including women, on a large scale
for activities relating to the design and the shop floor parts.
Courtesy: Times of India