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The 6 most preferred Indian cities for engineering jobs

Last updated on: March 2, 2011 15:26 IST

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Bengaluru most preferred job city for engineering students

Seven out of every 10 engineering students in India prefer Bengaluru as their 'first job' city, ahead of the capital Delhi, reveals a survey.

According to employability measurement and recruitment firm Aspiring Minds Research Cell, about 72 per cent of the engineering students surveyed voted for Bengaluru as the most preferred destination to work in.

"In India, Bengaluru is the engineers' Mecca. It offers growth, options and a community of like-minded people.

Bengaluru has undoubtedly the largest base in terms of IT companies, opportunities and an existing engineering population," Aspiring Minds founder and director Himanshu Aggarwal said.

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2. New Delhi

Bengaluru was followed by New Delhi, which was preferred by 32 per cent of the respondents.

The survey took into account the views of 19,000 engineering students across India. It was undertaken to determine the city preferences of students and allowed the respondents to specify up to three cities.

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3. Hyderabad

Hyderabad was the favourite among 31 per cent of the students surveyed and, thus, the third most preferred city for employment for engineering students.

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4. Pune

In the fourth place is Pune, with 30 per cent of the respondents voting for the city.

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5. Chennai

Chennai is the fifth most preferred job city for engineering students in India. It was favoured by 23 per cent of students.

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6. Mumbai

Mumbai, surprisingly, is the last on the list of 6 top cities for jobs.

Regional preferences emerge strongly, as students from the South, West and North of the country voted for Bengaluru, Pune and Delhi, respectively, as their favourite city. For easterners, Bengaluru was the favourable option.

Chandigarh and Mysore also emerged as preferred destinations for engineering students in the survey.


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