Top brands looking to hire professionals through campus recruitment drives are willing to shell out big bucks for freshers as well, provided the aspirants are deemed fit to meet their needs. Have a look at the list of the top 10 colleges with highest placement salaries to have a better idea:

T.A Pai Management Institute, Manipal/ TAPMI:The fact that this one features at the top of our list of highest paying degrees dispels that iota of doubt that management is indeed the most preferred career of the youth today. As a fresher with an MBA or the PDGM you are entitled to salaries around INR 7- INR 15 lakhs per year. However, there will be some major factors influencing the kind of earnings. The degree has to be attained from an A rated institute. With a host of management schools coming up every year with more number of students passing out, hirers have etched out effective methods to fish out and recognize true talent in this manner.

KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research: Over 150 positions from 98 top companies were up for the grabs in this campus this year. Infosys, IBM, Tata Motors, HCL Technology, ICICI Bank, Deloitte were part of the entire campus recruitment. Highest cost to company or CTC proposed was around INR 12 lakhs per annum while the average salary offered was around 7.4 lakhs.

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, (IIM-A): The success rate of this top rated management institute at campus recruitments is well known. In the recent past companies like IBM, Supermax, Accenture along with global names like the Royal Bank of Scotland had participated in the recruitment drive. The highest domestic salary offered was a whopping INR 32 lakh, while the proposed international pay stood at $40,577 approximately.

KIIT University: Eminent companies are a part of the campus recruitment drive in the six schools of this university dealing with law, engineering, rural management etc. While the list boasted of eminent visitors Microsoft, Deloitte US, Atkins, Siemens, the highest salary up for the grab was that of INR 16 lakh by Microsoft. Tata Steel and Intel India also offered approximate salaries of 8 lakhs per annum each

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay: Students of this reputed institution were offered highest salaries of more than INR 9.5 lakhs per annum in the recent times.

IIM Trichy: The recently concluded summer placements saw absorption of students in prominent sectors like Finance, Sales and Marketing, HR, Operations and Consulting. Highest domestic salary offered was around INR 1, 20,000 per annum.

Jagan Institute of Management Studies Group of Institutions: In the placements for the academic year 2010-2012, the highest salary range shot up to INR 8 lakhs and the average remuneration proposed was around INR 4.75 lakhs
Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur: With popular names like Bajaj Allianz, Accenture, Deloitte, Amazon etc in the list of prospective hirers, the maximum salary offered here went up to as high as INR 40 lakhs while average salary hovered around INR 16 lakhs

Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship (XIME), Bangalore and Symbiosis Institute of International Business in Pune are other names in the list with highest proposed salaries of INR 9.40 lakhs and INR 10 lakhs respectively at the recently concluded placements.