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Google retained its position as the most preferred employer among engineering students even in 2013, said a Nielsen survey.

"The IT story in India is going strong, and with the increasing focus on personal technology, the sector and its different specialisations are still favoured by students," Nielsen India Executive Director Dinesh Kapoor said in a statement.

The survey by Nielsen, market insights and information provider, took responses of over 2,500 students in July-August 2012 across in 73 technology colleges in India to measure and monitor their attitudes and perceptions towards career preferences and potential recruiters.

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Rank 1: Google

Google Search is a web search engine owned by Google Inc.

Google Search is the most-used search engine on the World Wide Web, receiving several hundred million queries each day through its various services.

Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Craig Silverstein a Stanford graduate was Google's first employee.

Google is headquartered at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California.

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Rank 2: Microsoft

The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975.

It is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues.

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

The company develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing.

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Rank 3: Infosys

Infosys Limited is an Indian multinational provider of business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services.

Headquartered in Bengaluru, Infosys is the third-largest India-based IT services company by 2012 revenues.

Of this revenue, the majority comes from international business.

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Rank 4: Tata Consultancy Services

Tata Consultancy Services Limited is an Indian multinational information technology services, business solutions and outsourcing services company.

Headquartered in Mumbai, TCS is a subsidiary of the Tata Group.

It is one of India's most valuable companies and is the largest India-based IT services company by 2012 revenues.

TCS has more than 200,000 employees.

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Rank 5: IBM

International Business Machines Corporation is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation.

Nicknamed 'Big Blue' for its official corporate colour, IBM has been well known through most of its recent history as the world's largest computer company and systems integrator.

Headquartered in Armonk, New York, IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

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Rank 6: Facebook

Facebook is a social networking service launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook, Inc.

As of September 2012, Facebook has over one billion active users.

Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile.

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.

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Rank 7: BHEL

BHEL is among the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy-related/infrastructure sector.

The company was established more than 40 years ago and the company has been making profits since 1971-72 and paying dividends since 1976-77.

It is engaged in the design, engineering, manufacture, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products and services for the core sectors of the economy, viz. Power, Transmission, Industry, Transportation, Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas and Defence.

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Rank 8: L&T

Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) is a technology, engineering, construction and manufacturing company.

Headquartered in Mumbai, the company has business interests in engineering, construction, manufacturing goods, information technology and financial services.

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Rank 9: Wipro

Wipro Limited is an information technology consulting and outsourcing service company.

Wipro is the second largest IT services company in India.

Its subsidiary, Wipro Enterprises Ltd., offers consumer care, lighting, healthcare, and infrastructure engineering.

Located in Bengaluru, the company had 140,000 employees in 54 countries as of 2012.

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Rank 10: NTPC

NTPC Limited is one of the largest Indian state-owned electric utilities companies based in New Delhi.

It was founded on November 7, 1975.

NTPC's core business is engineering, construction and operation of power generating plants and providing consultancy to power utilities in India and abroad.

With an electric power generating capacity of 40,174 MW, NTPC has embarked on plans to become a 75,000 MW company by 2017.

On May 21, 2010, NTPCL was conferred Maharatna status by the Union Government of India.

 


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