IIT Madras saw the highest number of job offers ever for campus placements in its history with 888 offers made from 195 companies in first phase, which concluded today. The second phase begins in the second half of January 2019.
With the 136 pre-placement offers (PPO), the total number of offers is 1,024, says a press release from IIT Madras. The previous high was during 2014-15 academic year when 1,019 offers, including for MBA, were received. The current year’s data is without MBA.
Around 1,300 students had registered for the campus placements during 2018-19. There were more than 490 job profiles from nearly 326 companies during phase I of placements held between December 1 and 8. Out of the registered companies, 195 visited the institute for recruitment in phase I. The top recruiters (in terms of job offers) during 2018-19 include Micron Technology, Intel Technology India , Microsoft, Citibank and Qualcomm, the release said.
Manu Santhanam, Advisor (Placement), IIT Madras, said, “We had an excellent Phase I this year – in spite of the reduced duration of only eight days – which saw us breaching the 1000 offers mark (including PPOs). The demand for students in the computing and analytics sectors was strong. We expect more core companies to come in Phase II.”