This year Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras students have been blessed with more opportunities than the gone year. “The job offers during the Phase I of Placements for 2018-19 Academic year are considerably more in comparison with the preceding year”, said a statement from the institute.
Total number of offers on Day 3 increased by nearly 30% as compared to last year. During the first three days of Phase I Placements (1st – 3rd Dec 2018), 133 companies made 680 offers to IIT Madras students.
When combined with the Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) of 136, the total number of offers stands at 816 at the end of Day Three.
During 2017-18 Academic Year, 526 offer (643 including PPOs) were made by 106 companies at the end of Day Three.
The institute saw job offers from startups as well. 20 Startups have made 78 offers at the end of Day 3.
Speaking about this year’s placements, Prof Manu Santhanam, Advisor (Placements), IIT Madras, said, “We have had a great start to this year’s placements. We hope the strong trend continues over the next four days as well. ”
Marking a strong growth in the Data Science / Data Analytics sector, out of 680 offers, more than 90 were for them. The Highest number of offers came from Micron Technology, Inc (26), Intel Technology India Pvt Ltd (26), Microsoft (25), Citibank (22), Qualcomm (21) and EY (17).
At the end of Day Three, IIT Madras recorded 13 International job offers from companies like Microsoft (4), Uber (1), Rubrik (1), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (1), Micron Technology Inc (5) and CleanMax Solar (1).
The current placement session for post-graduate students (including Masters’ and PhD) has also seen a boom as number of placements by the end of the 3rd day was 374 for post-graduate students as compared to 307 for the last year. The rise in placements shows that IIT Madras has good specialized degree programs.