Chennai: In a bright start to the placement season, students from IIT Madras has got 540 offers from 144 companies in the first four days which is an increase of 10 per cent compared to past year.
The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) is not only known for excellence in academic standards but also for maintaining high values and ethics, as contrary to the other institutes which take pride in declaring the highest paid jobs bagged by their students in the campus placements, the IIT-D follows the policy of not mentioning the high-value packages in their placement.
The institute has received 22 worldwide offers so far. "Among the global offers, a maximum of six offers was fetched from Microsoft on December 1", the IIT said.
"The global offers came from companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, the US, Amsterdam and Japan".
Among the national recruiters, a maximum number of offers (30) came from INTEL while the Indian Space Research Organisation, a government body, participated among the recruiters on the first day of placements. "We hope that this trend continues for the rest of the placement season".
Sanjana Garg, a student of Chemical Engineering who got a job with Boston Consulting Group on the first day, said: "I had prepared a lot for the placements which included attempting an extensive round of mock interviews, case preparation and technical discussions with my seniors". It felt that undue publicity given to packages have the effect of devaluing national placements over worldwide placements as well as core jobs over finance and consulting jobs.
"Placements had started on a very optimistic note this year".
Over 300 organisations across sectors offering over 500 job roles have already registered for placements in the coming few days.
Another student, Nikhil Chaturvedi, who got an offer with Microsoft in Redmond, US, said he was excited to start the job. The phase 1 of the placements will continue till December 15 afterwards the phase 2 will commence from January 2018.