IIT-M students get more pre-placement offers this year

IIT-M students get more pre-placement offers this year

Institute to commence its placement on 1 December; 170 companies have registered so far
Indian Institute of Technology-Madras students has so far received 158 pre-placement offers (PPOs) this year, compared to 135 in the previous academic year.

41% of PPOs are focused on core research and development and 25% are from analytics, consulting and financing. The third major share comes from the information technology sector at 21%.

The institute will begin its first placement session on 1 December, for which 1,334 students have registered. So far, 170 companies have registered, including 54 start-ups. Of the 322 profiles on offer, 35 are international in nature.

A strong season?

The major recruiters are from the core and research and development sectors. Among them, Qualcomm, Intel, and Samsung Research were the top recruiters, institute officials said.

“The trend of increasing PPOs through our internship program continues this year as well. It is expected that a strong placement is a precursor to the season, ”C. Shankar Ram, consultant (training and placement) said.

On the first day of the internship on 11 August, 20 companies visited the campus and 147 offers were made, which is 60% higher than what was offered during the same period last year.

The establishment of a separate unit for internships helped the institute to get more PPOs and the students got jobs at a later date.

From this year, internship services have also been extended to M.Tech students. Internship advisor Ravi Kumar said that the structured course requirement for BTech was mandatory in the third year internship. “It was not easy with M.Tech, as students join in August and go for a summer internship next April. This year, we took the initiative to put them on board. We are trying to see if MS and Ph.D. students can also be brought under the umbrella to enable them to interact with the industry.

The companies that offered the highest number of PPOs are Qualcomm-23; Samsung Research (Noida, Delhi, Bangalore United) - 8; AB InBev- 8; Texas Instruments- 8 and Intel- 7.

Mr. Shankar Ram said that companies were made aware of the research done at the institute and encouraged to open profiles for MS and Ph.D. students. Such negotiations encouraged companies to spend on research and development facilities.

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