IIT Delhi placements 2018: These students get big jobs news; check massive numbers
The first phase of placement season at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has ended with over 750 students getting job offers of their choice. The institution said that these students received over 900 offers. There was a 20% increase in the number of companies visiting the campus and 22% increase in the number of selections up to this point of last year. More companies are expected to visit IIT-D during the second phase which spans from January to May. A total of 43 students have been selected for opportunities abroad from the European region, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, US etc. with 33 opting to explore these opportunities further.
The institution said that it had also provided students with various facilities, training sessions and workshops to help them prepare for the coming season. The institute also organised a Career Conclave with the theme of "Prism of Possibilities: Visualise, Improvise, Realise" prior to the start of campus interviews with a view to help students make more informed career choices.
"The conclave invited senior officials from companies across sectors to help students get a better understanding of career opportunities available in the sector. The format of the conclave was based on panel discussions followed by interactive sessions with the speakers. The institute also organised Industry Day to enhance research based connections with industry," it said, in a press statement.
Over 70% students were placed in the Core jobs (since companies offering Information Technology profiles are core to many streams including Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics etc., and companies registered under the Others category include those offering technical profiles).
Talking about the placements, Prof. S Dharmaraja, Head T&P said, "As we expected offers from core companies increased. Core companies including those registering under the domain of Information Technology and Others yielded over 70% offers."
Meanwhile, Anishya Madan, Industry Liaison Officer, (T&P), said, "The efforts of the entire placement team of staff and volunteers coupled with the positive reaction from industry this year has translated into these hiring numbers. We hope this trend continues till the end of the season."
The institution said that students also bagged over 160 PPOs of which around 90 were accepted. It added that a few students opted for the deferred placement options of the institute available to students interested in pursuing their start-up dreams.
IIT Delhi expects another 150 companies during the next phase of placements.