In less than a week, the placement exercise organised by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, saw more than 500 students hired by local and foreign recruiters, officials said.
The hiring spree included 25 international companies with the first phase of placements commencing on Dec 1 until Dec 15 while the second one will begin in January, Business Standard reported.
“The international offers came from companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, the US, Amsterdam and Japan. Among the international offers, a maximum of six offers were fetched from Microsoft on Dec 1,” the IIT said.
The statement said chipset maker Intel made the highest amount of offer with 30 placements while the Indian Space Research Organisation, a government body, was among recruiters that participated in the first day of the drive.
I.N. Kar, professor-in-charge of placement at IIT Delhi said:
“Placements had started on a very optimistic note this year. We hope that this trend continues for the rest of the placement season.”
The drive saw over 300 organisations across sectors handing out 500 job vacancies that have been registered and awaiting placements within the next few days.
“However, some students, who bagged international placements on Dec 1, preferred to opt for other options in India,” the institute said, as quoted by Hindustan Times.
The IIT did not reveal the exact worth of the high-value packages, saying it felt undue publicity on the matter would devalue national placements over the international placements, among others.
“We try to ensure that all kinds of job profiles get a fair representation on the roster. We also strive to ensure that all kinds of students get a chance to be interviewed,” Anishya Madan, placement officer at the training and placement cell of the institute, said.
Sanjana Garg, a Chemical Engineering student who nailed 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.”
Another student, Nikhil Chaturvedi, who got an offer from Microsoft in Redmond, US, said he was excited to start the job.
“I love coding and this will be a great platform to hone my skills,” he said.