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IIT-M students get 123 offers in first round of placements

Recruitment process goes online due to the pandemic

This year’s campus placement at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) began with 123 offers being made on the first day on Tuesday. The entire placement process has gone online due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

As many as 22 companies participated and had 43 job profiles. Last year, 102 offers were made by 20 companies in the first session. As many as 1,443 students have registered for the placements.

Recruiters in the first session included Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Bajaj Auto, ISRO, Alphonso and Qualcomm.

The first session began at 7 a.m. and ended at 2 p.m. In the second session that began at 4 p.m. and ended at 11 p.m, 24 companies with 48 profiles participated. The results of the offers made will be released on Wednesday. Companies that participated in the second session included TSMC, KLA, Tencor, GE and Wipro. The first round of the first phase of the placements will end on December 8. A total of 256 companies have registered with 472 profiles.

C.S. Shankar Ram, adviser (training and placement) at the institute, said the placement team worked with the recruiting partners “to seamlessly enable the transition” from the offline mode to the online mode due to precautions for COVID-19. “It involved a lot of planning,” he said.