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IIT Madras placement: Great performance on Day 1

IIT Madras placement on the first day has been worth praising with 123 offers being maded to students.

The entire IIT Madras placement process is being conducted online this year and top recruiters were Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Bajaj Auto, ISRO, Alphonso and Qualcomm.

The 123 offers made during this IIT Madras placement came from 22 companies during the first day’s session 1.1 that took place on 1 December.

This is higher than any of the preceding Academic Years. During the last academic year of 2019-20, IIT Madras placement witnessed 102 offers being made by 20 companies at the end of Session 1.1.

The Phase I of IIT Madras placements is expected to continue till 8 December.

IIT Madras placement: Great performance on Day 1
The session 1.1 of IIT Madras placements began at 7 am and concluded at 2 pm on 1 December. It saw the participation of 22 companies covering 43 job profiles.

The second and final slot of day one of IIT Madras placement was conducted between 4 pm and 11 pm on that day, 24 companies with 48 profiles were scheduled to participate.

These companies included TSMC, KLA Tencor, GE and Wipro.

Speaking anout conducting IIT Madras placement process online, Professor C.S. Shankar Ram, Advisor (Training and Placement), IIT Madras, said the IIT Madras placement team has worked with our recruiting partners to seamlessly enable this transition.

‘I am happy to share that we have exceeded the number of offers made in the 1.1 session from the previous academic year.’

I am optimistic that a similar trend would continue over the next few days, he said.

The top recruiters in session 1.1 of IIT Madras placement are given below along with the offers they made:

$ Microsoft – 19 Offers

$ Texas Instruments – 12 Offers

$ Bajaj Auto – 10 Offers

$ ISRO – 10 Offers

$ Alphonso Inc – 9 Offers

$ Qualcomm – 8 Offers

A total of 1,443 students have registered for taking part in IIT Madras placement in the 2020-21 academic year, across different streams of study.

The total number of companies registered for Phase I of IIT Madras placement are 256. They will be recruiting for a total of 472 profiles.

Also even startups too are actively taking part in IIT Madras placement process. As many as 71 start-ups have registered for recruitment in the ongoing academic year 2020-21.

Sharing his experience on the online placement process this year, IIT Madras placement head (undergraduate) Mr. Pranjal Jain said the IIT Madras placement process, though conducted virtually for the first time, was very well organized.

IIT Madras-placement team and companies were well prepared and have scheduled the interviews to avoid conflicts, he said.

Speaking about the experience in taking part in the online placement, Mr. Dhruv Sriram, a student from Aerospace Engineering department said the placement session of 2020-21 was definitely a challenging experience for students, organisers and companies alike.

It was heartening to see the administration and the students of the IIT Madras placement committee rallying behind us to ensure a seamless virtual experience at each stage.

Three words that best describe this placement season for me would be Empathy, Technology and Collaboration.

Overall, a fantastic experience that would serve as a template for how placements may be conducted in the future across the country, he said.

About IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) was established in 1959 by the Government of India as an ‘Institute of National Importance.’

The activities of the Institute in various fields of Science and Technology are carried out in 16 academic departments and several advanced interdisciplinary research academic centres.

The Institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to B.Tech., M.Sc., M.B.A., M.Tech., M.S., and Ph.D., degrees in a variety of specialisations.

IITM is a residential institute with more than 580 faculty and 9,500 students. Students from 18 countries are enrolled here. IITM fosters an active entrepreneurial culture with strong curricular support and through the IITM Incubation Cell.

IITM has been ranked No.1 in the ‘Overall’ Category for the second consecutive year in India Ranking 2020 released by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Education, Government of India.

The Institute has also been ranked No.1 in the ‘Engineering Institutions’ category in the same Rankings for five consecutive years – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

It was also adjudged as the ‘Top innovative Institution’ in the country in Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) in 2019 and 2020.

ARIIA Ranking was launched by Innovation Cell of Ministry of Education.