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IIT Madras Placements First Session 123 Jobs Offered by 22 Companies

Indian Institute of Technology Madras conducted the first session of its placement drive on December 1, 2020. According to reports, 123 offers were made in total by 22 companies in the first session. In spite of the COVID-19 situation IIT Madras this year has higher offers than any preceding academic years. Last year, the institute was made 102 offers by 20 companies by the end of the first session of placements.

The companies which have offered jobs for the students this academic year include Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Bajaj Auto, ISRO, Alphonso and Qualcomm. Phase one placements for IIT Madras are expected to continue until December 8, 2020 and the placements commence at 7 am everyday and conclude by 2 PM. a total of 22 companies participated in the placements offering 43 jobs.

The second and final slot for the placements will be conducted between 4 PM and 11 PM today with 24 companies with 48 profiles. The companies in the final slot of the placements include TSMC, KLA Tencor, GE, and Wipro.

Placement offers exceed from previous year

Speaking about the placement and the process conducted online Prof. CS Shankar Ram, Advisor (Training and Placement), IIT Madras stated that the placement team has worked with the recruiting partners to seamlessly enable the transition. He also pointed out that the institute had exceeded the number of offers made in the first session compared to the previous academic year and is hopeful that a similar trend will continue in the coming days.

Top Recruiters

The top offers made include Microsoft (19), Texas Instruments (12), Bajaj Auto (10), ISRO (100, Alphonso Inc (9), and Qualcomm (8). A total of 1443 students registered for the placements across the different streams and close to 256 companies will be recruiting for 472 profiles. 71 startups have also registered for the recruitment process for the 2020-21 batch.

The placement drive is being conducted online for the students for the first time keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation and the safety protocols and guidelines in place for the students.