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IIT Madras reports highest-ever job offers made on day one of placements

Indian Institute of Technology Madras ’ campus placements were held for the first time online and a total of 123 offers were made by 22 companies during Day One’s Session 1.1 on December 1. As per the institute, this is higher than any of the preceding academic years. “During the last academic year of 2019-20, 102 offers were made by 20 companies at the end of Session 1.1,” it said.

The big recruiters of this year’s first session include Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Bajaj Auto, ISRO, Alphonso, and Qualcomm. The Phase I of Placements is expected to continue till December 8. The top recruiters of Session 1.1 include Microsoft which made 19 offers followed by Texas Instruments, Bajaj Auto, ISRO, Alphonso Inc and Qualcomm.

A total of 1,443 students have registered for placements in the 2020-21session, across different streams of study. The total number of companies registered for Phase I of Placements is 256. They will be recruiting for a total of 472 profiles. As many as 71 start-ups have registered for recruitment in the ongoing academic year 2020-21.

Sharing the experience of the online placement process this year, Pranjal Jain, Under Graduate Placement Head, IIT Madras , said, “The placement process, though conducted virtually for the first time, was very well organized. The placement team and companies were well prepared and have scheduled the interviews to avoid conflicts.”

Elaborating on how the entire placement process is being conducted online this academic year due to the impact of COVID-19, prof. C.S. Shankar Ram, Advisor (Training and Placement), IIT Madras, said, “The 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.”