IIT-M sees 15% increase in campus placements

Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology Madras witnessed another successful year in campus placements, which broke new grounds during 2018-19 and shattered previous records.

As many as 964 students got placed during the campus recruitment for the academic year 2018-19, including 97 students who got Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs). This figure of 964 marks an increase of more than 15 per cent when compared with the preceding year when 834 students got placed, including PPOs, a press release said.

The campus placements were conducted in two phases with phase one from 1 to 8 December 2018 and the next one in the second half of January 2019.

The total number of students registered for placements was around 1,300. During 2018-19 campus placements, IIT Madras students received a total of 1,146 offers (including 136 PPOs) from 298 companies that had registered for placements for 2018-19. Among these, there were 21 international offers.

The top five recruiters were Micron (26 offers), Intel India Technology Pvt. Ltd (26), Citibank (23), Microsoft (22) and Qualcomm (21). A total of 51 startups also participated in the placements this year. They made a total of 121 offers, of which 97 were accepted. The leading sectors in startup recruitment were IT (21per cent) followed by Analytics (16 per cent), the release said.

NT Bureau