Madras students get 540 job offers in first four days

In less than a week, the placement exercise organised by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, saw more than 500 students hired by local and foreign recruiters, officials said. The institute said over 200 offers, including 20 global ones, were made on the inaugural day itself. "We hope that this trend continues for the rest of the placement season".

The hiring spree included 25 worldwide companies with the first phase of placements commencing on Dec 1 until Dec 15 while the second one will begin in January, Business Standard reported. "Even though the "Graveyard" session, which was held mainly to facilitate interviews with recruiters in the USA, was scrapped this year, the total number of global offers has increased from 10 last year to 22 in the first four days", he added. We try to ensure that all kinds of job profiles get a fair representation in the roster.

Students also bagged over 150 pre-placement offers, of which over 80 were accepted. "Among the worldwide offers, a maximum of six offers was fetched from Microsoft on December 1", a statement from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi read. Among national recruiters, 30 offers came from INTEL.

The IIT Delhi claims that it follows the precedent because it feels that undue publicity to packages have the effect of "devaluing" national placements over the worldwide ones.

"Placements had started on a very optimistic note this year". Over 300 organisations across sectors offering over 500 job roles have already registered for placements. Nikhil Chaturvedi has got an offer with Microsoft at their Redmond office in the US.

"I love coding and this will be a great platform to hone my skills", he said. Phase one of the placements will continue till December 15 and phase two will start from January 2018.

IIT-Delhi has decided, as a policy, not to mention high-value packages in its placement information.