The students of IIT Madras received a total of 968 offers from 256 companies that had registered for placements this year. Among these, there were 19 international offers. During 2016-17, a total of 817 students were placed (66% of all registered). A total of 95 students were placed through Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) in 2017-18. A total of 114 PPOs were made as against 73 in the preceding year, an increase of 56 per cent, with several offers from large firms such as Microsoft, Qualcomm and Goldman Sachs.
Prof Manu Santhanam, Advisor, Training and Placement, IIT-Madras, said, “This year saw a large number of post-graduate students getting placed (including MS and PhD research scholars), primarily because of the concerted efforts of the placement staff and the student team”. The increasing trend witnessed in placement of postgraduates and research scholars indicates that the industry is increasingly opting to recruit IIT Madras students to undertake cutting-edge research and development.
Overall trends in sector-wise recruitment remained the same withcore and IT being the leading recruiters. The sector-wise analysis indicates that nearly 45% of the placements were in core engineering and R&D companies, while 28% were in Analytics/Consulting/Finance, and 22% in IT. A total of 38 start-ups also participated in the placements this year. They made a total of 101 offers, of which 83 were accepted.
The top five
Citi : 25 Offers
Intel : 20 offers
EXL Services : 19 offers
Flipkart : 18 offers
HCL : 17 offers