A strong placement drive at IIT-Madras

According to IIT Madras, more students have been placed this year, with the number of girls almost doubling (109 to 206) compared to last year.
A strong placement drive at IIT-Madras

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Intel was the top recruiter and the company hired 29 students, mostly from the Computer Science Department. Citicorp Services, Samsung RnD, Bengaluru, Cognizant Technology Solutions and EATON were the other recruiters.
Fifty companies participated and even PSUs and Government agencies such as Indian Navy, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Coal India, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) visited the campus.
Prof. Manu Santhanam, Advisor, Training and Placement, IIT-Madras, said, “There was a marginal increase in the average (and median) salary.” He said, “Prof Santhanam had pointed out that a majority of graduating students are placed through the campus Placement Cell. However, some job opportunities also come through their respective department faculty via out-of-placement offers.” Students at IIT-Madras also have an option of deferring placements by one year for pursuing their start-up dreams, applying for higher education or preparing for civil services exams.
A press report from the institution says that the sector-wise analysis of the placement and recruiting companies reveals that there has been no shift in core and Research and Development as compared to the preceding year. While there has been a drop in Analytics/Consulting/Finance, this has been offset by increase in IT companies.

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