IIT Hyderabad witnesses a surge in international offers
S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @Svs037
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-Hyderabad, IIT-H) has put up a good show on the placement front. Students getting international placements at IIT-H witnessed a surge with 38 students securing international offers during the first phase of placements for the academic year 2019-20.
The first phase of placements was conducted between 1 to 12 December this year. The second phase of placements is scheduled to happen in January next year. Sources further say, students secured a total of 271 offers from 96 companies by the end of Phase I of campus placements alone.
Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Jaguar Land Rover, Eaton, BNY Mellon, Bajaj Auto & TSMC were among the top recruiters. Dr.Pradeep Yemula, faculty in-charge (Placements), IIT Hyderabad said there is a significant increase in international offers this year when compared to last year.
For the current placement year 2019-20, we have received 38 international offers (as on 12 December 2019) from 15 companies across three countries namely USA, Japan and Taiwan, when compared to last placement year (2018-19), when we had received 22 international offers from eight companies across two countries namely Japan and Taiwan.
A total of 483 students registered for placements across departments for academic 2019-20. Most of the job offers came from companies from IT and ITES sectors. That’s not all, the institute is said to have crossed more than 80 percent of placement during the first phase for current placement year 2019-20 for circuit branches.
Including the accepted Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs), a total of 251 (single offers) students have already been placed at the end of Phase I placements for 2019-20 academic year. This compares favourably with the preceding academic year (2018-19) when the Institute had 239 (single offers) students (including 19 PPOs).
It is a matter of delight for us, said Pradeep. We surpassed our past year record of phases 1 and 2 in this year in phase 1 itself. ‘We had a surge in international offers, with 15 percent of placed students securing offers abroad. ‘Previous year nine percent of offers were international. The international research and academic collaborations of IIT-H are creating new opportunities for our students,’ he said.