IIT-M sees record offers in Phase I of placement season

THE HANS INDIA |   Dec 10,2018 , 05:10 AM IST

IIT-M sees record offers in Phase I of placement season
Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M), has recorded the highest number of offers it has received in the first phase of placement season which concluded Saturday. As many as 888 offers were made by 195 companies, including the 136 pre-placement offers, taking the total number of offers to 1,024, a press release said.

The previous highest placement offers were in 2014-15 when there were 1,019, the release said. Some of the top companies which selected the maximum number of candidates include Micron Technology, Intel Technology, Microsoft, Citibank, Qualcomm, it said. Around 1,300 students had registered for the campus placement season during 2018-19 and there were more than 490 job profiles from nearly 326 companies during the phase I of placements held between December 1 and 8, 2018, the release said.

"We had an excellent Phase I this year in spite of the reduced duration of only eight days. The demand for students in computing and analytics sectors was strong...", the release quoted IIT Madras, Advisor(placement), professor Manu Santhanam as saying. "We expect more companies to come in Phase II", he said. Companies engaged in research and development recorded the maximum number of placements making 346 offers followed by IT 290, analytics and finance verticals 248, the release added.

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