Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is all set for this year’s campus placement with as many as 85 companies expected to participate in the first phase, including several international and multinational firms. The Phase-1 of campus placement will commence on Sunday, 3rd December 2017, and will conclude on 22nd December. The second phase starts from 1st week of January 2018. In the last year (2016-17), phase 1 had about 70 companies visiting the campus, while the total companies in all phases were close to 130. This shows a healthy increase in the recruiters preferring IIT Hyderabad, compared to previous years.
The recruiters are seeking students for diverse sectors ranging from Core (Technical), Research and Development, Information Technology / Computer science, IT-Enabled Services, E-Commerce, Automotive/ Ancillaries and Hospitals / HealthCare, Design, Finance, and Consulting. A total of 424 students from different disciplines and departments of IIT Hyderabad have registered to appear for the campus placement of 2017-18.
Speaking of this year’s placement season, Dr. Pradeep Kumar Yemula, Faculty-in-Charge for Placements, IIT Hyderabad, said, “Placements at IIT Hyderabad, like any other institute activity, are led by students. A team of dynamic student placement coordinators has been working since April 2017, preparing for placements which will culminate in the final hiring process beginning on 3rd of December 2017. The faculty, staff, and administration are facilitators for the entire process. This year we look forward to breaking our own previous records and build a stronger brand for the Institute among the recruiters. The credit for this ultimately goes to the students who are doing exceedingly well in all areas of academics”.
Some of the prominent companies coming to IIT Hyderabad include Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), international companies such as Yahoo Japan and SMS DataTech. The companies visiting the Institute also include Microsoft Corporation, Goldman Sachs, the telecommunications equipment firm Qualcomm and the global investment management firm D. E. Shaw & Co. Each company has registered around three job profiles. Around four startups have also registered for placements.
On the pre-placement front, the institute has already witnessed a remarkable increase in Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) in this Academic Year of 2017-18. A total of 47 PPOs were offered to IIT Hyderabad students this year compared to 18 during the last year. Among the firms that issued PPOs include American E-commerce firm Amazon, Qualcomm, Samsung (Delhi), Boston Scientific and WorksApp.