IIT Hyderabad students receive 213 offers from 80 Companies at the end of Placements Phase I

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Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad saw as many as 213 offers made from 80 companies during the Phase I of Campus Placements for 2018-19, which concluded on Saturday, 22nd December 2018. This compares favorably with the same time last year (2017-18) when 191 students (including PPOs) had been placed in 68 companies.

A total of 418 students registered for Phase I of placements, held between 1st and 22nd December 2018. IIT Hyderabad students have already accepted 17 pre-placement offers (PPOs) from companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Schlumberger, Qualcomm, Goldmansachs, Swiggy, Electronic Arts and DeShaw. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) also recruited two students during 2018-19

2016-17 (Entire Year)

2017-18 (Entire Year)

2018-19 (Only Phase I)

Students Registered

385

424

418

Job Offers (Including PPOs)

271

268

213

Speaking about the Phase I placements of 2018-19, Dr. Amit Acharyya, Acting Faculty-in-charge of Placements, IIT Hyderabad, said, “I am very happy to see that the demand for IITH students of all levels be it UG, PG or PhDs, are at its peak. So many students including the PhDs are getting offers from companies within the country as well as abroad. I’m happy to inform that the TSMC has offered many PhD research scholars also from IITH. Many Japanese companies have shown their interest in our students and more than 10 Japanese companies visited the campus this year.”

Further, he added, “There were some Pre Placement offers as well to some of our students. All in all, just in last three weeks, IITH saw overwhelming responses from the industries as well as PSU in recruiting the students from the IITH. Our Placement team along with the students’ volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure every process goes smoothly. We also received an enormous amount of support from our Administration and our faculty colleagues who helped facilitated the Placement drive.”

Prominent first-time recruiters that came for Phase I Placements include Softbank, Mercari, Toyota Research, Toshiba INC. TSMC (Taiwan semicondcutors), Yokogawa electric corporation, Annotation Inc..Denso, Barclays and Oppo. Traditional recruiters include Flipkart, Amazon, Samsung, Xilinx, Qualcomm, Maruti, ISRO, GE and TCS.

The top recruiters (in terms of no of job offers) during 2018-19 include:

1. TCS – 15 offers

2. Mathworks – 12 offers

3. L&T Constructions – 09 offers

Speaking about their placement experience, Ms. Nehal Mamgain (M.Tech-CSE), “I am happy to receive a job at TRI-AD Toyota Research Institute – Advance Development Tokyo which is a reputable company and is at the forefront of its research and engineering ventures. I consider myself fortunate that I will be able to apply the knowledge learned for my thesis work and pursue that as a vocation.”

Mr. Abhijeet Sanjay Bhure (B.Tech-CSE) said, “I am excited about my offer at Mercari Japan. This year has seen a huge increase in students getting placed in international, especially Japanese companies. It is a good change that IITH has seen; catalysing the exchange of culture and talent between countries and thereby strengthening global bonding. I hope this recruitment grows for the good in the coming years.”

This year also saw the total number of international offers go up to 22 by the end of Phase I as compared to 8 for whole of last academic year (2017-18). The Top Five International recruiters (in terms of job offers) during 2018-19 include:

I. TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductors) – 05 offers

II. Mercari – 04 offers

III. Yokogawa – 03 offers

IV. Softbank – 03 offers

V. Toyota Research Institute Advanced Development (TRI-AD)- 03 offers