IIT Delhi rebrands its Training & Placement Unit as Office of Career Services; Hiring season in the Institute to commence on Dec 01, 2019

New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has rebranded its Training & Placement (T&P) unit as Office of Career Services (OCS). Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi inaugurated the Office of Career Services on Monday.
Giving his insights of what is expected from the new entity, Prof. Rao said: “Training & Placement (T&P) cells in IITs have traditionally been helping students find a job. At IIT Delhi, we believe that these cells need to be much more than that. As Office of Career Services (OCS), we want these units to have year-long activities to provide students career counselling services in addition to arranging invited talks by professionals in order to expose students to different career opportunities. OCS will also help students in resume preparation and other aspects of facing interview committees.”
Placement season in IIT Delhi will commence on December 01, 2019 under the aegis of this new entity to recruit students from various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD programmes.
There will be 400+ organisations from India and abroad offering 600+ job profiles in core engineering sectors like electrical, civil, mechanical and chemical engineering in the upcoming placement season.
With this, the students graduating in 2019-20 will be having ample choices during the campus placement. The Institute is looking forward to a robust hiring season that will span from Dec 2019 to May 2020.
Apart from the placements, summer training was also effectively conducted in the year 2019 with 399 students getting internship opportunities so far. Post summer training, so far 160+ students have received pre-placement offers. As of now over 110 students have accepted these offers.
Moreover, for summer training to be held in the year 2020, 300 plus students have already been selected.
The Institute also encourages its students to pursue their passion for startups with deferred placement facility being provided to them in their final year. Quite a few students have opted for this facility as well.
Welcoming the organisations on the campus, Prof S. Dharmaraja, Head, Office of Career Services, IIT Delhi said, “We are optimistic and geared up for setting up new records of placements this year as well despite a downfall in the economic growth. We expect more core companies”.
Artificial intelligence, data science, machine learning, stochastic modelling and decision analytics look to be upcoming sectors as industry gears up for Industry 4.0.
There is a focus on recruitment of PhD scholars this year. A lot of university recruiters and companies from various domains with highly specialised job profiles have registered for recruiting PhD scholars.
From the period of initiation to execution of placement processes, several factors are taken into consideration by the Office of Career Services, IIT Delhi. OCS’ system of rostering takes into account the domain of the company as well as the job profile being offered by the company.
In addition, departmental or student preference is also taken into account. OCS also ensures that that all kinds of job profiles get a fair representation in the roster and each and every student gets a chance to be interviewed.
The Institute hopes that like previous years this year also most of its students will be able to bag offers in the companies of their choice.