IIT Guwahati receives 179 PPOs in 2021-22, the highest in the last three years

With industries recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in demand leading to an increase in the number of companies participating in campus placement

GUWAHATI : Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati has seen a significant increase in Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) this year. The Institute Students received as many as 179 PPOs during the Academic Year 2021-22, which was the highest in the last three years.

Most of the offers were in the sectors of Information Technology/Software, Finance, Analyst, and Product profiles.

As this year the industries are recovering from the economic aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in demand leading to an increase in the number of companies participating in campus placement. The whole process is being conducted in a completely virtual mode where the companies and students are participating in the process from their respective places.

Year-wise PPO details:

Year PPO
2021 – 22: 179*
2020 – 21: 133
2019 – 20: 133

* (As of 25 November 2021)

Speaking about the Placements for the current academic year of 2021-22, Dr. Abhishek Kumar, Head, Centre for Career Development (CCD), IIT Guwahati, said, “Team CCD is very excited and geared up for this year placement, which will be in completely virtual model.

Year-wise company participation details:

Year Invited firms for campus placement Participated for placement by Recruiters
2019-20 200 147
2020-21 250 160
2021-22 300 180 (expected)

The hiring trend has been on the rise specifically for technical roles with more companies giving PPO offers through internships. Technical profiles of different organizations have increased as compared to last year. Additionally, data science and quant profiles have seen a large number of openings. No sector has been affected, with the core profile remaining stagnant as compared to last year.

Students participated (B. Tech and B. Des) in placements in the year

2019 – 20: 561


2020 – 21: 584


2021 – 22: 600


It is expected that the rising PPOs will reduce the institute’s dependence on final placement. Major companies that are hiring from Day One include Google, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Sprinklr, JP Morgan and Chase, Goldman Sachs, Bajaj, Uber, Schlumberger, Graviton, Amazon, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and Nvidia, among others.

Year-wise Highest Domestic Offer received through PPOs is:

2019 – 20: 47 LPA (CTC)


2020 – 21: 64 LPA (CTC)


2021 – 22: 64 LPA (CTC

Last year, the Institute had received a few international offers from Japan. This year, it is expected to get higher as compared to last year.