In Round 1, More Than 100 IITB Students Scored Placements Abroad
New Delhi: As the first phase of campus placements ended at IIT Bombay on December 19, the fears of global economy slowdown having an impact over the placement season have ended too. Over 100 IIT-B students were offered offshore jobs by multinational companies – 20 more than last year.
Overall, 889 students out of a total of 1,600 students were offered jobs by 260 companies. It meant that more than 55% of the current batch strength was placed successfully. Even though a few US companies did not turn up this year because of visa issues, there were several other companies from Europe, Middle East, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA too.
Technical and software sectors continued to dominate the job offers made at the IIT Bombay campus as well as job choices of students. 265 students chose jobs in Engineering and Technology while 245 others chose to join Software and IT firms.
25 firms from the Analytic’s sector hired 83 candidates in all while 21 Consulting firms hired 73 students. Two of the NGOs also picked up one student each. 13 R&D organizations picked up 35 students. Educational institutes also hired 23 students including a few doctoral students as faculty members.
In the first phase, only one public sector company visited the campus picking up two students but more will participate in the second phase of the placement season that will begin from the first week of January.
Major companies participating in the IIT-B campus placements in the first phase included Boston Consulting Group, Deutsche Bank, Sony (Japan), Google, IBM, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Shell, Morgan Stanley, Schlumberger, Samsung (Korea), LinkedIn, Oracle and ITC, among others.
This post was published by Nishant Sinha, co-founder of askIITians.