The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi has begun its placement process in a completely virtual mode with 166 offers from recruiters and 137 students placed as on December 1.
Phase 1 of the placements began in mid-October and will continue till mid-December with 102 companies participating. Top recruiters include Google, Microsoft, Samsung Bangalore, Adobe, Walmart, Sprinklr, Paytm, Amazon, Indeed, Cashfree, Nference, Flipkart, Mindtickle, Texas Instruments, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Ceremorphic, Addverb, L&T, ZS, Deloitte, Viscadia, Capgemini, KPMG, TCS, Reliance Jio, and LTI.
IIT Mandi has seen a rise in the average salary by 13%, median salary by 16%, and maximum salary by 9%, as compared to the previous year.
Job offers have already been made in profiles such as product engineer, research and development, software engineer, hardware engineer, business analyst, financial analyst, marketing analyst, GET (Graduate Engineer Trainee), consulting, product management, data science, and several other sectors.
The placement drive is centrally coordinated from the IIT Mandi campus with all recruiters and eligible students taking part virtually from different locations of the country.
The Career and Placement (CnP) Cell at IIT Mandi had organised career guidance sessions, including alumni talks, sessions with industry experts, and resume-building workshops ahead of the recruitment drive.
”IIT Mandi has noticed a significant growth in terms of the number of offers and an increase in participation from the diverse companies. The pandemic has also changed the recruitment process entirely from in-person to virtual mode, which offered new ways and means of interacting to explore among the students and companies. Since students have undergone regular online classes and their exams, whether written or viva-voce, also went online, their performance was remarkable in this interaction. We may see the hybrid modus operandi of the recruitment process in the future,” said Tushar Jain, adviser, Career & Placement Cell, IIT Mandi.
Fifty-one students from the institute have already got pre-placement offers before the commencement of the actual placement drive. IIT Mandi has also received seven international offers this year from companies, including Accenture, Enjoy LLC, and Weather News.