The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati’s campus placements for the 2021-22 academic year began on a robust note on December 1.
Phase I of the placements is expected to continue till December 15.
A total of 200 offers were made by 38 companies on Day 1, compared to 158 offers from 43 companies at the end of first session last year. Students received multiple domestic offers above Rs 1.1 crore and at least one international offer of Rs 2 crore.
The big recruiters of the first two sessions include Uber, JP Morgan Chase, Schlumberger, Graviton, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Texas Instrument, Bajaj, Qualcomm and Goldman Sachs.
The entire placement process is being conducted online this academic year.
“While many students are back on campus, there are others who are still away. The lessons learnt from the last years’ virtual placement process have helped us plan better this year,” said Abhishek Kumar, head, Center for Career Development, IIT Guwahati.
A total of 1,160 students have registered for placements in the 2021-22 academic year. The total number of companies registered for Phase I of placements is around 200. They will be recruiting for a total of around 250 profiles. As many as 10 start-ups have registered for recruitment along with three public sector undertakings.
IIT Guwahati students have already received 179 pre-placement offers (PPOs) in 2021-22, the highest in the last three years. Most of the offers were in the IT, software, finance, analyst, and product sectors.
IIT Guwahati director T.G. Sitharam said the significantly higher number of placements and package this year was a result of the hard work of students.