1st Session of placement at IITs for academic year 2019-20 ended on a high note.

1st Session of placement at IITs for academic year 2019-20 ended on a high note.

G.P. Raja Sekhar, Chairman Career Development Centre (CDC) at IIT Kharagpur and head of all IITs placement committee (AIPC) in a recent interview has briefed about the 1st session of placements held among various IITs during the 1st week of December.

He told that all the older Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) began the session on a very high note. Organisations from across the globe have visited their campus to fetch the best pool of students. IIT-KGP itself has got more than 1000 job offers with a total of 150+ companies visiting the campus by this week. This session has broken all its previous records by registering more than 280 pre-placement offers (PPOs) including 19 from the very renowned Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). The total count for IIT-KGP till now is 1,119 for its very first session.

The success story is very similar to other IITs also. On a very high note IIT-Delhi has also registered the 750 mark in the very first five days of placement. The various companies have offered around a total of 782 jobs out of which 767 were domestic while 15 were international. S. Dharmaraja, Head, Office of Career Services, IIT Delhi has announced that this year in spite of the world wide economic recession IITs have shown a positive trend in capturing the mood of market’s tech-giants and hence we are hopeful of a record-breaking performance this year.


The trend is very similar at IIT-Madras and IIT-Kanpur who has also registered the top figures of 848 and 750 respectively in terms of pre-placement offers (PPOs) so provided in the first session of placement. At IIT-Madras the figure of 848 is marginally more than the last year’s figure of 844. This year around 184 companies have visited the campus which include 34 international offers from 17 global companies. Manu Santhanam and C.S. Shankar Ram, Advisors (Placement Cell) IIT-Madras were glad to brief that the numbers so registered during 1st phase were strong and based on these statistics they have started their preparation for the 2nd phase of placements to be held in January’2020.

In terms of sectors, it was noted that around 43% of the total pool was core and R&D make, followed by 34% of Analytics/Finance/Consulting and 23% of Information Technology (IT). The prominent recruiters so observed were American Express, Apple, Goldman Sacs, Google, ITC, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Sony, Accenture Japan, Adobe, Honeywell, Samsung Research Institute, CISCO, HSBC, Amazon India, Rolls Royce, Uber and PayPal among others. On a common platform the chairman of AIPC committee has told that, “We are very much optimistic of building on these numbers to our next phases of placements in-order to set a record breaking all the previous ones”