IIT Delhi bags more than 200 job offers on Day 1

The first day of the placement season at IIT Delhi kick-started on a vibrant note at 8 AM on December 1 More than 200 offers including 20 international were made on the inaugural day itself.

The international offers came from companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, US and Amsterdam. Among the international offers, a maximum of six offers were fetched from Microsoft. However, some students, who bagged an international placement, preferred to opt for other options.

Among the national recruiters, a maximum offer of more than 30 came from INTEL.The company recruited both undergraduate and post-graduate students. Among the government-owned organisations, ISRO participated in the process on Day 1 as well.

"Placements have started on a very optimistic note this year. We hope that this trend continues for the rest of the placement season," Prof I. N. Kar , Professor-in-charge of placement at IIT Delhi said.

Anishya Madan, Placement Officer at the Training and Placement Cell of IIT Delhi maintains that several factors were taken into consideration before starting the placement process." Our system of rostering takes the filters of the domain of the company as well as the job profile and student preferences into account. We try to ensure that all kinds of job profiles get a fair representation in the roster. We also strive to ensure that all kinds of students get a chance to be interviewed."

“I had prepared a lot for the placements which included attempting extensive round of mock interviews, case preparation and technical discussions with my seniors ,” says Sanjana Garg, a student of Chemical Engineering who got a job offer with BCG on the Day 1.

Nikhil Chaturvedi who has got an offer with Microsoft at their Redmond office in the US was visibly excited." I love coding and this will be a great platform to hone my skills," Nikhil who also interned with Microsoft said.

Karan Singla,a student of textile engineering who has been placed in IMS Consulting says that a 'shift' from core to non- core was simply a personal choice. "After studying for 4 years in IIT Delhi, my interest shifted and I felt that I could get more opportunities in consulting."

Students also bagged over 150 PPOs of which over 80 plus were accepted. A few students opted for the deferred placement options of the institute available to students interested in pursuing their start-up dreams.

Over 300 organisations across sectors offering over 500 job roles have already registered for placements in the coming few days. Few startups were also represented on Day 1. The phase 1 of the placements will continue till December 15. The phase 2 will commence from January 2018.