IITD registers more than 17% increase in PG placements and 10% increase in overall placements till day 10

According to preliminary data compiled after the day 10 of the placement, the post graduate job offers has registered more than 17% increase this year in IIT Delhi. Placements have been robust this year across all streams with the overall hiring registering a 10% climb till day 10 compared to the previous year’s figures and are likely to go up further by the end of phase - I.

Lalit Gaur, an M. Tech student maintains that the placements for PG students have been buoyant. “I have been closely observing the placements. This year there has been a significant growth in the PG placements especially in core engineering sectors,” says Gaur.

Agrees Rishabh Bhatia, a PG student of Industrial Design Department. “I am so happy to see such a vibrant placement for the PG students. This year the students are getting more jobs in their core areas.”

Jhalak Mittal, a PG student in Electrical Engineering who got a job offer on the day 1 itself says “I am very excited to start my job. This year, the placements for PG students has been really good. Almost all of us have been placed.”

“While the overall placements have been better than last year, recruitment trends of PG students is very encouraging for the future of engineering research in the country. I am hopeful that the overall percentage increase in the recruitment of both UG and PG students will improve further,” says Prof I. N. Kar, Professor-in-charge of Training and Placement at IIT Delhi.

Anishya Madan, ILO at the Training and Placement Unit of IIT Delhi maintains that, “The T&P unit caters to the needs of both UG and PG students at IIT Delhi. Placements calls for testing advanced skills and knowledge of students since recruiting organisations expect students to be abreast with the latest trends in technology. We have recorded a good jump in the recruitment of students this year which is a positive sign.”

Few startups were also represented during the placements from day 1 itself. The phase 1 of the placements will continue till December 15. The phase 2 will commence from January 2018.

IIT Delhi as a policy has decided not to mention high-value packages in their placement related press releases. It is felt that undue publicity to packages have the effect of devaluing national placements over international placements as well as core jobs over finance and consulting jobs.