Despite fears of a sluggish economy and several companies pulling back their offers, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi concluded its final placement season with 1,100-plus job offers, including pre-placement offers by recruiters.
The core sector made the highest number of offers, cornering 31 per cent share.
According to the institute, with over 1,100 job offers, IIT Delhi surpassed previous year’s benchmark by 4 per cent. Following core sector was information technology, with 23 per cent share in total job offers, apart from analytics (13 per cent), consulting (9 per cent), management (7 per cent), and finance (3 per cent); the rest comprised 14 per cent.
Over 430 organisations had registered for the placement season in the academic year 2019-20, offering 600-plus jobs. During the pandemic, the second phase of placements continued in an online mode, through which around 100 students bagged job offers.
Approximately 85.6 per cent undergraduate and postgraduate students who availed of placement services of the institute got placed. The rest explored other options like higher studies, research, civil services examination, and start-ups.
Commenting on surpassing the previous benchmark, S Dharmaraja, head, Office of Career Services (OCS), IIT Delhi, said, “IIT Delhi has broken all previous year records of job placements. This year, it was observed that the number of placement offers increased 4 per cent. This became possible because of teamwork, dynamic strategy, and knowing the skills of students and profiles of core companies.”
Meanwhile, speaking of the 2019-20 placement season, Anishya O Madan, industrial liaison officer, OCS at IIT Delhi, said efforts of the entire placement team, including staff, student coordinators, and volunteers, coupled with industry players, resulted in the seamless conduct of this season.