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IIT Guwahati Placements: On Day 1, 168 Offers made, Int’l package of Rs. 2.4 Cr, Domestic Offer of Rs. 1.1 Cr

First Published: 2nd December, 2022 8:22 IST

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati bagged the highest international offer of Rs 2.4 crore on Thursday, kicking off the first day of final placements with optimism in a post-pandemic

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati bagged the highest international offer of Rs 2.4 crore on Thursday, kicking off the first day of final placements with optimism in a post-pandemic year marked by layoffs and hiring freeze. A total of 168 offers were made by 46 companies on day one, of which there were two international offers.

The highest domestic offer was worth Rs. 1.1 crore. The offers were made across several branches of engineering such as Software Development, Data Science, Quant, Core engineer, UX Designer, VLSI, Vehicle Engineering, Analyst, Product Designer job profiles, among others.

The Institute has received two international offers at the end of the second session. The big recruiters of this year’s first two sessions include Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Google, Uber, Qualcomm, C-DOT, Enphase Energy, Oracle, Nutanix, Thoughtspot MTS-2, Squarepoint SDE/Quant, American Express, JP Morgan Chase, Bajaj, Rippling, Tibra, Cohesity, and Sprinklr Platform + Product, among others. The phase 1 of placements is expected to continue till December 15.

Speaking about the placement process being conducted at the Institute, Dr. Abhishek Kumar, Head, Center for Career Development, IIT Guwahati, said in a IIT release, “Company officials as well as students both are excited to meet face to face after 2 years of gap due to the pandemic. This has given upper hand to both the employer as well as potential employee to interact one to one, giving more space for proper understanding on both sides of the table.”

A total of 1,269 students have registered for placements, across different streams of study. A total of 264 companies will be recruiting for 470 profiles. As many as 78 start-ups have registered for recruitment and five public sector undertakings have also registered.

Expressing his happiness on a strong start to the placement season at IIT Guwahati, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said, “We are really excited to physically host companies at IIT Guwahati campus after two years. We have recorded progressive outcomes in the Session 1.1 and 1.2 of the Placement Drive. I am sure the final outcomes will touch new heights for the Institute.”

Students of the institute have already received 218 pre-placement offers (PPOs) during the academic year 2022-23, which was the highest in the last four years. Most of the offers were related to Core Engineering, IT, Finance and Analyst profiles.

Edited by Bhargobi Khaund

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