IITs see record number of campus placements with post-pandemic recovery

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IITs see record number of campus job openings with post-pandemic recovery

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Despite multi-crore salary offers for a select few at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), around 10-20% of students fail to land campus offers at elite tech schools. The number of students who have not received campus offers has increased due to nationwide closures in 2020.

But that’s not the story of the 2022 lot which received record placements despite higher class strength of 10-15% due to rapid digitization and a resurgence in hiring sentiment.

The 2022 batch at the prestigious IIT Bombay saw a 25% increase in the number of students placed on campus despite 15% more students. At IIT Madras, 80% of students opted for on-campus internships in 2021-22 and received job offers, compared to 61% the previous year. Vacancies increased to 86.5% this year from 65.5% in 2020-21 at IIT Roorkee and 76% in 2022 from 61.7% the previous year at IIT Guwahati.

At IIT BHU, 80.9% of registrants received job offers this year, compared to 58.5% for the 2021 batch. At IIT Delhi, the number has increased to 82% this year, from 79, 6% last year.

An IIT internship manager told the Economic Times that no IIT has ever placed 100% of students, but the current year has been exceptionally good. The percentage of internships is calculated based on the number of those who register for on-campus internships. Many elite college students opt out of the placement process to further their education or start their own business.

Placement cells attribute this year’s increase to a spike in job vacancies after economic activity resumed after the pandemic.

The placement percentages vary according to the courses chosen by the students. For example, the total number of offers is the highest for computer science courses, those in civil engineering courses see the fewest job offers.

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