#CareerBytes: Top 6 IITs and their placement numbers this season
The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the most premier public institutes offering the best engineering and technology education in India. Every year, thousands of candidates graduate from IITs. While IITs already offer quality technical education, placements at these prestigious institutes are also getting better every year. Here's a list of top 6 IITs and their placement numbers in this session so far.
IIT-M highest placement package nearly Rs. 1cr; 70% students placed
In the 2017-18 placement season, 256 companies visited IIT-Madras and made 968 offers (undergraduate/postgraduate/PhD). Overall, 832 students (70%) got placed. 73.96% BTech students and 81.03% Dual (BTech+MTech) Degree candidates were placed, respectively. Citi Group was the top recruiter, making 25 offers. Other top recruiters were Intel, EXL Services, Flipkart, and HCL Technologies. Computer Science Engineering department saw the highest package of Rs. 95.87 lakh.
Microsoft made highest offer of Rs. 1.39cr at IIT-Bombay
In 2017-18, IIT-Bombay received highest package offer of Rs. 1.39cr from Microsoft, followed by Uber's Rs. 99.87L offer in the first phase of placements. Average salary package was Rs. 13L. Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm, IBM, Microsoft among others made the highest number of offers. In Phase-I, 1023 offers were made by 250+ companies; overall, 60% of students were placed; Phase-II concludes on 30 June.
Placements at Indian Institute Of Technology in Kharagpur
IIT Kharagpur saw participation from 1,839 students so far in 2017-18 placement season whereas 258 recruiters visited the campus. 1309 offers were made (as of June 14) and CSE department received most of them. QuantaFi and Intel were the top recruiters. The average salary package is Rs. 13.3L. Though IIT-KGP didn't officially disclose this, some students claimed the highest package was Rs. 1cr.
IIT-D's highest offer of Rs. 1.4cr, too, came from Microsoft
In the first phase of placements, IIT Delhi saw a 15% rise in the figures compared to last year. It received 905 job offers. It decided not to release high-value placement offers, but reports say Microsoft offered a whopping Rs. 1.4cr package to one Computer Science student, adding that three other students of the prestigious institute received CTC packages of over Rs. 1cr.
IIT Kanpur recorded good placement percentage than others
In Phase-I of 2017-18 placements, IIT Kanpur saw 219 recruiters visiting its campus while 1,015 students participated; of them, 782 (77%) got placed. While the highest placement offer, which again was made by Microsoft, stood at Rs. 1.5 crore, the average salary package was Rs. 15.8 lakh. Other top recruiters included Adobe, EXL Services, GE, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Oracle, and Samsung among others.
IIT Roorkee students also offered Rs. 1.39cr by Microsoft
Meanwhile, at IIT Roorkee, nearly 200 recruiters made about 822 placement offers to the students in the Phase-I of 2017-18 season. The highest offer was made by Microsoft -Rs. 1.39 crore annual package- to three students. Packages this year ranged between Rs. 20 lakh and Rs. 1 crore, the institute said. Other leading companies included Uber, Goldman Sachs, Schlumberger, WebStaff, ONGC, and ISRO.