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IITs see a surge in global offers for the class of 2020

International job offers for the Class of 2020 during final placements have jumped upwards by as much as 400%.

Updated: Dec 14, 2019, 12.06 PM IST
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New Delhi|Kolkata: Indian Institutes of Technology are seeing a spurt in the hiring of engineers for global positions, as companies such as Microsoft, Uber, BNY Mellon, Accenture Japan, Deskera and Honeywell, to name a few, quickly snap up students in the current placement season.

International job offers for the Class of 2020 during final placements have jumped upwards of 60% at IIT Madras and IIT-Hyderabad, while the IITs at Kanpur, Kharagpur, BHU and Guwahati have seen a surge of 100-400%. The 2020 batch is being offered more positions in locations such as the United States, Singapore and Japan, compared to the 2019 batch.

At IIT Kharagpur, international offers touched 51 from 26 last year, while at IIT Kanpur, they have risen to 22 from 10 last year.

At IIT-BHU, international offers have soared to 11 from last year’s 4, while at IIT Guwahati, there has been a five-fold jump to 25 compared to last year.

At IIT-Madras, international offers have surged to 34 from 21, while at IIT-Hyderabad they have risen to 38 from 22 last year.

This comes after job offers for the Class of 2017 plummeted, primarily due to reduced profiles for US or Europe. Although it has since been growing, this year’s jump is easily the highest in recent years, IIT placement sources said.

The first phase of placements at IITs started at the beginning of the month, including Delhi and Bombay, and are nearing completion. The second phase begins early next month, but already over 60% of students at each of these IITs have offers in hand.

At IIT BHU, recruiters are getting more aggressive about hiring for international destinations, as source said.

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