Chennai: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras students have registered a strong Pre-Placement show despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The offers increased in 2020-21 compared to 2019-20 academic year.
A total of 182 offers were made to IIT Madras students this academic year compared to 170 during the entire 2019-20 academic year. Campus Placements’ Phase I is scheduled to commence on December 1.
“The sustained increase in the number of Pre-Placement Offers this year is a clear reflection of the academic quality of IIT Madras and its students. I am optimistic that we would be able to carry forward this momentum and our students would obtain the best possible job offers in Phase-1 placements,” CS Shankar Ram, Advisor (Training and Placement), IIT Madras, was quoted as saying by EdexLive.
The first day of the internship drive on August 30 was reasonably successful. A total of 17 companies virtually took part and made 140 Internship offers. In 2019, 147 internship offers were made on the first day.
“We have been observing a direct correlation between internships and Pre-Placement Offers ever since the internship office was created. Internships provide an excellent opportunity for students to understand the working culture and expectations of the companies that they work for and for the companies to realise the potential of our students during that short period. When interests and expectations of interns and companies match, it culminates in Pre-Placements offers,” NV Ravi Kumar, Advisor (Internships), IIT Madras, was quoted by the website.