GUWAHATI: The students of esteemed IIT Guwahati received a significant increase in the number of Pre-placement offers in the year 2021.
In an official release, IIT Guwahati stated that "Most of the offers have come from sectors such as information technology/software, finance, analyst and product profiles. With industries recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic this year, there has been a rise in demand leading to an increase in the number of companies participating in campus placement,"
The PPOs in 2019-20 and 2020-21 had been 133; most of the offers are in the sectors of Information Technology/Software, Finance, Analyst, and Product profiles.
The institute is also expecting a good show in the final placement due to a rise in the number of Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs). "Team CCD is very excited and geared up for this year placement, which will be in a completely virtual model," Abhishek Kumar, Head, Centre for Career Development (CCD), IIT Guwahati, said. Data sciences and quant profiles have also seen a large number of openings. It is expected that the rising PPOs will reduce the institute's dependence on final placement, it added.
This year, 300 firms were invited for campus placement and about 179 recruiters are expected. The hiring trend has been on the rise specifically more for technical roles with more companies giving PPO offers through internships.
The companies that take part in campus placements are- Google, Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Sprinklr, JP Morgan and Chase, Goldman Sachs, Bajaj, Uber, Schlumberger, Graviton, Amazon, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and Nvidia, among others. Last year, the institute received international offers from Japan.
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