In the first phase of placements that had commenced on December 1, 25 worldwide companies offered roles to students.
The prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) is not only known for excellence in academic standards but also for maintaining high values and ethics, as contrary to the other institutes which take pride in declaring the highest paid jobs bagged by their students in the campus placements, the IIT-D follows the policy of not mentioning the high-value packages in their placement. The institute said over 200 offers, including 20 worldwide ones, were made on the inaugural day itself. "Among the worldwide offers, a maximum of six offers was fetched from Microsoft on December 1", the IIT said. "Even though the "Graveyard" session, which was held mainly to facilitate interviews with recruiters in the USA, was scrapped this year, the total number of global offers has increased from 10 last year to 22 in the first four days", he added. "We hope that this trend continues for the rest of the placement season". We try to ensure that all kinds of job profiles get a fair representation in the roster. "We also strive to ensure that all kinds of students get a chance to be interviewed", Anishya Madan, placement officer at the training and placement cell of the institute, said.
The IIT Delhi claims that it follows the precedent because it feels that undue publicity to packages have the effect of "devaluing" national placements over the worldwide ones. A senior professor of Delhi University (DU) who didn't wish her to be named said that the government spends lakhs of rupees on each IIT student and it is the "public" money that is being spent on their education.
The drive saw over 300 organisations across sectors handing out 500 job vacancies that have been registered and awaiting placements within the next few days.
The IIT did not reveal the exact worth of the high-value packages, saying it felt undue publicity on the matter would devalue national placements over the worldwide placements, among others.
"I love coding and this will be a great platform to hone my skills", he said. The first phase will continue till December 15 and the second one will begin in January.