Guwahati, Dec 2: The Placement process at IIT Guwahati has started from December 1, in a completely virtual mode. Companies such as Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, Adobe, Quadaye, Oracle, Walmart, Bajaj, American Express, Uber, Accenture Japan, MTX, and many more have taken part in the first day of the placement drive at IIT Guwahati.
Job offers have already been made in profiles such as Software Development Engineer, Member Technical Staff, Hardware, Machine learning, Data Science, Business Analyst, Quant, Core Engineering (Automobile), Analyst, Product designer, Graphic designer, and several other sectors. 69 offers have been made so far and the placements are still in progress for the day.
The placement drive is centrally coordinated from IIT Guwahati campus with all the recruiters from various companies and eligible students taking part virtually from different locations of the country. Students were given training on the virtual platform in advance for an efficient and smooth process. Although the students are not physically present on the campus, the entire placement process is being executed in a similar manner to that of the physical mode done in previous years.
Speaking on the placement process, Prof. Abhishek Kumar, Head Center for Career Development mentioned that IIT Guwahati is conducting the placement completely in an online mode and the institute has ensured we take every effort to make Placement season at IIT Guwahati a success.
Further, IIT Guwahati also added that 133 students from the institute have already got Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) before the commencement of the actual placement drive. Despite the ongoing Pandemic, the number of PPOs offered this year is equivalent to that of the last year which shows that the overall placement scenario has not been affected so far in 2020 and the institute hopes that the overall placement statistics improves compared to last year.
Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati said, “The year 2020 has seen the placement process happening online and the number of recruiters joining the virtual placement has been very encouraging despite the pandemic and we are thankful to all the recruiters. The students of IIT Guwahati who are appearing for the placement from across the country are very determined and are likely to benefit from this online process due to the equal opportunity provided to them as other institutes and we expect an upward trend in placement this year at IIT Guwahati.”