New Delhi, Dec 20: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) students have received as many as 900 offers (including Pre Placement Offers) during phase one of placement. Compared to same period in 2017, the top engineering institute has witnessed a hike of nearly twenty per cent in the number of visiting companies along with a 22 per cent increase in the total number of selections in the first phase this year. The second phase will be held from January to May 2019, and more recruiters will be visiting the campus.
43 students appointed for international roles
A total of 43 IIT Delhi students have been recruited for global roles in the European region, South Korea, Taiwan, US, Japan, Singapore, etc. For the batch graduating in 2019 from the institute, the placement season had commenced in August 2018.
Over 70 per cent offers made in core jobs
More than 70 per cent students have been placed in the core jobs consisting of information technology profiles. There has been a rise this year in the number of organisations registering to recruit students for core engineering profiles comprising civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, etc.
Before the placement season started, a Career Conclave with the theme of “Prism of Possibilities: Visualise, Improvise, Realise” was organised by the IIT.
More than 550 different profiles offered by over 350 companies have been registered for the current placement season. In the next phase, more than 150 companies are expected to visit the campus.
RuTAG at IIT Delhi announces ‘Rural Innovative Technohunt’
In another news, IIT Delhi was recently in headlines for the first design competition ‘Rural Innovative Technohunt- A technical challenge to identify rural problems and suggest solutions’. The competition was declared by the Rural Technology Action Group (RuTAG) at the IIT. The focus of this contest is to recognise problems prevailing in rural India and propose technical interventions to solve them. The students, staff, and faculty of IIT Delhi can participate in the competition. The registration for the competition has been commenced and the deadline for submission of concept note is December 31, 2018.
“The concept of RuTAG club was introduced a few years ago at IIT-Delhi in order to expose the students to the technical problems or challenges at the grass-root level. In a way, it was a movement for Connecting Engineering Minds with the Society,” SK Saha, Coordinator and Principal Investigator (PI), RuTAG at IIT Delhi, told a national daily.