IIT Madras records increase in pre-placements offers for 2021-22

As many as 227 PPOs have been made to IIT Madras students as on November 5, 2021 as against 186 offers during the entire 2020-21 academic year.

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IIT Madras sees record 227 record pre-placement offersIIT Madras sees record 227 record pre-placement offers

Anu Parthiban | November 8, 2021 | 02:20 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Students of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have registered a strong performance in pre-placement this academic year with the offers increasing during 2021-22. As many as 227 PPOs have been made to IIT Madras students as on November 5, 2021 as against 186 offers during the entire 2020-21 academic year.

The official statement said, “A robust summer internship process, which the Institute conducted completely in online mode, helped connect the Industry and students and drove up the Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs).”

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The PPOs will continue to be made till the commencement of Phase I of campus placements, which is scheduled for December 1, 2021.

A major factor behind this performance in PPOs is the strong internship programme of the institute. This process facilitates students to intern in companies and leads to PPOs. The constant increase in PPOs is the result of excellent performance of students during their internships, the institute said.

IIT Madras pre-placement offers 2021: Recent years

YEAR

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

PPOs

73

114

135

170

186

227*

*(as on November 5, 2021)

In the ongoing academic year, the core engineering and R&D sectors accounted for most of the PPOs till date, IIT Madras said. The major recruiters are Qualcomm, Microsoft, Honeywell, Texas Instruments and Goldman Sachs.

Top five companies that made highest number of PPOs

2021-22

No. of PPOs

Qualcomm

18

Microsoft

14

Honeywell

13

Texas Instruments

12

Goldman Sachs

10


Explaining the factors behind the increase in PPOs this year, CS Shankar Ram, Advisor (Training and Placement), IIT Madras, said, “The Internship process provides a good opportunity for companies to evaluate our students who intern with them over an extended period of time. It also helps our students to learn more about the company, the roles that they may be offered and potential career prospects.”

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Sathyan Subbiah, Advisor (Internships), IIT Madras, said, “The internship process transforms the student from class-room ready to real-world placement ready.”

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