IIT Madras records peak in pre-placement offers this year
Students at Indian Institute of Technology Madras have seen a strong performance in pre-placement this academic year with increasing offerings during 2021-22. A strong summer internship process, which the institute conducted entirely online, brought together industry and students and increased Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs).
No less than 227 PPOs (as of November 5) were carried out during the 2021-22 academic year against 186 offers over the entire 2020-21 academic year and 170 a year earlier. “PPOs will continue to be carried out until the start of Phase I of the on-campus internships, which is scheduled for December 1,” said a press release from IIT Madras.
One of the main factors behind this performance in PPOs is the institute’s strong internship program. This process allows students to do an internship in a company. The constant increase in PPOs is the result of the excellent performance of the students during their internships.
Professor CS Shankar Ram, Advisor (Training and Placement), IIT Madras, said: “The internship process provides a good opportunity for companies to assess our students who are interning with them for an extended period. It also allows our students to learn more about the company, the positions that may be offered to them and potential career prospects. PPOs are the natural result of this win-win interaction for businesses and students. We are pleased to note the continued strong performance of our students in this regard and hope to extend this to phase i internships. “
During the current academic year, the engineering and R&D sectors have accounted for most of the PPOs to date. The main recruiters are Qualcomm, Microsoft, Honeywell, Texas Instruments and Goldman Sachs, according to the statement.