Moving from Phase-I to Phase-II : IIT Delhi Campus Placements

The placement season for the batch graduating in 2018 at IIT Delhi commenced in August 2017. In the run-up to placements, students were provided various facilities, training sessions and workshops to help them prepare for the coming season. These include sessions on resume making, communication skills, presentation and interviewing skills, problem-solving and case workshops as well multiple mock placement tests. The workshops also touched upon careers in various sectors.

The institute also organized a Career Conclave with the theme of "Careers in the age of Industry 4.0" prior to the start of campus interviews with a view to help students make more informed career choices. The conclave invited senior officials from companies across sectors to help students get a better understanding of career opportunities available in the sector. The format of the conclave was based on panel discussions followed by interactive sessions with the speakers.

The campus interview processes are conducted in two phases. Phase I started on 1st December whereas Phase II will commence in January and will go on till the end of May 2018.

The first phase of campus interview processes started from December 1, 2017. The pre-interview processes of companies like tests/ group discussions/assignments were conducted starting from the last week of August’ 2017 itself. More than 300 companies offering over 500 different profiles have registered on the Training & Placement portal to participate in campus placements for this year upto now. Many more are expected to register in the coming days. Of the registered companies, 230 Companies visited the campus in the first phase recruiting for over 370 different job profiles. Over 100 companies should be visiting campus in the next phase.

The rostering / company slotting system at IIT Delhi endeavours to spread out the companies to give both the students and the recruiters a varied and richer experience. Company Slotting is done based on numerous parameters including the job profile offered, growth prospects in the company and sector, reputation/brand of the company on campus, preferences of the students, past relationship/record with IIT Delhi and other IITs etc. Also, the campus believes that each day of the entire placement season (upto May) is important. Slotting needs to be done to spread the companies across all days of the recruiting season based on mutual convenience.

Placements in IIT Delhi have been robust this year across all streams with the overall hiring registering an almost 15% climb as compared to the previous year in Phase-I. The Post-graduate class saw a robust increase of over 20% in overall placements as compared to last year.

The status of offers received through campus placement processes across profiles is as below:

Around 70% students were placed in the Core jobs (since companies offering Information Technology profiles are core to many streams including Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics etc., and companies registered under the Others category include those offering technical profiles).

The first day of the placement season at IIT Delhi kick-started on a vibrant note at 8 AM on December 1 More than 200 offers including 20 international offers were made on the inaugural day itself. Over 35 students bagged international offers spanning profiles from the Singapore, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and USA. However, many students preferred domestic offers over these offers.

Students also bagged 197 PPOs of which 102 were accepted. The total number of PPOs received by the institute registered a 20% increase over last year.

The institute has received around 950 offers (including PPOs) leading to about 780 unique selections (including accepted PPOs) upto the end of Phase-I.

IIT Delhi as a policy has decided not to mention high-value packages in their placement related press releases. It is felt that undue publicity to packages have the effect of devaluing national placements over international placements as well as core jobs over finance and consulting jobs.