IIT Guwahati final placement: Student gets Rs. 70 lakh package


GUWAHATI: The highest domestic package offered at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati’s final placement this year is Rs. 70 lakh. The amount is over 35% jump from the last year. The highest domestic package, an IIT Guwahati student got last year was Rs. 52 lakh.

The placement process at IIT Guwahati started from December 1 in a completely virtual mode due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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 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 the equal opportunity provided to them as other institutes and we expect an upward trend in placement this year at IIT-Guwahati,” said TG Shriram, Director, IIT Guwahati. 

On the other hand, IIT-Delhi students bagged over 300 placement offers, including pre-placement offers (PPOs), by the end of the first day of the first phase of the placement season.

“Given the situation this year, a new company scheduling paradigm has been conceptualised for a smooth placement process. This is to create an optimum environment for both the recruiters and the students for a seamless selection process. Given the fact that all selection processes are being conducted in a virtual mode this year, the entire interview process would span a single day instead of multiple shifts unlike past years and many other campuses,” an IIT-Delhi official said.