IIT Madras students receive 763 offers including 23 international offers in Placements Phase I

Chennai, 12 December 2017: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras saw as many as 763 offers made during the Phase I of Campus Placements, which concluded on Sunday (10th December 2017). Around 1,100 students had registered for Placements.

Including the Pre-Placement Offers, which stood at 114 this year, a total of 877 students have already been placed as on date this year (2017-18). This compares favourably with the same time last year (2016-17) when 745 students (73 PPOs) had been placed.


This year saw the total no of international offers go up to 23 by the end of Phase I as compared to 10 for whole of last year. The Top International recruiters include American Software company Microsoft, transportation technology company Uber, American worldwide job search engine Indeed, American Cloud Data Management firm Rubrik, Mercari, Japan, Softbank, Japan and Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd.

Speaking about Phase I of Campus Placements, Prof. Manu Santhanam, Advisor, Training and Placement, IIT Madras, said, “The first phase of IIT Madras placements ended on Dec 10, with more than 60% of students getting placed. The placement of the postgraduate students was significantly better this year compared to the last year.”

“While the total number of students (excluding PPO) placed was not different compared to the same time last year, the actual placed % went up from 56% last year to 62% this year,” said Prof. Manu Santhanam.

The top five recruiters in Phase I were the following firms

  1. Citi: 25 offers
  2. Intel India Technology Pvt Ltd: 20 offers
  3. EXL Service: 19 offers
  4. com: 18 offers
  5. HCL Technologies Ltd: 17 offers

The Departments that had more than 90% placement include: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Engineering Design

Degree – wise Statistics – % placed 

YearB.TechDualM.TechM.S.PhDTotal (%)
2017 – 18697558632662

A Sector wise breakup of job offers include


SectorNo. of companiesNo. of offers
Total 211763

Out of these, 32 start-ups made 85 offers to IIT Madras students. Most of the start-ups were looking to recruit for the Analytics / IT job profiles.

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