Guwahati: The placement for the academic year 2022-23 at IIT Guwahati (IITG) started on a firm footing with a total of 168 offers made by 46 companies with the highest offer of Rs 2.4 crore per annum, authorities said.
The institute received two international offers, the highest being Rs 2.4 crore per annum, besides a highest domestic offer of Rs 1.1 crore per annum on the first day of placements on Thursday.
An IITG official said the 168 offers included job profiles such as software development engineer, core engineer, UX designer, VLSI, vehicle engineer, analyst and product designer.
The big recruiters included Microsoft, Texas Instruments, Google, Uber, Qualcomm, C-DOT, Enphase Energy, Oracle, Nutanix, Thoughtspot MTS-2, Squarepoint SDE/Quant, American Express, JP Morgan Chase, Bajaj, Rippling, Tibra, Cohesity and Sprinklr Platform + Product.
Phase I of placements is expected to continue till December 15, an institute statement said.
Abhishek Kumar, Head, Centre for Career Development at IITG, said company officials as well as the students were excited to meet face-to-face after two years of gap due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“This gave upper hand to both the employer as well as potential employees to interact one-to-one, giving more space for proper understanding on both sides of the table,” he said.
In the 2022-23 academic year, a total of 1,269 students have registered for placements across different streams.
The total number of companies registered for Phase I of placements is 264, which will be recruiting for a total of 470 profiles.
As many as 78 start-ups have registered for the recruitment process in the ongoing academic year, along with five public sector undertakings (PSUs).
IITG students have already received as many as 218 pre-placement offers (PPOs) during the academic year 2022-23, the highest in the last four years.