Hyderabad: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad will begin phase-I campus placements for the academic year 2019 from December 1 to 20. In 2019-20 as many as 476 students have registered for the event.

The phase-II of placements will be held from January 2020 till the end of the Academic Year.

The placement process at IIT Hyderabad is a student-lead activity.The number of Pre-Placement Offers (PPOs) have nearly doubled from 19 in the last year to 37 as on October 30 2019. Most of the offers PPOs have come for undergraduate students from the Information Technology and Information Technology-Enabled Services (IT/ITES) including two international offers.

 

Dr Pradeep Kumar Yemula, faculty in-charge (placements), IIT-Hyderabad, said,“Our institute is more than a decade old; we have built a reasonable alumni base who support the institute. The fact that we have almost doubled the number of PPOs this year shows an encouraging outlook for the upcoming placement season.”

IIT-Hyderabad students have received offers from companies such as Microsoft Corporation, D.E. Shaw, Goldman Sachs Group, Amazon, Arcesium and Arista Networks, among others.

Dr Pradeep Kumar Yemula said,“By the end of the last academic year (2018-19), the institute had 89 internship offers from 25 companies. This year we matched the previous year’s record in Phase-I itself. We are hoping for more offers in the first half of 2020.”

Internships 

From this academic year (2019-20), IIT- Hyderabad has started a phase-wise internship recruitment drive. The phase-I internship was held on a ‘fast track’ bases in October. Phase-II will begin in January.

The phase-I internship programme 2019-20 resulted in 86 offers from 25 companies as of October 30 2019. It included six international offers. The institute placement office is expecting further offers as the phase-II process of the internship will begin in January 2020 and will continue up to April 2020.

Dheeshma Puzhakkal

Dheeshma Puzhakkal is currently a Reporter with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University, she has interned with Greater Kashmir newspaper and NDTV. Dheeshma has also made short films and documentaries. Her documentary ‘Still I Rise’, which is based on sex-trafficking in Hyderabad’s Old City, has earned accolades in several film festivals, such as International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kerala (IDSFFK). An avid foodie, she loves to travel and listen to stories that others tell. Photography is one of her all-time interests. She has extensively written on satellite-based journalism, health, consumer, and data stories besides covering anti-crime investigative agencies.

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