Placements 2015 – 2016 : Trends and Statistics (Part 2)


In the second part of the placement report, we look at sector-wise composition of job offers & profiles, day-wise composition of job offers & profiles and preferred sectors across departments & programmes. Find the first part of the report here.





The rescheduling of the placements affected the companies as described before, but how did they really affect the students? Those who had not prepared well enough got an extra month to prepare while a lot of students were under tremendous pressure to get a good job seeing that their comrades from other IITs had bagged good offers. However, as we can infer from the above statistics, placements have been quite good at IIT Madras this year, and have improved in terms of certain parameters as well.

The key take-aways from the report are that placements – both in terms of salary and sector – are highly dependent on one’s CGPA, department and programme and the average number of job offers that can be expected from a given profile is dependent on the sector and day. Moreover, it is to be noted that the sector-wise composition of companies and the number of jobs offers made varies across the different days of the placement season. Therefore, it is important to analyze the placement data of the previous years and draw inferences while one is preparing for placements. To quote Prof. Babu, “Pre-final year students should look at the data as well as the inferences and strategize accordingly for their Placement.”

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