Public and private sector companies such as the Indian Space Research Organisation, Microsoft, Google and Apple have made job offers to candidates as the placement season in IIT-Madras began here Saturday.
As many as 85 offers were made by 19 (private) companies during the first phase of the placement season, which include six international job offers, a press release said.
Microsoft Ltd led the pack offering jobs to 25 candidates followed by Apple (8) and Goldman Sachs (7), the release said.
Apart from these companies, the Indian Space Research Organisation and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation offered jobs to seven candidates, it said.
“We had premier companies in the first slot, which made a good number of offers to our candidates. The number of finance offers has been excellent in the first slot with 29 offers being made by such firms,” advisor of IIT-Madras (training and placements) professor Manu Santhanam said.
One of the shortlisted candidates Alekhya Reddy said,”It has been an exhilarating experience of attending interviews of software giants, answering back-to-back coding questions.”
“I’m experiencing a sense of satisfaction that all my hardwork has paid off upon getting selected by Microsoft, Redmond campus, USA,” she said.