The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad on Thursday said it has witnessed a surge in its students getting placed abroad as they secured 38 international offers during phase I of placements for the 2019-20 academic year. The students secured a total of 271 offers from 96 companies by the end of Phase I of campus placements alone which includes the 37 Pre-Placement Offers (PPO), which are the results of student internships, IIT Hyderabad said in a release.
Phase I of placements was conducted between December 1 and 12 while Phase II is scheduled to begin in January 2020, it said. IIT Hyderabad Faculty In-Charge (Placements) Pradeep Yemula said, "For the current placement year 2019-20, we have received 38 international offers from 15 companies across three countries--US, Japan and Taiwan-- when compared to last placement year, when we had received 22 international offers from 8 companies across Japan and Taiwan." A total of 483 students registered for placements across departments for placements for the Academic Year 2019-20. Most of the job offers were from IT and ITES sectors.
In the current placement year 2019-20, for circuit branches, the institute has crossed more than 80 per cent of placement during Phase I, the release added.