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IIT-B placements: Electronics giants double jobs offers

In the first four days, Intel has offered 27 jobs compared to 14 in the first four days of 2015. Similarly, IBM offered seven jobs this year, compared to two in the same period last year. Most of these profiles are related to research and development and based in India.

mumbai Updated: Dec 07, 2016 00:17 IST
Shreya Bhandary
IIT-B placements
This year, job offers from electronics giants — such as Intel, General Electric, Samsung, etc — have doubled.(HT file photo)

Placements at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) seem to be brighter for students opting for core engineering firms, especially in the electronics sector. By the end of five days of interviews this season, electronics companies have managed to offer more jobs compared to last year. This year, job offers from electronics giants — such as Intel, General Electric, Samsung, etc — have doubled.

“We are still analysing data from the first five days, but it is very clear that core fields, especially the electrical sector, have witnessed a significant rise in jobs offered compared to last year,” said a member from the IIT-B placement committee.

For example, in the first four days, Intel has offered 27 jobs compared to 14 in the first four days of 2015. Similarly, IBM offered seven jobs this year, compared to two in the same period last year. Most of these profiles are related to research and development and based in India.

South Korean conglomerate Samsung has been on the IIT-B campus on two out of the first four days, and has offered 21 jobs, compared to 15 that they had offered in the same period last season. “Technology will continue to shape the future with companies such as IBM being at the forefront. Therefore, core technology companies will continue to hunt for the best talent from institutes like IIT and they are also ready to pay for it. This is not a surprising trend,” said Kamal Karanth, an entrepreneur and an HR expert, based in Bangalore.

At the time of going to press, the interviews on day five at IIT-B were in progress.