Students of IIT-Bombay with PG dreams can now apply for campus placements after a yearmumbai Updated: Oct 24, 2017 11:15 IST
Students opt out of placements so that they can focus exclusively on their application process for higher studies.(HT File)
Students at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B) who plan to pursue post-graduation will for the first time have a choice to apply for campus placements after a year. In a move that will help many students, IIT-B will offer the service as part of the Deferral Placement Programme (DPP) introduced by the institute in 2012.
Currently, under DPP, students planning to start their firms or work in the social sector – after opting out of the campus placements – can come back in two years and be part of the hiring process. This year onwards, the deferral placement service will be extended to students opting for higher education too.
“For the first time, IIT-B has decided to provide deferral to students who want to apply for higher studies in their core sector,” said a spokesperson for the placement cell of IIT-B. “Students opt out of placements so that they can focus exclusively on their application process for higher studies. And if they are unable to get admission, they will have the choice of being part of next year’s placements.”
Other than IIT-B, IIT-Madras is the only other institute to offer the service, which it introduced in 2015. “This will be the third year that students at IIT-M will be offered the service. Most students have appreciated the move, especially since it gives them time to work on their application process in detail, with the help of mentors at the institute. They know that they have a backup plan if things don’t work out,” said an official from the placement cell of IIT-M.
Like every year, the first phase of placements at IIT-B will start in the first week of December. The institute has got a confirmation from companies, with more than 440 job profiles, out of which more than 160 profiles are from the engineering sector. As has been the trend in recent years, companies such as Sony, Murata, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, Vedanta and General Electric are emerging as the major recruiters, said officials from the placement cell of IIT-B.