The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are mulling a “semi-formal structure” comprising placement heads across all IITs to help coordinate and collate all placement-related activities.
IIT placement heads across all IITs met at IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) on Friday to discuss placement-related experiences for this season.
So far, the institutes coordinated on an informal level, though each follows its own placement policy.
The proposed body would meet twice a year. “We want to proactively ensure that students and recruiters have a similar experience regardless of which IIT they choose to go to,” said Ravi Sinha, who is in-charge of placements at IIT-B.
The semi-formal body would collect feedback and placement data from all the IITs to identify trends on changing student preferences, emerging corporate trends and opportunities in the economy.
The body would not impose a single, binding policy across IITs but would coordinate between them.
Placements at IIT-B began on December 1, 2011. Recruiters will be visiting the campus till May this year.
Seven new IITs are going through their first placement season this year or the next.