Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Its Raining PPOs at IITs this year


Pre-placement offers to students at the Indian Institutes of Technology have scaled a record high this year, indicating a bumper recruitment season ahead amid growing inclination among leading employers to hire through the tried-and-tested internship route. 

The number of offers at some IITs has already shot up about a third than that a year ago, officials said, even as companies have more than two weeks left to snap up talent through PPOs from the premier engineering institutes. 

IIT-BHU in Varanasi has already registered more than 32% jump in the number of PPOs to 94 from 71in the whole of last year. At IIT Roorkee, the number of PPOs has seen a 27% increase to 108 so far, from 85 a year ago. 

Placement officers and students at other IITs including those in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kharagpur and Guwahati said the institutes are seeing an increase in PPOs, with most of them recording the highest number of offers ever this year. 

IIT Kharagpur has so far received 170 PPOs, close to what it received in the entire last year. The institute is confident of crossing at least 200 this year, officials said. IIT Madras is also within touching distance of last year's final tally of 69, having received 63 PPOs already.