10% jump in placements at IIT Delhi

New Delhi: Compared to last year, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has recorded an increase of 10 per cent in the number of placements offered to students this season so far, the institute said on Wednesday.

Till the 10th day of the ongoing placement exercise — started on December 2 — the institute registered a 10 per cent rise in the overall jobs offered to students across streams, while for the Post Graduate (PG) students this increase was 17 per cent compared to last year.

“While the overall placements have been better than last year, recruitment trends of PG students is very encouraging for the future of engineering research in the country,” I.N. Kar, Professor-in-charge of Training and Placement at IIT Delhi, said in a statement.

“I am hopeful that the overall percentage increase in the recruitment of both UG (Under Graduate) and PG students will improve further,” he added.

The figure is likely to go up by the end of this phase of the placement season on December 15. The next phase will start in January next year.