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The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar placements is known to be the standard among all other IIT placements. It is not just a process to help students get a good and decent job in a reputed firm but is also a way to make students independent, smart and presentable so that they are ready to face the world outside the college boundaries. The IIT Gandhinagar placements take place at the end of every academic session for the students of the final year or semester. Prior information about the placement is given to the students so that they can start preparing for the placement rounds.
It is to note that the companies or corporate houses invited for placements are top and recognised setups that would help students to flourish in the best way and achieve the pinnacle of success. Not only private firms but Governmental organisations are also invited for the placements by the institution. Few top Governmental organisations visiting the IIT Gandhinagar campus include Bharat Dynamics Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Indian Space & Research Organization, Gujarat State Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited, Bharat Electronics Ltd, etc. Other private organisations invited for IIT Gandhinagar placements include Infosys Ltd, Bank of India, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Flipkart, Grasim Industries Ltd, Honda Cars India Ltd, Microsft IT, etc.
The IIT Gandhinagar placement cell plays a significant role in this entire process of placement selection of the students in the top organisations. The cell constitutes faculty members and students who take up the charge of conducting and organising the placement programme of the institution. It is the duty of the placement cell to train students for the selection stages of the placement rounds set up by the invited organisations. The cell is also responsible for inviting the companies and managing all their needs for the selection of the right candidates for their openings.
IIT Gandhinagar saw an increment in the number of companies that visited the campus at placements 2016. About 80 companies took part in the institute’s placement drive. The institute also got recruiters from government agencies and PSUs.
The first phase of campus placement has been fruitful for the institute and more companies are expected to visit in the next few months.
Bharat Dynamics Ltd, Indian Space & Research Organization, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Bharat Electronics Ltd and Gujarat State Fertilizer & Chemicals Limited are the eight government organizations that recruited students from IIT Gandhinagar in 2016.
The institute is in talks with DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) and other similar organizations to join the hiring process. The institute also expects some international offers for the first time.
Over 40% B.Tech students have been placed at IIT Gandhinagar in the first phase of placements. The placement season started in the month of October and is expected to continue till March-April 2017. Students graduating in the year 2017 are expecting more offers in the coming placement phases.
Gaurav Srivastava, Faculty and Head-Career Development Services (CDS) informed that eight PSUs have visited the campus so far and more are expected to come. He also said that some flourished start-ups have also shown interest in recruiting the talented youth of the institute.
Students now understand the dynamics of working with start-ups and 27 of the students have also opted for deferred placements in 2016. Some of these students also plan to start their own startups while others plan to go for higher studies.
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Amongst the companies that recruited from IIT GANDHINAGAR, some of the prominent recruiters were Ericsson, flipkart, Goldman sachs, Hero Motocorp, HSBC, etc.