IIT Madras Placements 2017

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) Estd : 1959 Approved by : AICTE Type : Public
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IIT Madras Placements 2017 - Engineering

The first phase placements at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras that started on December 1, 2017, has been concluded. The institute witnessed a magnificent increase in the number of offers made by different companies on the first day of the placement drive. Various reputed companies made 877 offers and 23 students bagged international offers. Companies like Microsoft, Indeed, Uber, Rubrik, Mercari, Sekisui Chemical and Softbank.

According to the placement report of IIT Madras, 62% of the students who registered for the placements bagged jobs in the first phase of placement. In 2016, 132 more students of the institute were placed before the end of the first phase of placement.

According to sources, the highest package offered on Day 1 was Rs. 1 crore per annum. Students took part in the placement process actively without much stress. IIT Madras’s decision to end the graveyard session this year reduced pressure and stress among the students. On day one of placements at IIT Madras, over 33 companies recruited students in two sessions. The total number of offers rolled out at the institute in the first phase of placement was 763.

Top Recruiters at IIT Madras Placements Day One: -

Name of the Company

Number of Offers Made


Samsung Research Institute, Bangalore





Goldman Sachs


EXL Services


Sector-Wise Percentage of Recruitment on at IIT Madras Placements Day One: -

Name of the Sector


Percentage of Offers Made


Consulting/ Finance and Analytics


Core, Research & Development


Information Technology (IT)




90% of the students from the Computer Science and Engineering, Engineering Design and Electrical Engineering departments were placed this season. There was also a 10% rise in the placements of Postgraduate students.

Also, the placements for research scholars saw a rise of 50% in 2017 and companies like UIDAI, Intel India, Qualcomm, ABInBev and Bajaj Autos recruited research scholars. This year, students of IIT Madras were also offered 114 PPOs. Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Qualcomm were the top companies that offered PPOs to students who excelled as interns.

32 startups also visited the Institute for placements this year and offered 85 jobs. The first phase of placement process began at most of the IITs on December 1, 2017. Reputed firms lined up to hire students on Day 1.

Placements Stats for All Degrees

22 Lacs
Highest Package

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    IIT Madras P.O., Chennai 600036, INDIA

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