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Impressive First Week Placements at IIT Chennai

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At least 564 students were placed in just a week at the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras’s (IIT-M) final placements drive which was earlier rescheduled due to the Chennai floods.

The institute said that in the first week, it placed 564 students this season against 550 in the last season.

Of the total 1,237 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels who registered for final placement, 617 have been placed so far. This number includes pre-placement offers made to students who had interned earlier.

The elite institution said core engineering sectors like civil, mechanical and electrical, research and development and public sector units were the top sectors in offering jobs to IIT-M students. These sectors altogether offered 47% of the jobs so far.

In electrical engineering, among 182 registered students, 118 have already been placed and in civil engineering, 69 of the 137 students have got placed. In mechanical engineering, 111 of the 219 registered students got jobs in the first week of placement, the institution said. In computer science, 87 of the 119 students were offered jobs in the same period.

The placement season at premier engineering and business schools has been robust this year, reflecting improved job environment in the country. 

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