New Delhi: IIT Delhi, one of the premier institutions in India, has broken its 10-year record of job placements in the current season. The campus has seen a record number of job placements,15% higher than that of last year. With over 1,000 job offers including preplacement offers from national and international giants, the institution has set a new benchmark. Still, many more companies have lined up for jobs in Phase II (or second phase) of the placement season. 

Of the total placements, fields that backed the maximum offers are electrical, chemical, civil and mechanical engineering, which together make 32% of the total jobs offered, followed by the students of information technology who got 20% of the lot. A few students opted for the deferred placement option, an option available for the students who want to go for startups. Rest of the offers went to analytics, management, finance, teaching, consulting, and research. 

From the 160 preplacement offers bagged, around 90 students accepted the offer. 43 students got placed internationally in Europe, Singapore, the US and Taiwan, out of which only 33 decided to explore these. IIT Delhi last year in 2018 made it to the top 100 institutions around the globe in the Global University Employment Ranking has refused to give the specific details about the packages offered, as it’s a breach of companies’ policy. [This is a grammatically incomplete sentence or an incomprehensible one.]

“Job offers from core companies have increased this year, including those registering under the domain of information technology and others, which is 60% of the total offers,” said S Dharmaraja, head of training and placement. [“ said” repeated, deleted]

Anishya Madan, industry liaison officer at IIT Delhi, considers this success (“as” deleted] a combined effort of the placement team, student coordinators along with a positive reaction from the industry. With Phase I started on December 1, Phase II, which began in January, will continue till the end of May. IIT-Delhi conducts its campus interviews in two phases.