Over 1000 students from IIT-B placed. Data Analytics emerges as the new big thing

Campus placements for the academic year 2014-15 at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) saw quite a number of Global and Indian conglomerates recruiting 1,118 graduates from the institution. The placements were conducted in two phases starting December 2014, for which a total of 1675 students had registered.

Students from Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Master of Science (M.Sc.), Dual Degree (D.D.), Master of Technology (M.Tech.), Master of Design (M.Des.), Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in various fields of engineering, science and technology, design and humanities participated in the placement process.

In the first phase, which began in December 2014, 240 companies participated and about 1000 jobs were offered to the students. By the end of the academic year in June 2015, a total of 310 organizations had participated with 1118 students being placed. 

Most job offers were in the field of Engineering and Technology. 88 organisations offered close to 388 jobs. The field of Data Analytics has been gaining popularity over the last few years and 155 offers were made from 47 organisations. The other areas where placements were offered were Consulting, Financial Services, Research & Development, and Education.

This year many start-up companies participated, including some started by IIT-B alumni. A total of 109 job offers were made by start-ups in sectors like IT, education, analytics, and engineering.

Of the 1118 students, 365 students are being offered a salary over Rs. 11 lakh per annum and 162 between Rs. 9.5 lakh to Rs. 11 lakh per annum.

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